Lately on the Blog
There is only so many days and so many time and so many more women that I want to feel seen. This Women’s Month, these features have really allowed me to highlight some of the women in my network that inspire me. I feel incredibly blessed to have to agonize over the women I highlight, that tells me I am surrounding myself with the right people. There are still so many women out there, this post is dedicated to the a few I can’t wait to interview one day soon.
Erika & Maria are the co-founders of the cruelty free skin care and beauty brand Baiser Beauty. These two powerful women decided to use their skills, their heritage, and knowledge to create the kind of company they wanted to see in the world.
Together they handle everything from production, packaging, design, customers, everything as the company continues to grow, most recently earning a space in Free People stores across the country.
Whitney is a talented Illustrator, Graphic Designer, Social Media Manager. She employs aesthetically pleasing color palettes and shapes and creates images that make women feel good and often creates posts filled with affirmations.
She using her own experience with healing tools after having survived abuse, and puts it into her action with projects like "Girls Who Self-Care”. She launched a platform where self-care and self-love is celebrated. “Where acts of self-care is more than just being a little self-indulgent, it's a launchpad into healing, finding, and loving yourself, and ultimately being the best version of yourself. “
I first met Joslyn a few years back when she hired me to shoot products and content for her company of thrifted vintage goods. I loved her immediately! She had such an eye and such a warm personality.
Creative direction and self care are second nature for her and I have enjoyed so much seeing her in her element throughout the various projects we’ve worked on together.
These days she’s pouring her heart and soul into Nani Box, a self care box for women curated by her and a quarterly magazine. The box is subscription based and features things like undergarments, cremes, candles, anything she feels with help woman spend some intimate time with themselves.
Mary has continued to create, to inspire, to tack on bigger clients, bigger projects through an unimaginable amount of change and pain in her life. I always thought of cancer as being an end all be all. Not in terms of life, I have family members and friends that have survived it, but as far as dreams and forging new ones. I always saw it as a time everything would have to be put on hold. But Mary faced it head on, growing through it and inspiring so many creatively, and emotionally through her skill and vulnerability. Even virtually she has taught me so much about perseverance and surrender, and she has been generous enough to now share that with my audience.
There are so many reasons I admire DyAnna. She has been an example and mentor for me at times I’m sure she was unaware. Her creative eye, ambition, professionalism, and ever over-flowing heart are a few of the reasons. Her eye for design is unmatched, her creative process in itself is an art form. She gets fully engulfed in a project, she becomes the project. She collects physical bits of inspiration. She reminds me of what it must’ve been like before social media allowed us to hoard ideas with a click of a button. She is humbly tackling larger clients day by day: NYFW, Ultra, IMG, UMG, and so many more all the while building community and fostering the “giver” in her with her Friends.Giving initiative.
Adriahnna is the Founder, owner, CEO, Editor-In-Chief, Creative Director of Mieux Magazine, an online community and publication for South Florida creatives.
Producer, Songwriter, Educator. Suzi Analogue is fully engulfed in an industry she loves. She has compared the process of creating to the inherent female process of creating life. Suzi took time from her busy schedule to answer my questions and shed light on what her drive looks like, where it stems from, and how she plans to make room for more women with big dreams like hers. She sheds light on the fact that she is in no way the only woman doing what she’s doing or one of “few”, instead there are many that need a platform and recognition and she is doing what she can to bring them to the forefront.
Saliyma and Jhlecia are the amazing duo behind Words & Wraps. They collectively produce events, products, and content with the intention of uplifting, and liberating women. They are both writers, entrepreneurs, and two of the most BOMB mothers I know.
After coming out of an abusive relationship Anna realized how inaccessible healing tools can be for trauma survivors and created a non-profit organization, Project Babe, to change that. I’ve had the honor of seeing her in action at the Pace School for Girls, young survivors of sex trafficking and abuse, and one on one with young survivors of domestic abuse.