Have a story of a time you were Fierce? Want to help Clever Girls Collective support women and girls to be Fierce? Visit www.clevergirlscollective.com/fiercefund to learn more about this girl-power project!
Since Halloween is coming up, I couldn't think of a better time to post about the Fierce Fund and I am very excited to participate in the Traveling Blue Wig project which is being run by the Clever Girls Collective. This Traveling Blue Wig has been sent to 50 bloggers throughout the US, and we are all sharing our stories about being fierce, in order to empower other women to feel strong! The whole organization stands for something great, which is 100% something I love being a part of.
Here's some information about the Fierce Fund and what they stand for:
"Our internal mantra is “Innovate. Elevate. Be Fierce.” Since our inception in 2009, Clever Girls has focused on two things: encouraging women to tell their stories, and helping women gain recognition and monetization for doing so.
In October 2012, Clever Girls Co-Founder Sheila Bernus Dowd, was diagnosed with Stage 2 breast cancer. She underwent surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation, and today is in full remission. Throughout her treatments, she continued to work at CGC, ran the annual fundraiser at her children’s school…and found a new affinity for hats and fake hair. (See below about our Traveling Blue Wig Project!) Having one of our own go through this difficult experience sharpened Clever Girls’ focus on helping women when we most need support."
For those of you who follow this blog on a regular basis you know that I left my every day 9-5 job last year to pursue a career in the fashion industry. I worked my butt off, got into school and tried something completely out of the norm which really has lead me to be the person I am today. I wanted to share my story today because I think it's important to always be passionate about what you do on a daily basis. People think that working is something they have to do, or something they need to do, but it doesn't matter whether they like their job or not. I was always raised to follow my heart and go after things I want in my life.
People that I know in real life, and through blogging have always told me that my story inspires them because it's hard to focus on dreams, when they can sometimes seem very overwhelming and unattainable. Coming from someone who was scared and sometimes is still scared, I can tell you it's all worth it. You'll never know what you can accomplish until you try, and once you're over that hump, you will feel like one fierce lady, let me tell you!
If you'd like to vote for this years three nominees , you can do so here . Each organization has the chance to receive the $20,000 towards their cause in supporting women & girls in very important ways.
Happy Monday! xo