What is your passion?
My passion is dancing, spreading love, and helping others to follow their heart. I am so grateful for dance because this is what truly makes my heart so happy and is the first thing that when I wake up in the morning that lights my soul on fire. Dancing, spreading love, and caring for others is what I want to do for the rest of my life.
Tell Us About You?
I strive for a healthy mind, body, and soul in many different ways. I love working on becoming better than the person that I was yesterday. I like to journal my emotions and express myself because it helps relieve stress and overall lightens my mind. Before I go to bed everyday, I like to remind myself of three things that I am grateful for. Life is so beautiful and even on those days that don't seem like it I am still so grateful because I know that the struggle that I'm in today is developing the strength that I need for tomorrow. For my body, I make sure to eat healthy on a daily basis and take time for self care when I need it by taking a nice warm relaxing bath. I also use Apolla shocks to take care of my feet! Dancing makes me so happy and brightens my soul! I love everything about it! I work very hard to be an example and to motivate others. I let people know that they should not compare themselves to other people but to take what others do as inspiration and say, "Wow that's so cool, I'm going to work hard to get there" instead of saying "I'm a bad dancer" and etc that make you feel like you're not good enough. Inspiration not comparison. If you keep working hard, what's meant to be for you will always be for you. Everything in life is working towards helping you reach your dreams. It's so important to me to let people know that their dreams can come true if you work hard, follow your heart, and listen to the rhythm of your soul. Also know that you deserve to take space. The world wouldn't be the same without you in it. You are amazing!
I love spending my evenings and nights training at TruDance. Although we are a small studio, we are like a close family! I love that our studio sees us as humans first, dancers second. I also love spending my Sundays with my Koin & Co family, who are some of the most kindest and caring people ever. They are so special. My favorite style of dance is contemporary. I love learning and taking class from Cat Cogliandro and am super inspired by them to not only be a better dancer, but also a better human <3 She is my biggest inspiration and role model! I value education, empathy, integrity, compassion, healing, love, self-love, and much more. It's so important to break down the walls of racial inequality, injustice, homophobia, transphobia, abuse in all forms, gender roles/patriarchy, and the stigma around mental illness. There's a lot of work to be done but I truly believe that by taking care of ourselves first, we can then help others. We can't help others if we are unwell. Instead of pointing our fingers there and there we can look inside and start from there. It's a collective effort and we can do this together! Strength in unity and Unity in CommUNITY. Education is key! The more we know, the better we can do to be more understanding and compassionate to make the world a better place.
What do you advocate for?
I embrace diversity and inclusiveness in my everyday life by being accepting of everyone that I meet. I love listening to people's stories and learning about their experiences because these are the things that make us special. Even people who have not been so nice to me, I am grateful and accepting of them as well. I've learned that if a person is being mean to me it's because they are hurting on the inside. I offer them help and offer to be their friend. I advocate for love, for everyone because we all need it. Think about the smallest actions that we take each day such as choosing what shoes to wear. In our hearts we feel that we want to wear shoes that we feel good in but then in the end we end up choosing to wear the shoes that are "popular" or "trendy". Why do we do this you ask. It's because we are constantly thinking about what other people think and about wanting to "fit in". And why do we want to fit in? It's because we are seeking love, affection, and appreciation. We only live once so why fit in when you were born to stand out? As humans we need love and care. 20% of the world goes to bed hungry but 35% of the world goes to bed hungry for love and affection. This is a huge number which is why it is so important for me to spread joy, spread love, advocate for love, and bring awareness to mental health. Everything that makes us different is what truly makes us beautiful! Our different gifts, joys, and strengths make life so bright and I want people to know that they are a bright light in this world. Diversity is so so amazing! We don't have to be a certain way to fit in. We can be anything that we choose to because you are you! Our different walks of life, gifts, and passions are the things in my eyes that makes life so exciting! There is space for everyone on this Earth to share their light! I advocate for love, acceptance, equality, peace, justice, following your heart, mental health awareness, self care, staying true to yourself, normalizing differences, being the amazing you, and knowing that you are loved and deserve to take space.
Why did you want to be an Apolla Advocate?
There are many reasons why it would be more than a dream come true to be an Apolla Advocate. First and foremost, I love Apolla with all of my heart and more than words can ever explain. Apolla will always hold a special place in my heart. I am so grateful for my shocks as they help me dance longer and stronger. It would be an honor to help promote and let everyone know about how amazing these shocks are! They help so much and I firmly believe that everyone should own these fantastic shocks! I would love to share your shocks not only on my social media platforms but also at my dance studio, school, dance training program, conventions, and competitions! I will work hard to create posts, videos, and stories! Additionally, I would like to be an Apolla Advocate because my shocks also make me more confident! They are so magical and I want to share this with everyone that I know. They help prevent injuries, let people do what they love longer, stronger, and feel confident at the same time. That is super awesome and I would love to share that with everyone that I know! Moreover, I love your company's values as they strongly align with mine. It would also be a great opportunity to learn more from all three of the amazing co-founders as I look up to all of them so much! I am so grateful to have Apolla in my life not only as a dancer but as a person as well because they are my true superheroes! Lastly, I want to be an Apolla Advocate to spread love and light in the world which starts with showcasing my immense gratitude and love for the the beautiful Apolla Performance Footwear. It would be a honor and dream come true to be a part of the Apolla Family. Sending so much love and light your way :)
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