“Small shifts in your thinking, and small changes in your energy,
can lead to massive alterations of your end result.”
// NICKNAME(S) //
- "It's pronounced Nuh-Stah-See-Uh."
// AGE //
20 // March 16th, 1998
// RELATIONSHIP STATUS //
// OCCUPATION //
Sia is currently in the work-study program at the university; she wanted to make as much money as she could so that she wouldn't have to worry her mother about sending her monthly checks. For now, she works as a Social Work professor's assistant; her job mainly consists of entering his students' grades into the online system.
// CLASSIFICATION //
// SUBJECT AREA //
Social Work Major
// IN-DEPTH APPEARANCE //
Nastasia is a young, black woman who towers over a good portion of the women in her age bracket; she stands at five feet, eleven inches tall in flats and weighs in at a little over 185 pounds. She has more of an athletic build thanks to her exercise habits; her arms and legs are toned, and her abdomen is flat. Her soft-curled, shoulder length hair is dense but yielding, and thick enough to lose your fingers in. The young woman's skin is smooth and, on most days, free of any acne or scarring. When she's smiling, something that she does often, you'll be able to see two rows of pearly whites, almost perfectly straight despite never needing braces. She has helix piercings, conch piercings, tragus piercings, and lobe piercings in both of her ears. Sia also has multiple tattoos: her left arm sleeve is nearly complete, as well as the koi fish on her right thigh. She also has a few small finger tattoos that she got when she was a teenager.
When it comes to her fashion sense, Sia puts a great amount of time and effort into putting together her outfits. After all, it wouldn't really be a good look for the VP of Urban Couture to not look her absolute best on every occasion. You'll usually see her running around in a nice pair of pants, a solid colored blouse or top, and a pair of heels or boots. She'll accessorize by sporting a silver chain around her neck as well as three to five rings
on her fingers. When it comes to makeup, Nastasia doesn't usually apply much of it unless she's going to a party or some special occasion; her daily routine simply consists of applying brows, a bit of foundation, lashes, and lip gloss.
// HABITS | QUIRKS | ODDITIES //
- She's left handed
- She bites her nails when she gets nervous or anxious
- Often finds herself daydreaming or lost in deep thought
// DREAMS //
Sia has always dreamed of being a famous dancer; She idolizes dancers such as Ciara, Fik-Shun, Ladia Yates, and Twitch, hoping that one day she will become as great and well known as they are. Like many aspiring dancers, however, Nastasia does have a back-up plan; if this doesn't all pan out, she plans on becoming a Child Welfare Caseworker. While it isn't her main goal, she does believe that it's something she'd be very passionate about doing given her own personal background.
// LIKES //
- Music // Sia appreciates all genres of music, though she typically listens to Hip-Hop.
- Poetry // She's been writing and performing her spoken word poems since middle school.
- Sweets // She's always had a sweet tooth, and can enjoy them as much as she wants due to her high metabolism.
- Tattoos // Her mother never liked them, but she loves them.
- Helping Others // She does a lot of community service in her spare time.
// DISLIKES //
- Latest Fashion Trends // She usually dislikes any weird, new fashion trends she sees on social media.
- Math // It's her weakest subject; She pays a sophomore to tutor her.
- Pessimism // Sia typically likes to look at the bright side of things.
- Racism, Prejudice, Homophobia, etc. // Self explanatory.
- Large Bugs // Especially those with multiple legs.
// FEARS //
- Failing a class // Failing a class would cause her GPA to drop which, eventually, would lead to the loss of her scholarship.
- Death // Like many people, Sia is afraid of what will come of her after she is gone.
- Centipedes // "Yuck."
// HISTORY //
Nastasia Patrice Bailey was born on March 16th in East Atlanta, Georgia. She was the eighth and final child born to Walter Haynes Jr. and/or Annalise Bailey, who provided all of their children with little to no support. The large family originally lived in a two bedroom apartment in East Atlanta; while Anna and Walter got the master bedroom to themselves, Sia and her siblings were forced to figure out their rooming situation on their own. Since Sia was the youngest, she earned a spot in the top bunk. The rest of her siblings alternated between sharing the bottom bunk and crashing on makeshift palettes on the floor. Their father, Walter Jr., was frequently in prison for assault and possession charges, and his longtime girlfriend, Annalise, was addicted to crack cocaine. Sia was five years old when she saw her mother and most of her siblings for the last time; it was then that she'd officially become a ward of the state and would begin her struggle within the foster care system.
For the next few years of her life, Nastasia would be in-and-out of multiple foster homes; by the time she started high school she'd already lived with thirteen different families. It wasn't until she turned fifteen that she found the one couple who actually wanted to see her succeed; they actually cared about her well being rather than the fat check they received every month for letting her stay there. Sia had always made good grades in school, but it was around that time that she actually began to apply herself and focus on maintaining a high GPA thanks to her foster parents. They'd even encouraged her to join a few clubs and partake in after school activities. By the time she graduated high school, Sia not only had a 3.8 cumulative GPA, but she'd also found a new passion for dance and had been accepted into multiple colleges on nearly full ride scholarships. Sia picked the school in California because she wanted to see that side of the country and, for the first time in her life, get away from a hometown that reminded her so much of her terrible past.
Sia's first two years of college went great; she managed to keep her grades up, made a bunch of new friends, and even joined a couple of organizations on campus. She was a second semester Sophomore when she pledged Sigma Gamma Rho, and a first semester Junior when she became the Vice President of Urban Couture. Although Nastasia keeps in contact with her last foster parents, she currently does not have any desire to go back for a visit. She plans to get a job or internship during the Summer so that she can afford an apartment and live in California for the rest of her schooling.
// CLUBS & SOCIETIES //
- Urban Couture Modeling Org.
- P.A.N.I.C (Performing Arts Org.)
- Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. (ΣΓΡ)