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Conversations with Rosa Haile

Today we’d like to introduce you to Rosa Haile.

Hi Rosa, it’s an honor to have you on the platform. Thanks for taking the time to share your story with us – to start maybe you can share some of your backstory with our readers?
I was born in Eritrea and immigrated to the US when I was 6. I’ve always been a shy person, always kept to myself. But modeling and acting, you can’t be reserved. I started modeling when I was in college studying to be a nurse. It was a great way to get me out of my shell a little bit. My college professor suggested I act in a theatre production of Anna Deavere Smith’s play, Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992 about the LA riots. I took one of her theatre classes, again just to get out of my shell.

Can you talk to us a bit about the challenges and lessons you’ve learned along the way. Looking back would you say it’s been easy or smooth in retrospect?
Nothing you ever want is smooth. It takes a lot of hard work. But some of my struggles were due to myself and my confidence. I’m plus-size and black, it was definitely hard find women that were represented me. Representation matters.

Alright, so let’s switch gears a bit and talk business. What should we know about your work?
I’m currently working as a nurse, but I model and act in the side. I post some modeling photos on social media. I’m most proud of being a mom. I have a five months old son who was a NICU baby for three weeks. I learn from him everyday.

What do you like and dislike about the city?
There is always something to do no matter the day of the week. The crime is what I don’t like.

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Mark Anthony Kathurima Kayla Fairrow Tawni O.

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