“My name is Talia and my women Warriors are my mom and my 2 sisters! I am a self-taught makeup artist & lash tech located in Vancouver (you can find me at @taliajoycemakeup!). My goal is to make each client look and feel beautiful, inside and out, and strive to make them feel like the #womenwarriors they truly are!”
About her Mom and Sisters:
“My mom is my rock and my biggest supporter, she is always there to help me through my toughest situations. She is very selfless and is always the first to offer someone in need a helping hand. My sisters keep me sane and remind me to have fun and to laugh – they’re so bright and excel in pretty much anything they try their hand at and and we have so much fun together.”
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Breton is a West Coast girl with Eastern roots. She was a Royal Canadian Sea Cadet during her school years, and has pursued her passion of sailing. She has learned, conquered and mastered the art of sailing and has began teaching her love for the sport to others. She will be headed to Hawaii this month to coach sailing there, too! By the time Breton hit her early twenties, she lost both of her parents to cancer.
About her Mom:
“When I was 12 years old, my father passed away after a brief battle with a rare cancer. I watched my mother learn to manage a household with little to no help or even income at times. She selflessly set aside her grief so she could give every ounce of her energy to raising me. She continuously challenged me to be my best self and always encouraged me to not let my situation define me. My mother was the most driven woman I have ever known. She filled the roles of Mom & Dad for almost 10 years. When she passed away suddenly in 2015 from a courageous battle with a malicious form of cancer, I found myself stepping into the same shoes she found herself in not too many years before. I was in my early twenties and meeting with lawyers, learning about mortgages, and maintaining a large house. Today I feel a deeper appreciation and connection with my mother than I ever could have imagined. She was my Superwoman. She IS my Superwoman.”
About me: “I am 82 years old. I have lived through the Depression and I know much about making the best with what you’ve got. This life has come with many challenges but I’ve found the humor within everything. I keep my family supported and tightly knit.”
About my Daughter: “My daughter is my warrior because she has taken time her life to provide me with care and compassion. Her endless concern helps me enjoy what life I have left to live. Her smile is contagious and I am truly blessed. For this she is my warrior.”
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In lieu of International Women’s Day 2018, let us introduce Project Women Warriors! We are a Canadian based web series, blog, and community of #WomenWarriors highlighting resiliency and strength in women and girls. This month, we will be highlighting a different woman or girl each day who will tell us about herself and her Woman Warrior! Check out the rest of our social media, and DM us to featured. We want to hear about the woman in your life who is killin’ it and inspiring you to live YOUR best life as a confident and ambitious woman warrior.