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 Perla’s shoes: Tomar las Reindas

Name: Perla Brito Hometown: Taxco, Mexico Current Residence: Alpharetta, GA What does it mean to have a voice? To have a say in your life. To decide for yourself and have the control of your life in your hands. How did you find your voice? I gained control of my life by putting myself first and listening Read more about In Perla’s shoes: Tomar las Reindas[…]

In Heather’s shoes: Learning to Love Myself.

Name: Heather Schultz Hometown:  Born in Seoul, South Korea Grew Up: Farmingdale, NY Current Residence: Rockville Centre, NY What does it mean to have a voice? Being fearless and vulnerable; embracing your personal power How did you find your voice? By practicing self-love and forgiveness, leaning into my discomfort and approaching life wholeheartedly. What event or series of events led Read more about In Heather’s shoes: Learning to Love Myself.[…]

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 Monique’s shoes: Never Say Never

Name: Monique Pinkney Hometown: Washington, DC Current Residence: Severn, Maryland What does it mean to have a voice? Having the courage to tell your story. How did you find your voice? Writing. I started my first blog, A Day In The Life Of A Mo(del) in 2009 to share my experiences in the Big Apple pursuing a Read more about In Monique’s shoes: Never Say Never[…]

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 Cindy’s shoes: Designer, Dreamer, and Finally entrepreneur

Since I was a little girl I always loved to draw. At first, my mother and my uncles thought I would be a fashion designer when I grew up because I was always drawing very detailed outfits. My mother was a seamstress and her brothers were pattern drafters for the fashion industry, so it made sense Read more about In Cindy’s shoes: Designer, Dreamer, and Finally entrepreneur[…]

In KK’s shoes: Push Through

Have you ever woken up and wondered, “What am I doing with my life?” Do you think, “My life isn’t bad, but I feel like something is missing?” And yet, despite the momentary glimpse of clarity, you proceed with your day as you normally would until you find yourself back in bed, asking yourself the Read more about In KK’s shoes: Push Through[…]

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[…]