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EP 9 | Rozella Marie - On Positive Body Image and a Career as a Local Musician

By Derek Toh

“People used to call me names because I was born with a birthmark on my face and it affected my confidence a lot. I shied away from a lot of things and people and that’s how my love for music developed.” - Rozella MarieIn this podcast episode, Rozella talks about her experience growing up with a birthmark on her face and how she has struggled with body image issues. She shares about overcoming low self-esteem and building confidence. Rozella talks about her career as a local musician in Malaysia as well as being the founder of a social awareness platform called True Complexion. To check out True Complexion and Rozella’s latest single as mentioned in the podcast, here are the links: https://open.spotify.com/track/64EXbFouXfu3j6HjbC6qRg?si=JCJ7PXFbQqmkrsNJuA14MQhttps://www.facebook.com/truecomplexion/Rozella Marie (@rozellamarie) is a singer, songwriter and voiceover artist originally from Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. After having her Tiger Jams winning single ‘Home to You’ remixed by popular Scottish electronic band CHRVCHES in 2016, her hit single ‘XOXO’ garnered 14 New Music Friday playlists on Spotify. She is one of the very few Malaysians who have been featured on the New Music Friday playlist in the US.Besides making music, she is the founder of True Complexion, a social awareness platform that celebrates inclusion and diversity. Rozella is also an Obama Foundation Asia-Pacific Leader, an Eisenhower Global Fellow and a TEDx speaker. If you enjoy the podcast, do leave us feedback on Apple Podcasts/ iTunes! It will help us understand our listeners better and help convince high profile guests to join us on the show.Follow our host, Derek Toh:Instagram: instagram.com/derektohcLinkedin: linkedin.com/in/derektohFollow Hello Mentor!: http://wobbjobs.com/hellomentor

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