Meet our girl, Blaire! She is a 19 year old student in her second year of studying Education to become a French Immersion teacher. She is also a Resident Advisor at her University!
She says “I love to surf and ski, and I am passionate about music and mental wellness. This last year has been a personal struggle as I was diagnosed with an anxiety disorder, all while trying to balance being a student and resident advisor. It has affected me in multiple aspects of my life; however, I know that it does not define me. By surrounding myself with the right people this year, I have learned to never be ashamed of my mental illness; I am learning to be a voice, not a victim.”
About her Woman Warriors:
“My mom and my sister have both taught me true strength. They both truly have a heart for others and no matter what they are going through, they always help those around them first. They both stand up for what they believe in, and were both a voice for me when I couldn’t find my won. One of the best things they have both taught me is to dance like nobody’s watching and to be unapologetically me.”
Hi I’m Maiya! I’m a 20 year old student studying Resource and Environmental Management at SFU and I’m also a lifeguard and photographer (you can find me at @mandmphoto). My whole life I’ve been weary of changes. I don’t like jumping into the unknown and trying new things. But some of these jumps have led me to the best things, jobs and people that I’m surrounded with now.
I owe all of this to my Women Warrior- my mom. She’s pushed me throughout my life to be the best version of myself, even when I don’t want to pass the start line. She’s one of those beautiful souls that doesn’t shape her life around what others think, she makes her life what she wants it to be. She inspires me to be both a dreamer and a realist, to accept change but also to cherish. When you’re a kid you look up at your parents like they’re superheros, and I think as you get older, you realise just how heroic they really are.
“My name is Sydney I’m 20 years old and in my third year of Hospitality Management. I own a lifestyle blog and photography business. I love to dance, read, and do yoga.”
About my Mom:
My #WomanWarrior is my mom. She has been a constant strength in my life, and always shown leadership, passion, and empowerment. My mom inspires me to grow and believe in myself everyday.
Be sure to check her and her blog out @sydneypower_!
This is Jade her #womanwarrior is her mother Tracy. Jade is a Elementary school Teacher teaching grade 3 and 4’s. She has a Bachelor of Arts, Major in Psychology and also Bachelor in Education. She loves playing guitar and dancing. Spending quality time with family and friends is important to her. She is a loving and caring person and always puts others before herself.
Tracy is her woman warrior because Jade has always looked up to get for her strength, determination, and kind heart. “She always told me to go after my dreams and role modeled perseverance. She inspired my love of learning and teaching.”
Vivian is a small business owner and certified lash technician from Coquitlam, BC! At just 19 years old she started up her own lash company, making each and every client walk out feeling confident and beautiful! Be sure to give her lash page some love @vivlashes!
About her Woman Warrior:
“My mom inspires me because she has raised me to always be kind to others, be positive on the tough days, and always believe I am loved and I have her on my side. No matter what she deals with, family will always be her first priority.”
“I’m a 3rd year Computer Science Student and being in a highly male dominated field can be quite intimidating but my 2 female role models, powerhouses : my mother and grand mother have thought me to look beyond what I identify as but what I have to offer. My mother was the only woman that was in line for a promotion at her previous firm and when selected many looked down at her but she dominated the position beyond everyone’s expectations she showed me that what a man can do a woman can just as well or even better. My grandmother was a single mother and she raised 6 children by herself. She drove to the hospital while she was in labour and shows me time and time again that regardless of whatever you’re going through you’re only able to accomplish everything when you believe. These two women have both dominated in two different aspects which has contributed to the woman I am today.”
Thank you for the submission Ife, we’re completely inspired!
DM us via social media to have your #WomenWarriors highlighted in our campaign, looking forward to hearing about who you choose 🙂
This is Debbie, her #womenwarriors are Ellie and Sam. Debbie is a wife, mother to a wonderful son and daughter and has three precious grandchildren.
She works full time as an elementary school secretary and loves to volunteer whenever possible. She loves her job looking after all the little ones in her life. She is surrounded by loving family and friends which gives her so much fulfillment and joy in her life and feels grateful each and every day.
“Ellie and Sam are both kind, caring, courageous and strong women who have an abundance of love to give others. Although they have suffered great loss in their lives and have had many obstacles to overcome, they still find the strength to put others first. They never lose faith when times are tough and believe that tomorrow will be a better day. They live by Mother Teresa’s quote ‘In this life we cannot always do great things, But we can do small things with great love.’ “
Amazing. We love it. Thanks for sharing Debbie!