What’s your name and where are you from?
My name is Merna Zso. I am originally from North Hollywood, California but I am first generation Assyrian-American from Iraq.
Tell us a little about you:
I am a singer, songwriter, actor, and voice over artist. I have been an entertainer all my life. Over the years I have grown to truly understand myself and my artistry. I know what I want and how I want to execute it! It is a blessing and I am forever grateful to God for instilling this passion and love for these talents that I am able to share with the world.
Tell us more:
Heart of an empath, soul of a lion. My dad passed away when I was 13 and was mainly raised by my mother. She taught me to be resilient in all situations and love everyone regardless of our differences or flaws. My sister, thank God for her, is a caregiver alongside myself for my older brother, born with the disability of Cerebral Palsy. All the ups and the downs, the yeses and the noes, it’s all been a lesson and a blessing. Many can tell you I’m not like most you meet in today’s world! I am not in it for the money or the fame. I’m not in it for the cliche’ materialistic lifestyle that most would probably assume. I have a duty grounded in a greater purpose to show up for others to help, to heal, to empower, to celebrate.. all through my music and overall poetry and craft. I don’t do this because I want to, I do this because I have to.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
In 5 years, I see myself happy, healthy, successful and doing what I love. I plan on being of service for others around the world whether it’s through my music, writing, acting or simply being of aid for families and women in need.
What legacy do you wish to leave behind?
I wish to leave behind not only a legacy, but a MOVEMENT. To be a voice for others, especially those who are disabled/families with disabled relatives, women and children, who have gone through great hardships in their lives. I plan on starting a non-profit organization to help families in situations similar to mine and be a blessing in ways that could possibly be of aid for their futures and every day struggles in life.