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[…]

In Gabi’s shoes: Beginning Again at the End. 

We all make lists. To do lists. To buy lists. Pro and con lists. Many of us spend our lives making and rewriting lists– planning, plotting to make life that much easier and less uncertain.  I guess my story starts with a list- What to do after college.  The possibilities were somewhat limited with a degree in Latin American Read more about In Gabi’s shoes: Beginning Again at the End. […]

In Kristin’s shoes: Mindfulness After Loss

I’ve spent most of my life afraid and anxious- frustrated that few understood what I lost. When I was just two weeks turning shy of celebrating my fifth birthday, my father died from cancer. The entire trajectory of my life changed. I’ve spent countless hours studying human behavior and grief. I even obtained my Master’s Read more about In Kristin’s shoes: Mindfulness After Loss[…]

In Ellie’s shoes: Hosting Lessons from Power Brunch Sundays

As long as I could remember I loved event planning. At the end of 2015, I decided to host a monthly Sunday brunch with new and old female friends in 2016. I was inspired by a potluck lunch I hosted earlier that year – a diverse group of friends from ages, occupation, cultures and life Read more about In Ellie’s shoes: Hosting Lessons from Power Brunch Sundays[…]