So She Slays is a place to feel comfortable talking about issues that are a part of your everyday life. From beauty, style, wellness, and life. We keep things as real as possible.


Making the World Beautiful One Painting At a Time: Mariel Paat

“I’ve realized that if I truly want to pursue an artistic career, then I have to be comfortable with being uncomfortable.”


Making art more than just a passion but a career, Mariel would’ve never thought a career as a painter would be anything she could actually choose. It wasn’t until she took her first painting class in college as a way to jump ahead in credits that she found her passion. With a little help from her art teacher at the time she applied to study abroad for a year in Italy where she would live life and study art.

Captivated by Mariel’s passion for art and her dope vibe as this chill, down to earth chick who is in love with her culture. We had the chance to meet and speak about her passions and what it takes to live life as an artist.


The Tricky Art of NOT Burning Yourself Out

My name is Annemarie, but you might know me as Ann King. A singer/songwriter from The Netherlands.

I always wanted to be a singer, for me, there weren’t any other options. I started doing musicals when I was eight and I’ve been addicted to performing ever since. I taught myself English from watching F.R.I.E.N.D.S over and over again when I was 12 because I wanted to sing in English, I have dyslexia so it took some hard work. When I was 15 I picked up the guitar and started writing my own songs. I read anything I can get my hands on and in a very Rory Gilmore way, I always have a book with me. I am currently studying Emily Dickinson’s poetry and I love it.