In Krity’s shoes: Conquering the Fashion Industry One #OOTD at a Time

Name: Krity Shrestha
What does it mean to have a voice? Having a voice means having power, a confidence to speak up.
How did you find your voice? My grandmother largely inspired me and the fashion industry further encouraged my voice.

In Sheela’s shoes: Overcoming Fear to Pursue Your Passion

Name: Sheela Pai
What does it mean to have a voice?  It means accepting and finding the beauty in all parts of yourself and your history.
How did you find your voice?When I fell in love with running after over a year of struggling emotionally. I not only found a healthy outlet  for all those feelings but I also met so many people in the incredible NYC running community who openly and eloquently shared their life challenges, making me feel comfortable to do the same. 

In Jerlyn’s shoes: Live Your Best Life

Name:  Jerlyn Thomas
What does it mean to have a voice? Being your authentic self despite marching to your own drum or dancing to your own beat.
How did you find your voice? By seeking purpose, running into some barriers, and learning to fail. I think my voice has always been there. It just assumed no one else wanted to hear it.

In Elise’s shoes : Becoming Confident, Bold, and Successful

Name: Elise-Christelle Woappi (prefers Elise) Hometown: Born in Cameroon Grew up: Hanover, Pennsylvania Current Residence: Manhattan What does it mean to have a voice? To be able to express yourself without setback and accomplish success despite the challenges you might face. How did you find your voice? I focused on developing my mental and emotional health so Read more about In Elise’s shoes : Becoming Confident, Bold, and Successful[…]

In Shemeka’s shoes: The Shelter WithIN the Storm

Name : Shemeka Denise Hometown: Dirty South by way of Harlem Current Residence: Brooklyn What does it mean to have a voice? Being unafraid to audaciously speak, live, and act on your convictions How did you find your voice? Two words: Trial and Tribulation. What event or series of events led to you finding your Read more about In Shemeka’s shoes: The Shelter WithIN the Storm[…]

In Mel’s shoes: One Dish At A Time

I used to be a bit of an overachiever. I planned, scheduled and arranged my life according to lists, then beat myself up when deadlines were not met, promises were broken, or piecrusts did not turn out exactly the way I wanted. I often obsessed over what I could have done differently and rarely gave myself Read more about In Mel’s shoes: One Dish At A Time[…]