Having a great time getting to hear these women speak and encourage one another! EmpowHER Women's conference is still going on until 5pm then the PINK party starts at the Center for Creativity. #EmpowHER
What’s your favorite tip for feeling more confident? Leave me a comment below and let me know!
It’s been awhile, so let’s talk about #BodyConfidence for a minute. I received a ton of DMs in response to my Body Positivity Day (which was actually supposed to be #BodyConfidenceDay , but I’m a rebel… screw it) and it really inspired me as to why I started blogging in the first place back in 2012— to uplift and support others and encourage them to live authentically and unapologetically.
ICYMI, I’ve highlighted the story under “CONFIDENCE.” Give it a listen and let me know what you think! I talked in my story about how wearing things that you know you look good in, can provide an instant confidence boost. I love this studded vinyl skirt for @fashionnovacure for that reason. It shows off my long legs and perfectly embodies my personal style. You can use code MADAMEO for a special discount. #NovaBabe#FashionNovaCurve
"After researching local boudoir photographers online, I came across your website and everything about your company, set up, and work made my decision an easy one!" - Miss K 😍 ——————————————————
We really do make it easy for you! Click the link in my bio to get all the information you need in order to book a boudoir shoot with me and @kellytrerisebeauty!
Never look at the obstacles placed in front of you as hinderance to your growth. God is stretching you in order for you to acquire the necessary skills and strength you need for the next level. Allow God to work in you & through you! Go to him for EVERYTHING and KNOW! That he will deliver! ❤️
I am so grateful for the women who came before me and fought for our rights 📣
Yesterday I went to Manchester for the first time (!) to spend the day with our wonderful #EmpowHER team, followed by a visit to the opening night of #Spirited
It was so inspiring to hear stories about unnamed young women who paved the way for future generations.
This week saw the UN’s International Day of Rural Women 🌍
Across the globe, women in rural locations remain disproportionately affected by poverty, and poor access to land and agricultural resources.
ACT educates rural African women on inheritance rights, HIV awareness, health and business skills training 📚
Read our latest blog to find out more about how ACT is empowering rural women across Africa 🙌🏽 http://www.africanchildtrust.org.uk/act-is-contributing-to-the-empowerment-of-rural-women/
Photo Credit: @unitednations
I posted something to this effect in my 28-day Pleasurable Food and Fashion to Awaken the Feminine Challenge today (DM me for the link if you want to join, btw!)...
On not delaying your pleasure:
Today, I rocked a new outfit that I bought just last night. Typically, I’d “save it for later” but fuck that, I chose pleasurable dressing above my sensibilities. ⠀⠀
How many of us save our nice clothes or newly bought things “for a special occasion”?
Truth is, that “someday one day” may not come for months (if ever), and you deserve to feel amazing in what you wear right the fuck now!! ⠀⠀
Don’t dress up for the man or the job or the... whatever... dress up for yourself! ⠀⠀
YOU are special and another day that you’re living on this planet is a special fucking occasion!!
Put the things in and on your body that feel good today!
Because when you look better, you feel better. And when you feel better, you do better. ⠀⠀
Seriously. Try it out.
Because, after all,
You have a mark to make on the world. Dress accordingly.
ATTN ladies! I’m showing/sharing some of my art at an awesome @empowher_ny event this Monday, 10/22! This organization was founded by @ingridsilva and @helyamohammadian and is “a collaborative platform created to share stories and give a voice to people who are determined to achieve their goals, despite any challenges they face.” There are so many incredible elements to this event that I’m looking forward to, but most of all excited to connect with some empowered ladies! You can find the ticket link @empowher_ny
"I raise up my voice — not so I can shout, but so that those without a voice can be heard.” — Malala Yousafzai • there are many women we have worked with through White Field Farm + even women we know personally who have suffered so much in their lives — abuse, assault, violence, harassment, trafficking, exploitation • we raise up our voices to shed light on the truth that #womenmatter — their stories, experiences, their own voices matter no matter the community, culture, or context, + we all deserve to be heard • if we all raise our voices together, we can be the change that our world, countries, + communities so desperately need!
A little late on the #wcw but I wanted to give a shoutout to this boss babe @zsuzsanovak . Not only is she gorgeous and sweet but she is a power house in her industry and does it with the utmost grace. I’m grateful to be working with/for her in this crazy world of business as a female.
Who are you grateful for? #empowher#upliftingwomen#digitalhollywood
Even when you feel like you’re flopping around like a fish out of water 🐠 💦
Bank accounts on fleek.
Just scraping by.
Only interested in Netflix & chill.
YOU ARE LOVED
YOU ARE LOVING
YOU ARE LOVABLE FOREVER.
YOU ARE ENOUGH.
YOU ARE ENOUGH.
YOU ARE SO ENOUGH.
Write it on your mirror. Post a sticky note on your dashboard or computer. Or all 3.
Never forget your enoughness my loves. Neva eva.
photo captured of me glowing after some @dirtysouthyogafest #bliss
@female_rebels ILLUMINATE (online) begins on 11/1— that’s 13 days left to ENROLL.
The women in this group are f’in awe inspiring Goddesses.
Join us to:
• Invoke Courage
• Find Clarity
• Radiate Confidence
Enroll via link in bio or femalerebels.com.
* I AM*
Which one resonates with you the most?
I AM allowed to outshine others. That one really struck a cord with me. I think I don’t even realize when I’m hiding my sparkle. I see others in their place and I shrink so I can allow them to have space, instead of expanding which is better for us both.
Tell me your fave below 👇
🤩 Community of Confidence 💪🏼
Introducing Mersi... part migrant youth mentor, part marketing & branding strategist behind @workshop.and and 100% Magic Mersi ✨🙌🏼
Fueled by coffee and a desire to empower, Mersi has a passion to learn, grow and help others on their path to success 💫
In this interview, Mersi opens up about vulnerability, overcoming hardship and confidence as a mindset for growth 🌱
To learn more about Mersi and her story, check out link in bio ‘Community of Confidence’
If you’d like a chance to meet the incredible team from @workshop.and they are hosting a networking event in Melbourne on 23rd November designed to Celebrate Success 🎊 For more info, check out their page @workshop.and 👌🏼
HAPPY BIRTHDAY 🎉@natashashuttleworth you deserve to have the most amazing day ❤️
You know when you meet someone and you just seem to get each other? She spreads so much positive energy and constantly have time for others. The world would be a much nicer place if people were more like you 🙏🌈
Do you have a style uniform?
Those go-to pieces you can always turn to when you have to run out the door in 5 minutes and wearing pajamas out of the house just isn’t acceptable.
A style uniform could include:
✨go-to silhouettes that you know always flatter your body
✨specific pieces that you can mix and match in numerous ways without thinking about it
✨ can be dressed up or down with accessories ✨ your power color
✨ your signature jewelry
✨ some combination of all of the above
Mine is my “mermaid” maxi skirt, a black T-shirt of some sort, and piles of gold jewelry. I dress it down with gold sandals and a denim jacket, or dress it up with fancier sandals and a blazer.
I want to hear about your go-to outfit or style uniform!
Don’t have one? I can help with that!
You have a mark to make on the world. Dress accordingly.
“My definition of self-care has evolved over the time we have been building Daughters. For as long as I can remember, self-care has always been the day-to-day activities done just to keep me sane and a kind human. Baths, massages, meditation, workouts, a night out with friends. It was truly survival mode self-preservation.
Then when we began honing our vision for Daughters, I started seeing it as a practice towards finding true purpose in my life. It was holding space for myself to provide the stillness I needed to be able to hear my inner compass talking. I had been so out of touch with my own sense of intuition, my true self, that self-care became centered around accessing that essential part of me that had been ignored and silenced for so long.
Now I’m starting to see self-care as being part of a cultural revolution, one that begins in the body/mind/spirit of every individual. I have a social responsibility to take care of myself and ensure that I’m living at my best, both internally and externally, because they are inextricably linked. I don’t exist in a vacuum. None of us do. My energy affects everyone and everything I come into contact with everyday. So if I don’t make self-care a daily maintenance ritual – practice self-compassion and gratitude, nourish myself with healthy foods, make time to be still, feed my brain with books – then I’m in danger of spreading my negative energy out into the world. It’s like having bad energetic hygiene. Bad energy affects everyone you come in contact with, just like body odor or the flu. It can be contagious.
Just as I have a responsibility to maintain my physical hygiene, I have a responsibility to maintain my energetic hygiene as well. And that’s why self-care, especially mental and spiritual self-care, is so vitally important to us all.” - Ellen, co-founder of Daughters. #wearealldaughters 📷 @amnomnomnom
this frame sits near my mirror + is a daily reminder to embrace the skin I’ve been given. And honestly that’s not always easy. Our society is in a constant state of #comparison ~ but when we do that we lose the #unique distinction we’ve been divinely created with. A message of love for you all today: BE YOUR OWN KIND OF BEAUTIFUL! ♥️ #beauty#selflove#divinelove#qotd
our latest collaboration / private label adventure! @globalgoods is an amazing social enterprise that is committed to providing sustainable jobs for women — widely proven to be the key to community development + family wellbeing • these awesome vessels were handmade by women in Tunisia, shipped to us, + filled here at White Field Farm with pure soy wax! • we are so inspired to be part of the movement to support women + do good!
We all will experience pain! Let’s change the narrative! What is your pain teaching you about yourself? What direction is the pain pushing you towards? Begin to take control of your pain & allow the power God has placed within you to surface! ❤️
Health Hypocrite 🤒
In the first season of the brilliant television series Top of the Lake, The character GJ, (Holly Hunter) steals many a scene as a reluctant and perhaps even redundant guru. In one of her less outlandish and more practical spontaneous outbursts of wisdom she says the following: “Heal yourself. There is no match for the tremendous intelligence of the body. Rest.”
I have a long history of periodically pushing my body to the point of collapse a few times a year. This week it happened yet again when I stepped straight off a flight on Sunday night after a 3 stop tour & into the ER department having a pretty severe asthma attack.
I’ve been treated in ER for asthma more times than I can remember since my 5th birthday, so even though it sucked, I knew I’d be fine.
What made me think about it today while I’m still shuffling around recovering was WHAT I was most concerned about while I was in there, & HOW it all came about in the first place. Actually how every adult attack I’ve ever had has come about.
I never take my medication unless I start to go downhill. Being in decent nick most of the time, the docs weren’t overly concerned with that. The intern who treated me & I did have a little a face off over how I would be treated in this acute state. I argued I should be given a ventolin nebuliser (bronchodilator to immediately relieve symptoms.) They wanted to give me prednisone (A corticosteroid which I hate taking as it affects my moods & by the BROscience bible is said to cause muscle wastage.) A little eye rolling ensued on both sides. “I don’t want to take it. It makes me feel like I’m on speed & also stupid.” I said. “Can I please just have a neb & take one home with me for the week?” I didn’t want to mention the catabolism due to incredulous past reactions from MDs (lol.)
Doc explained what I already knew. I was not panicking & even though my lung capacity sucked, I could breathe. I needed the shitty steroid now because I had not started taking my preventer when I should have, ignoring precursor symptoms. I had also been functioning on minimal sleep & pushing myself physically & emotionally because.... (C’td in comments)
À retrouver sur le blog, la sélection d’automne par @smartxher.
Et on commence par ... l’essentiel ? ☺️.
Un joli « pain de wax » pensé par @maison_rivages . Vous me direz que cette jolie pépite nichée dans le Finistère n’a pas été créée par une femme, vous n’aurez pas tort. Mais @smartxher a, ce que l’on appelle aujourd’hui, une vision inclusive de l’entrepreneurial. Alors autant partager les beaux projets de ceux qui font notre moitié ! 😉
where my Female Rebels at?
Drop your favorite roar emoji below. 🦁
cause I’m a leo...
Illuminate - our 9-week program begins in 16 days! Have you signed up to join us yet? Link in bio.
we L O V E when our customers share their support for White Field Farm + the work we do to #empowher ! • together we can make real, tangible, necessary change in our own lives + communities! • every action, no matter the size, added to the actions of others will make a tidal wave of change! • #repost @hillary_broder ・・・
Bought some beautiful candles made by White Field Farm! This company is amazing because they help to train and employ female victims of human trafficking.
~ Une héroïne sur grand écran ✨~
🌬Ce soir on vous parle cinéma. Si vous ne l'avez pas vu, arrêtez tout et courrez au cinéma. Un frisson dans le corps pour leur voix. Une étoile dans chaque œil pour leur histoire. Une larme sur chaque joue pour la claque finale. On ne vous en dit pas plus, mais voilà à peu près tout ce qui vous arrivera pendant ces 2h14 de sensations fortes.
Lady Gaga a prouvé qu'elle était plus qu'une chanteuse et Bradley Cooper qu'il était plus qu'un acteur (aux beaux yeux bleus 😌). On reste sans voix devant l'amour inconditionnel de leurs personnages et la complémentarité de leur talent d'artiste. #realheroes
Dites-nous ce que vous en avez pensé ! 💥⚡️✨
Sometimes you just have to put your foot down on negative self-talk. Acknowledge the feelings of self doubt and move past them by proving that you can accomplish your goals and dreams no matter what. 💪💥🎂 ( via @buildingbrave )
< SMARTWEEK #19 >
Les actualités de la semaine ? ∙Un #MOOC créer par la @fondation_entreprendre et @axa ∙ la journée de la femme digitale vient d'annoncer sa prochaine édition pour 2019.
∙ la campagne @ulule de la semaine : @hang_my_tea
Bonne lecture sur @smartxher 😉