Hey beautiful, tell us who is your Warrior !

My name is Dana Townsend. I am a 22 year old student that is currently studying counselling psychology. My whole life I have been drawn to children and so in the future I hope to work with youth who are struggling with mental illness or a disorder. I myself have struggled with anxiety and depression during my adolescent years, and felt as if there was no one to go to for help. My goal is to become someone young people can look up to, as a role model that they can come to for support or help when struggling. I believe that having a positive outlook on life while spreading love and kindness will allow you to receive this in return and I hope to share that with others.
My #womenwarriors are Ellen DeGeneres and my grandma. I love the way Ellen promotes happiness and kindness with everything she does and how each day she strives to make the world a better place. My Grandma saw the good in each person and every situation, as well as treated everyone she met with sincere kindness. I aspire to have a heart as large as these amazing women!
Thanks for the sweet submission Dana. We love that you plan to share love and light to youth suffering with mental illness. Almost every person will struggle at least once in their life with some sort of mental illness… without people like you the world would be a much darker place.
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Meet Sydney!

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About me:

“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_!

 

 

Hey Ife, let’s meet your #WomanWarrior!

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“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 🙂 

 

A beloved mom shares her picks for our #WomenWarriors campaign. Meet Deb,

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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!

 

Our hearts are smiling because of Michelle’s chosen #WomenWarrior…

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My name is Michelle and I’ve been working as a Management Consultant in Toronto after graduating from McGill University. I grew up most of my life in Vancouver along with my family, and wanted to share a story of an incredibly talented and inspiring woman who is my Woman Warrior.

Her name is Isly Choi, and she was a true Vancouverite at heart. She loved practicing yoga, going for walks in nature, and working on her art/fashion projects at Starbucks. She was always full of energy, bursting with creativity, and artistically talented. Combining her studies in Design & Visual Communication at Emily Carr and Fashion & Apparel Design at VCC, as well as her passion for natural healing for which she found the inspirations through her job at Saje Wellness, Isly dreamed of someday starting her own positive lifestyle brand in Vancouver. Her vision of the brand was “to inspire others to look inside to find their inner beauty & tap into their creative selves, promote sustainable fashion, and build a community of yoga-loving & spiritually enlightened free souls”. She was truly a unique individual who touched the lives of those around her through her colorful personality, everlasting optimism, and overflowing creativity.

This unique and positive soul is someone I am proud to call my sister. While my sister’s life was taken away from this world too soon, I wanted to share her story because my sister was someone who always followed her heart instead of over-thinking about other people’s expectations or solely listening to her rational and logical mind. Sometimes we need to shut down the voices in our heads and truly reflect on what is important to our lives to prioritize the people we love and to discover our true passions. My sister was still so young and had so many creative ideas that she wanted to realize during her time on earth; I hope to someday be able to bring some of her work to life and one day become as colorful as her.

To see my sister’s portfolio of some of her art and fashion design work, please check out: http://www.coroflot.com/islychoi/portfolio

Meet Zehra, a #GirlBoss doctor !

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Dr. Zehra Gajic is a perinatal and pediatric chiropractor full of compassion, love, and a whole lotta hutzpah, all wrapped up in a tiny fire ball. Her mission is to empower and support all of her patients, especially those in the motherhood transition. She is belly and baby obsessed and was put on this planet to care for pregnant people and newborns. She graduated with her doctorate in 2015, moved across the country, and opened a practice with her partner which has now grown into a team of 15 amazing humans and the two cutest boston terriers on the planet.

Dr. Zehra’s women warrior is her badass birthy bff, Nicole Chambers. “Nicole is the most incredible doula, counsellor, mom, and friend who is taking over the birth world through educating, empowering, and supporting perinatal women to improve how humans are grown and brought earth-side. She exudes strength, empathy, has the most contagious spirit, and is an inspiration to all who have the privilege of knowing her.”

Check out her practice here: http://www.mapleridgewellnesscentre.ca/

 

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Hey Jessica, who’s your #WomanWarriors nominee?

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About her:

“My name is Jessica Hartle. I’m a registered nurse within British Columbia, Canada. I’ve been working within my industry for almost a year now, and love being able to brighten someone’s day, even if it’s just for a moment. I have a passion for travel, and a newly found love for outdoor photography. You can find me frolicking in the mountains most weekends, and see my adventures on Instagram @jesssomethin.”

About her Oma:
“My women warrior is my Oma. She grew up in what was the Soviet Union, and was a red cross refugee after World War II. After her immigration to Canada, she met my Opa, and made a living for herself and her family in the lower mainland of Vancouver. Unfortunately, she lost her fight against breast cancer over 10 years. While she was alive she was one of the brightest, kindest, and most patient women I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. If I can be half as compassionate and caring as her within my life, I would be happy to say I’ve done justice to her legacy.”

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