Infectious Passion

When I started Roller Derby I can honestly say I was the worst person on the track. And there was no lack of people saying “You can do this, you can get up and get out there. I know it’s hard now, but you will get it.” It was that constant encouragement, and there was nobody […]

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Self-Engineered

“Really?! I’m surprised to hear that…” “I would’ve never guessed…” “Interesting…” accompanied by an incredulous look “You don’t look like the typical…” In your opinion, what’s the common denominator in those inferences above? If you’re thinking “offensive statements”…you’re not completely wrong. If you’re thinking “uninformed ignorance”… you’re certainly on to something. BUT, she.lace is doing […]

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Gold Standard

“The one thing I learned in terms of almost having my life taken away from me is that nothing is promised. But, also just to cherish things as much as you can…it sounds cliché, but tomorrow isn’t promised. I mean, the next 20 seconds aren’t even promised – everything happened so fast that I was […]

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The Art of Planning

“I’ve never felt like I’ve had to acknowledge ‘I’m a woman and I’m going to be treated differently.’ I think when you change your thought process on approaching different things that are going on in the world, or just approaching everyday life, you don’t let things hinder you or set any type of barriers for […]

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The Law of Knowledge

“When you consider the objective of the blog, it’s to empower women. However women can’t be the only ones working on empowering women, that’s like losing half of the potential supporters of the cause… At the end of the day, we need everyone on board [to] reach more people.” ~Yan Imagine if there was an […]

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Activate Your Activism

“It’s important for me to empower other women, young and old to chase after their dreams, to not filter what they want to say, to not apologize all the time, to not soften their speech, to continue being assertive and that it doesn’t make them a “bitch” and to always be unapologetically themselves. I realize […]

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The Power of Balance

“I’ve sought balance all my life. [Living] on two different continents and trying to be accepted by both meant that I had to find a point where I could marry both sides of the story into one book…I was raised in two beautiful cultures that have shaped my personality and how I see the world. […]

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Abnormally Original

“We’re all about individuality! And, I feel like, when you own who you’re as a person it’s a strength that nobody can take away from you and upcycling is part of that. It’s your own spin on something that was already created, but now it’s yours officially. I love that!” ~Renée, The Original Smiths Normally, […]

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Theatrical Creation

“I think there are various ways to create theatre. You can pick up a script and start staging scenes, or you can come together with a group of people (no script/no base), and say, ‘So… what now?’ Or you can do both…To be a theatre creator is to do any and all of those things. […]

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Travelling to Destiny

“I feel like I want my work to be empowering, but I don’t know if it empowers me per-se. Stories empower me! Stories where I feel seen empower me, and that’s one of the reasons why I try to do the work that I do so I can relay that same feeling [to others].  Because […]

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