Support your girls
Recently I have been thinking a lot about the powerful women I look up to and am inspired by, and I thought dedicating an entire post to highlighting them would be a supportive and fun thing to do.
So, my eternal #WCW list is composed of the women below. Some of them I know very well and some of them have no idea I exist. Either way, they are making a difference in my life and maybe they’ll make a difference in your life too.
I met Amelia a little over a year ago at school, and since them I have been obsessed with everything about her. She has a real “I don’t give a f*ck” attitude that I admire and respect, plus her style is what inspired me to try dressing with more colour. Amelia also has her own website and makes some really cool art that I highly recommend you go look at.
These two are the ultimate duo, and I always look forward to the one hour every week that I get to listen to their voices. Even though their podcast is more beauty and make up focused, which isn’t really my thing, they deliver it in a way that is so entertaining and relatable. I suppose the fact that their both comedians helps too.
Shannon is another person I met through school, and I firmly believe she is the youngest person I’ve ever met who appears to actually have their shit together. Even though there is only about a five year age gap between us, I feel like she is years ahead of me in experience and wisdom. I think we got along really well right away because we have a similar work ethic and style of communication. I would trust Shannon with my life, and if I had to choose one person to start a business with, it would definitely be her.
Geneva and I have never actually met in person, but we have had quit a few conversations via DM on Instagram. I originally reached out to her to tell her how much I admired her, so I suppose it’s kismet that she ended up on this list. I am in love with her overall style and aesthetic, which is emphasized through all the creative photo shoots she gets to be part of as a model. Geneva has her own crystal jewelry business, which also makes her a super cool boss babe.
You know the old question, if you could invite anyone alive or dead to a dinner party who would it be? Well my answer is Leandra. She is the creative genius behind my all time favourite blog, Man Repeller, which originally inspired me to start writing in the first place. If Man Repeller is the main course, Leandra’s Instagram feed is the best appetizer ever. She has an easy, playful way with words and I would feel lucky to be half as expressive as she is.
Jayda is a photographer and sort of the original reason that I am writing this post about supporting women. I did a photo shoot with Jayda last summer, and it was the first time I had worked with a female photographer. I realized after the shoot how much more comfortable I felt compared to when I worked with male photographers, and I could see the result of that in the photos. Aside from her photography skills, Jayda is also a big promotor of body-positivity and isn’t afraid to get real on social media.
My mom (Suzanne)
Yes, I cannot forget about my mom. After all, she’s the reason I’m here. My mom has supported me through all my ups and downs and I couldn’t be more grateful. I’m always learning new things from her, especially when it comes to life and how to manage in times of stress. It seems that there are very few of my problems which cannot be solved by talking them through with my mom first. Moms really do make everything better.
I cannot stress how important it is to uplift and celebrate other women whenever given the opportunity. In my experience, working with other women feels so easy and natural. I always leave those interactions feeling optimistic, enlightened and excited for the future.