Protagonist: A fashion influencer, beautiful, Slim/toned body type, referred to as "Black Barbie", confident, loving in her friendships, wears her heart on her sleeve, emotional wreck, overdramatic, snappy, sappy/pathetic when in love.
Nayla is everything good. That’s what people say about her. Always had a positive outlook on life and approached everything with enthusiasm. In friendships, she’s a ride or die. Whenever she’s needed she’s always there without hesitation. She’s what they call a reliable friend. She is an empathetic, soft, gentle, free-spirited soul. She is unselfish with her love. That’s why people gravitate towards her. She’ll continue to give you so much of herself until the point where it seems like there is nothing more to give, even when that person doesn’t deserve it. She’s a lover girl. Always has been. A lot of the time she’s referred to as the “mom” because she can’t help but nurture others. Of course, there is a clear separation between the role of lover and “mother” in her mind when it comes to romantic relationships.
She loves all things style. She was always seen as the y2k Barbie. She loves fashion and looking expensive. You could see it in the way she dressed and did her makeup. She was able to attain 1M Instagram followers simply based on her looks and style alone. She admired other people’s talents greatly and always advocates for people to express themselves. That’s the most important thing to her, freedom of expression.
Nayla loves art, ever since she was younger she loved paintings, drawings, sculptures, etc. She often thinks about perusing it but ends up falling through because she can’t keep her head on one thing for too long, at times, she tends to get restless and careless when she feels trapped. One thing Nayla has always strived for was real freedom. After growing up in a home where she couldn’t do anything without a parent’s permission she felt caged. Now that she has this freedom of living on her own, her father paying half her bills, she is always yearning for more as if the freedom will be taken from her at any moment. She lives her life recklessly at times which often gets her into messy situations. Nayla is a spontaneous type of girl, she doesn’t go by planned instructions, she likes going with the flow.
At times this can issue to those who are more thought out and planned, like her best friend Imani. Nayla’s mind is always in 10 million places, causing her to be very forgetful and sometimes considered irresponsible. However, it is hard to stay angry at someone as cheerful and upbeat, as she is and she knows that. Nayla does have a fiery side if you come at her, prepare for her to come right back. When under attack, she is quick and snarky but it's often a wickedly funny one that may leave her intended target both stinging and laughing at the same time. She is legendary for blurting out what’s on her mind at random times. Like anyone else, she has her flaws. It takes time for Nayla to trust people, she has really bad trust issues. It’s something that’s affecting her more than she realizes.
She doesn’t handle guilt very well. As emotional as she already is, guilt in any form is something that causes Nayla to shut down and retreat into her little bubble where she’ll self-pity and cry. Nayla becomes so ashamed that she’d rather avoid confrontations almost as a rule. When in the wrong Nayla struggles to deal with it because she’s lived her life trying so hard to be the best friend, daughter, girlfriend, she can be and the idea of not meeting that standard is unruly.