#tbt to when I was 17 and did my first "photo" shoot in Toronto with a friend who was interested in photography 🎥 I didn't wear a stitch of makeup 💄 and totally pieced this outfit together with clothes from both my mom's closest and my own.
This pic launched a 20 year modelling career (up until that point I had only done acting), which gave me money to pay my way through university. Crazy to think that today I am Momma to three daughters who are all in and around this age! 🌸🌸🌸#timeslowdown
During my modelling years countless people had things to say about what I looked like and how I should change to "conform" to the market. "My eyebrows were too dark, my eyebrows were too thick, my hair was too long...and on and on and on." I remember an inner TUG to stay true to who I was, even if it was "different" than every other person, even if I was "criticized" for it. Even when I heard words that stung! 😔IT worked! I worked! A LOT actually! It taught me a valuable lesson early on, about honouring myself, and not allowing the "noise" from others to drown out my inner voice. I Learned that I would
Never be right for everyone (or every job) but I was right for "some" and that was all I needed.
In this world of glamour, conformity and beauty and everything in our faces on social media every single day - remember YOU are uniquely AMAZING. Stay true to yourself. Don't compare - there is NO OTHER person just like you THANK GOODNESS - your differences are actually what make you so interesting❤️ I've never done things life everyone else, and as a result, I've taken judgement and criticism at times, but I wouldn't change it for anything. It's made me stronger in my convictions💪🏻 and solidified my reasons for doing things 💯 (NOT to please others). Through lots of rejection, ups and downs and second-guessing, I've built strong resilience muscles and lead a life well-lived! 🙌🏻❤️ #betruetoyou#loveyourjourney#loveyourself#model#unconventionallife#makeyourownchoices#trustyourgut#trustyourinnerguidance#growthroughit#unconventional#entrepreneur#bosslady#ceo
#supernova "Io e te siamo rimasti soli,
gli ultimi a vivere di emozioni, perché
l'invidia, l'odio e la gelosia
hanno reso gli uomini automi
senza cuore e ci vorrebbero come loro
ma noi siamo la voce fuori dal coro
meglio fuggire che restare qui
meglio ruggire che dire sempre di si.
Tutto quello che voglio è stare con te...
stammi vicina che è lunga la notte, io sto di guardia stringimi forte." 🎶☄ #mood#unconventional#weird#different