How did you become a darling of New York Fashion Week?

Aria: I’ve been attending NYFW since I was one year old. I love fashion and I love to play dress up. People like my style so they invite me at NYFW.

What do you love about fashion?

Aria: What I love about fashion is to dress my own way and I don’t care what people think. When I dress up in my fashion clothes it makes me happy and confident.

You have many fabulous and fierce adult friends. Can you name one who is a role model for you?

Aria: It’s hard to only name one but Ty Hunter is one of my fashion role models. He is a style architect. I like how he used to style Beyonce and how he also style Billy Porter.

You led chants about how Black Lives Matter at the protests, why is your work with this movement so important?

Aria: It is very important because I want racism to end. I want the black children to be safe and to have equal rights.

My non-profit the Global Sisterhood is focusing on a new organization called Moms Against Racism. Why do you think it is so important that people like your own incredible mom, stand up against racism? 

Aria: It’s important for my mom to stand up against racism because she’s helping my generation to have a better future.

As a part of the Next Generation of the Global Sisterhood, what does it mean to you to have friends who are girls who support each other?

Aria: It means a lot to me to have my friends support. We are the next generation and we are the future.

What advice do you have for other children with big dreams?

Aria: They should believe in themselves and don’t let anyone bully them.

Dr. Shellie Hipsky is the CEO of Inspiring Lives International, the President of the non-profit 501(c)(3) the Global Sisterhood, and the Editor-In-Chief of Inspiring Lives Magazine. She was deemed “Inspirational Woman of the Month” in Inspirational Woman Magazine and a “Luminary Author” for Inspire Me Today. She earned "Woman of Achievement," “Entrepreneur of the Year in Inspiration and Empowerment,” and “VIP Woman of the Year” and was also a 2015 National Professional Woman’s Association’s “Woman of the Year” and the "2013 Best Business Woman in Pittsburgh” by the Women’s Small Business Association. A former professor of the Global Perspective at the Ph.D. Level for over a decade, she is a proven expert on what she teaches and keynotes events around the globe. Her internationally best-selling Common Threads trilogy provides Inspiration, Empowerment, and Balance based on 100 amazing interviews from her Empowering Women Radio. Dr. Shellie’s latest book, illustrated by her 10-year-old daughter Alyssa, is Hopping off on a Business Trip: the first in her The World is Ours series for children. She is currently writing her 12th book, Woo Hoo! Brand You! through Morgan James Publishing. Dr. Shellie continues to share quality time with her family while helping to inspire the world!