Being a light so bright that it illuminates others isn’t merely a quote Stephanie Quayle manifests – she lives it. The Montana native grew up on a buffalo farm where her mother showed her what it means to be a cowboy, and later taught her how to ride a motorcycle. But music has always been her calling, a journey that’s presented Quayle with a fair share of obstacles, all of which she’s conquered with a deep sense of self. With her eye consistently set on growth and elevation, Quayle is pouring her heart and soul into a new era of music that begins with her single “By Heart.”

In this edition of Female Friday, Quayle joins us for an expansive conversation ranging from how high school bullies and an exchange program in Switzerland set her on her path to stardom to her insightful perspective on life, with plenty of words of wisdom in between.