Today we’d like to introduce you to Niyah Lindsey.
Hi Niyah, so excited to have you with us today. What can you tell us about your story?
I was born with Sickle Cell Anemia (SS), A disease that made me who I am today, strong and courageous. The hospital was always my second home and I’ve always been limited throughout life.
Alright, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
It definitely hasn’t been an easy path for me.
Especially when it came to school, I barely was in school because of my chronic illness (elementary-12th). I went to college but later had to withdraw due to the same reason. With me having to leave college I was like… what now?? So I prayed and prayed asking God to reveal my purpose.
At this time I was in a bad mental space but I overcame it by tapping in with the gifts God has given me.
With these gifts I want to encourage, inspire and motivate every person that I come in contact with that may have the same mindset that I once had, to let them know that no matter what you go through in life and no matter what you struggle with, if you tap in to what has been placed inside of you and continue to focus on your gifts you will one day master whatever that is and be able to someday, somehow make a difference.. and that’ll be your purpose.
As you know, we’re big fans of you and your work. For our readers who might not be as familiar what can you tell them about what you do?
I’m a female music producer. I started making beats in late 2015. I was playing around at first but I actually fell in love with making music. I later realized it was a distraction from my chronic pain, Especially when hospitalized. I currently produce for local music artists and now expanding to the L.A. area
If we knew you growing up, how would we have described you?
Growing up was different for me, I was always disappointed that I couldn’t do what other kids did because of my disease, which made me mean and envious. I feel like people would have described me as a spoiled brat.. and I some what was because I felt like I deserved anything I wanted since I had to go through so much pain. If you met me today you would’ve never thought I was that way.