Updated: Apr 17, 2022
As you already know, or at least you should, I have been working for the last year and a half on a project that is a collection of fantasy stories with characters inspired by TikTok creators. One of the most nerve-wracking things I’ve ever done was approaching these creators and asking if they would allow me to share their names as inspiration for the characters I’ve created.
I wanted to do this because I wanted to support those creators by helping to spread the word about them. As I scrolled the FYP (for you page) I found so much inspiration from videos, both from people who were wildly creative with makeup and costume, and people who were just being themselves.
Luckily, quite a few of them agreed to allow me to share them as the inspiration behind these characters and that is what I want to do here. I will post videos and photos of the creators who have agreed to stand as the physical inspiration for the fantasy creatures I’ve created.
Backstory: Waoli Mey is the head of the Sukra, the elders of the Selective, and a seer. She has an affinity for air, which she uses to aid her magic. As the head of the Sukra, it is up to her to guide Shanoai, the broken seer daughter, to find the key to her magic before a great darkness consumes the few who remain with vision, the power to see into the future.
Waoli Mey was inspired by: Sekeithia (@Sekeithia)
Sekeithia brings the motivation for that ass! She is firm, but loving and holds a power that you can feel through your posts. She is vulnerable with her following and that is something I wanted to capture in her character.
Checkout the tiktok that started it: https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPdS2xmLr/
Sekeithia agreed to do a quick interview and you can see their answers below. Make sure that you check out this creator’s social media, follow them, and show them some love and support. And don’t forget to preorder Tales of Novia!
What inspires you to create your content?
I feel that "regular" people can make an impact. There was a time in my life that I felt I was not worthy of breathing air, I know I am not the only one that has ever felt this way. There were times in which I felt alone, misunderstood and I decided to start sharing my story and sharing words of inspiration to let others know they are not alone.
Where do you draw inspiration for your content?
My own life experiences.
What do you hope to convey to your audience? Is there a special message behind your work?
To not give up on themselves, to stay in the fight. Is there a special message behind your work? Self-love, growth and evolution.
Do you have any specific goals for content creation?
Eventually, I would like to grow on other platforms and to get real-world certifications to help people on a different level.
Is there anything you would like to say to the readers?
I would like to remind them that they matter. We are one of the most important projects that we will ever get an opportunity to work on, take the time to feed yourself, grow, change and evolve.
Watch the intro to Waoli Mey: https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPdS2qPvc/