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Interview with @thebestmetoday

Interview with @thebestmetoday

1. What city are you from/ Where are you based now?

I was born in Chicago, Illinois and raised in Mississippi. I ambased in the Bay Area, California now, and I’ve been here for about 17 years now.

2. What is your real name? What is your Stage Name? How did you get your artist name?

Safira McGrew, and I chose ‘thebestmetoday’ about 6 or 7 years ago. I was digging myself out of a traumatic event and was offered an opportunity to help others. I initially intended to convey that I would help others toward their best selves, and I focused on doing that. And ultimately the name sort of became a mantra that I try to embody every day. Now I can confirm that helping others will help you better yourself.

3. At what point in your life did you decide to pursue a career in your field?

I have always been one to help others, as I started as a tutor at a very young age. As I grew as a person, I have always shared my journey and invited others along. After a string of personal successes, I realized I needed to get my finances in order to continue taking my life to the next level. Financial literacy is probably the most important step in the road to success, and I started on it right away. And as I began solving my issues, I invited others along the way, so we can grow together.

4. Has your upbringing played a role in shaping who you are and defining you today? If so, how?

Absolutely! I grew up in a strict household, one where I had no voice, opinion, or freedom to make mistakes. I had to learn all of that once I became an adult, and I experienced many growing pains as a young adult. I now look back on those experiences with pride because they gave me character and depth.

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