If you had three wishes, what would they be?
I’d wish for 1) the safety, security, health and prosperity for my family and friends; 2) global protections for a woman’s right to choos; and 3) governments to enact wide-sweeping changes to protect us against climate change including but not limited to regulation of deforestation, investing in clean energy sources, and creating more stringent regulations on plastics consumption and industrial waste.
If you could personally witness any event in history, what would it be?
Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have A Dream” speech.
What is something that you have never done that you want to do?
Visit Antarctica. Climb Mt. Kilimanjaro. Swim with a whale.
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What’s your most embarrassing moment?
Every uninformed comment I’ve ever made still keeps me awake at night.
What’s the most regrettable beauty trend you’ve ever tried?
Plucking my eyebrows to death. In high school they were essentially just one singular line of hairs. Thank goodness they grew back!
If you could hear one song performed live by any musician what would it be?
“Whole Lotta Love” by Led Zeppelin.
What’s something people wouldn’t know about you?
I am really a home body! When I’m not traveling I just want to chill at home, cook, and watch movies.
In a world full of influencers, who influences you most?
My husband is a huge influence on me. There are so many aspects of his personality (his level head, his willingness to try new things, his dedication and support) that are constantly inspiring me to try to be better.
What motivates or inspires you?
I love meeting and working with women, getting to know them, and hearing their stories. I love finding ways that we can all relate to and support each other. So many of our experiences are common ones and sharing them can be so helpful to others who are experiencing similar things. Being able to bring people together to do so is a real joy for me.
Do you have a self-care ritual or a creative pursuit?
Working out is something that feels like it’s just for me. It’s something that challenges me, but also gives me the opportunity to constantly prove to myself what I am capable of. It started as something that felt like a terrible chore, and now I’ve grown to really love it and how it makes me feel.
What’s the worst holiday gift you ever received?
A flannel nightgown.
What’s your guilty pleasure snack?
Looking back, what advice would you give to your 14-year-old self?
Being different from everyone is a blessing, not a curse. Embrace your unique qualities. Lean into them. Being able to set yourself apart from the crowd becomes an asset as you go through life. Don’t worry so much about fitting in.