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 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[…]