Sunday, March 12, 2017

What makes me feel empowered? | #WeAllCan

Writing makes me feel empowered. At my core, I am a story teller. I love hearing stories and I love sharing them. I thrive off connecting with others both in person and on paper. Whether its poetry or essays, on my blog or on social media, I love putting my thoughts to paper and screens. 

I love writing because it allows me to reflect, express my emotions, and share my perspective. 

As a fashion blogger, I aim to relate to the modern woman by helping her dress for the weekends, work week, and occasions. 

As a business woman, I strive to relate to college students and recent grads about my experiences so far in corporate America. 

As a first generation Filipino-American, I work really hard to share my life perspectives – my adversities, my culture, and lessons in embracing two cultures.

I confide in the ink and paper as it gives be the space to write the words I may not have the courage to say out loud. Writing allows me to unpack the pain of the past and the fears I’ve hidden away. 
Writing allows me the space to reconcile my mistakes and regrets. Writing allows me to forgive myself so I can move forward into the future.

Writing gives me freedom. I can be creative, I can be sad, I can be honest, and I can be excited all at once. 

Writing allows me the sanctity to question myself; if who I am is who I want to be. Writing gives me the ability to question my path, reevaluate my choices, and helps guide me into my next steps.

Writing gives me an identity, a voice, and a purpose to connect with others.

I feel empowered when I write.

What makes you feel empowered?

American Eagle Outfitters | Spring Style Ambassador
Thank you to AEO for inviting me back for a third season. I'm so excited to dive into the #WeAllCan campaign with my thoughts and photos on empowerment, individuality, identity, and more!
Photos: Holly Phan

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  1. I absolutely loved this post! You look amazing as always, and I enjoyed getting to know you a little bit better. Happy Tuesday!

  2. Love this post, you look amazing!

  3. love these jeans. The outfit looks great on you!

  4. love the jeans. This outfit looks great on you!

  5. I love this post! Congrats on being an AE Ambassador!

  6. Beautiful and powerful post! I am also a connection based woman. I strive to tell real stories and focus on real women's journies. Writing has become a fun outlet for me to share my life with others as well as hit on a few topics I think we as women need clarity or at least some mental pushing in.

    I love your photos and how you styled your clothing for this shoot. I see your passion in this post, thanks for sharing it with us.

  7. Your posts are so colorful and beautiful! Love!