rebelle with a cause
"I feel utterly powerless, and that feeling is my prison."
This was how I felt for most of my young life. It resulted in poor self-esteem, lack of confidence and a fear of taking risks. I learned to disguise those moments by "projecting" an image that was self-assured, but all the while I was quaking in my heels. Throughout my life, I continued to project that image but I knew something was missing. I was not being my authentic self.
Hello, forty! Suddenly, I had a burning desire to discover who I really was and to accept the flaws and fascinating facets that were me. I was driven by the fact that I was now a mother to a strong willed, deeply authentic female and to a self assured, mellow young man. A chance meeting with some like minded sister friends, along with a gentle prod from my husband.... and I started thinking more consciously about my experiences and the ways that I could make a difference.
Thus, the rebelle with a cause was born. The goal is to empower girls and women through strategic partnerships and programs in the community that will help maximize their full potential. I want to nurture our girls and women through education and philanthropy so they learn to define themselves as leaders, and to be their authentic selves in a world that is careless with its labels.