The Global Goals

Thursday, October 1, 2015
We live in a society constantly fighting for the betterment of the world... I know it's hard to believe sometimes, but I've seen the very best in people and trust me... the world is a whole-hearted place!

The Global Goals is a compilation of 17 goals made by a committee of 193 world leaders. Through these 17 commitments the goal is to accomplish the end of extreme poverty, combat inequality and fix climate change in the next 15 years. 

While trying to fix the world's problems may seem like an immense task, the 17 commitments outlines the world's challenges so beautifully that it makes anyone want to get up and start making a difference. 

Changing the world is one thing, but knowing HOW you want to change the world is the game changer. I love these goals because it makes global change more tangible, and when things seem more tangible change feels less impossible. 

So with that said, I hope you choose what change you want, know it, understand it, and let that passion set you on fire.

Guys, I am so excited for the next 15 years!

KROCHET KIDS: Name your price

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

A company that I have been following for a very long time is one that I use to live blocks away from!

Krochet Kids is a non-profit organization centered around empowering women around the world. Their headquarters is located in Newport Beach, CA but their impact reaches all the way from Uganda to Peru. Carefully crafted by three friends with one similar dream, Krochet Kids is a company that not only makes apparel but changes lives, specifically with their knitted hats. Each hat is meticulously handmade by women in Uganda and Peru and labeled with a handwritten tag by the woman who put it together. Outside of providing fair wages, Krochet Kids teaches life skills to their employees giving them hope for a better future for both them and their families.


 For 24 hours only Krochet Kids is allowing customers to "choose their price" on a handful of their products asking the question "WHAT’S IT WORTH TO KNOW YOUR PURCHASE GENERATES EMPOWERMENT?" This campaign will start 9am PT on 9.30.15 and end 9am PT on 10.01.15.

As someone who owns a few of these incredible hats it's such an incredible feeling knowing that someone who made something I wear is living with similar hopes and dreams to the ones I have myself.

If I had to ask myself how much MY education, financial stability, housing and food for myself and my family would be valued at, it's definitely difficult to write up a price tag.

Even if you don't purchase anything, I think it's important to ask yourself how much is empowerment worth to you?


Saturday, August 22, 2015

Woa... It's been a while since I've posted a 5 favorites. Have you been holding your breath?

*I just wanted to say one thing about this: No matter if you're gay or straight, realizing ANY truth, acknowledging it, and proclaiming it, is one of the biggest challenges life will ever give you. Whether you affirm it early in life, or later, just know that you're living life as spectacularly as it's meant to be... being a brave and incredible person. 

So, let the haters hate. Let the lovers love. and know that who you are is perfect.

We Day

When I think about todays' children it gives me so much hope... I mean that whole heartedly.

I know that in a world dominated by Instagram, Facebook, and Snapchat it's easy to dismiss the power that todays' children have, but you know... there's a lot of them doing incredible things. These little unsung heroes do so much for the world and We Day is a day meant to celebrate and inspire the future doers of the world.

You're probably wondering what We Day is because...well... honestly... I had no idea what it was until today... the day that happens to be We Day, but no matter. We Day is everyday for a lot of young people. We Day is a celebration of young empowered individuals seeing a need and meeting those needs on both a local and global level.

We Schools is a year round educational program encouraging, nurturing and providing tools to young people to go out and make a difference. Through a unique curriculum, and the creation of action plans, We Schools are building tomorrows leaders by teaching them the importance of Social Good.

The world, while perilous, is such a beautiful place, it makes me so happy to hear there are organizations cultivating youngsters to make it better.

Happy Birthday, Noel!

Monday, August 10, 2015
Oh Noel, you complete the trio in every sense of the way.  I get so emotional thinking about you... thinking about you growing up. It makes me count my blessings having the privilege of being your big sister. 

I hope I taught you enough. I hope I get to teach you for the rest of my life... it's the least I could do for everything you've taught me. 

My beloved little brother... the sound of your laugh is one of the greatest things my memories could ever hold. 

I hope you're always able to recognize how important you are to the world. 

Happy 15th Birthday, Noel. I love you more than time would even permit to express.


Friday, July 31, 2015
It always makes me happy to hear big corporations making an effort to give back. Working for one myself I know what it means to "make charitable donations." 

Trust me, I understand the implications. 

One company making admirable strides in giving back is that of AmazonSmile. AmazonSmile supports over a million charitable 501(c)(3) companies by donating .5% of your purchase to an organization of your choosing. While that may sound a bit nominal Amazon itself generates over 34 billion in sales every year. Imagine if everyone who made a purchase used AmazonSmile? That's 17 million dollars in donations! Lets not hold our breath for that but it just goes to show that little changes make big differences.

Using AmazonSmile is as simple as typing in From there AmazonSmile will ask if you'd like to choose one of their 5 featured organizations, a search bar can be found right underneath for other charitable organizations. 

It's so easy I'm going to "make a charitable donation" right now. 


AmazonSmile website & my AmazonSmile charity choice.

Beyoncé- I Was Here (United Nations World Humanitarian Day)

Saturday, July 25, 2015