MEET OUR INNER BEAUTY SPOKES MODELS

These are the women who help lead and organize our empowerment events, advertisements, and campaigns that spread the message of self-love. The goal is empowering all female entrepreneurs, business women and students with enlightenment. Campaigns that lead to more sales, better marketing, resources, awareness of your brand, networking and much more. Do you want you small business to have a What Makes You Feel Beautiful Campaign? Contact us today to book yours Here. Follow them here and on our social media for events, campaigns with lots of love and give-a-ways! 

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I grew up in Arizona, but have lived on Maui since early 2017. What truly makes me feel beautiful is my radical bravery. I feel beautiful knowing I am capable of so much.

I feel accomplished just from persevering through the various challenges and environments I’ve found myself in. Since leaving home at 18, I have lived in 8 different states and countries, traveled more, up and moving frequently with the hunger to seek an understanding of life in different places. Within that time, I’ve built trails in Mississippi, hitchhiked all over Colorado, I drove up to the Pacific Northwest and found myself working on a commercial fishing boat, I spent 6 months hiking from rim to rim (and back) of the Grand Canyon every week, I studied Coastal Ecology and Marine Biology in Sonora, Mexico, and I finished undergraduate degree in Natural History and a Ecology throughout those experiences. I haven’t done things conventionally, but I feel I have lived a dozen different lives in pursuit of wisdom and experience. My strongest and most specialized skill is being an equestrian. I began learning from and working for riding coaches training, exercising, and riding horses when I was a kid. Over the years, I’ve found plenty of side jobs working people’s horses. I continue riding horses and mules today, over 20 years later.

My outlook on life is “the grass is greener where you water it”. This resonates with my personal core values and is how I choose to lead my life. Through hard work and persistence, you can build the life you desire with what resources you were given. I strive for self reliance and seek to learn new things to add to my toolbox, but it takes a continued effort. I’m always striving for more.

I love working for the National Park Service because I feel a sense of purpose in the work I do. I help interpret information, educate visitors, and make safe the trails on our public lands. What I enjoy doing the most is working with the pack mules at the park. Through the NPS, I get incredible opportunities to attend trainings, build new skills, and work in mind blowing places. I am inspired by the other capable women in my field because of the valuable work they do, in the ways their skills differ from my own, and how all our collective work fits together within public lands management. I look up these women who have held long careers within the NPS. They’re tough, practical, intelligent, they get the job done.

I am most grateful for the tough National Park Service women before me who have built the trails I now hike, worked for our representation in public lands management, and made it a safer work environment for women like me to inhabit today. Right now, I am also grateful for my little tea and reading nook. I find myself spending so much time here seizing quiet moments between my busy schedule.

Sometimes I feel like I stick out here on Maui, but in the best way. I’m tentative yet tenacious, skeptical but willing to jump in while I vigilantly feel things out. I’m critical, highly discerning, and pragmatic. I’m happiest operating under a little stress, having to adapt quickly, solve problems, and make fast judgements on the spot. I’m happiest at the end of the week when a job is well done. I’m incredibly proud to be my entire person.

I decided to become a spokesmodel because I want to contribute my unique perspective to reach women who are similar to myself. I don’t always feel like other messages of women’s empowerment fully resonate with women who think like me, and I want those girls to feel a connection, too. What I love about WMYFB is that is gives me all these opportunities to appreciate and mingle with different perspectives. It’s very broadening for me to hear other women’s stories. I always leave events, campaigns, and meetings feeling cared for and uplifted. I love WMYFB’s message of self empowerment. This is a movement that celebrates women in all the ways they are capable and powerful, not how we are disadvantaged.

My next campaign is What Makes You Feel Beautiful. It's all about getting women to expand their ideas of beauty and see more inner beauty within themselves.

 

Inner Beauty Spokes Model

Anne-Marie Taylor Spain

I was born and raised in Berkeley, CA and am now living on Maui.

What makes me feel beautiful is being alive and being at peace enough to enjoy the little things. I am proud of myself for quite a few things, like: becoming a property manager in California at the age of 19, raising over $700 when I was 12 for Toys for Tots after a tsunami disaster by selling my art at an art show I organized, performing on stage either dancing or singing multiple times in my life, and dedicating the last year to taking care of my grandmother. I love being a caretaker for my grandmother, because she is proof that beauty cannot be defined by age. 

I sing, play guitar, and write music in my spare time. I also love to paint and do spontaneous photography. If it’s creative, you’ll see me trying it.

I love driving around the back roads of Upcountry Maui while listening to music. The clean wind on my face makes me feel so beautiful.

I believe in changing what you can and accepting what you can’t, and if I am to do anything radically, I am going to love radically. 

I am inspired by my community, family, and friends, especially my grandmother. She motivates me to live my life to the fullest and to never take anything for granted.

I love WMYFB for the inspiration it gives other women. Since being asked the question “What Makes You Feel Beautiful?”, I have been on an amazing journey of self-discovery and I am blessed to be able to empower other women and girls to do the same. 

Inner Beauty Spokes Model

 Alexa Lourelie

Aloha, my name's Megan Philibin. I am a 'What Makes You Feel Beautiful' inner-beauty spokesmodel and was featured as the first Beauty of the Month of 2020. I grew up in Pennsylvania and have called Maui home since 2013. I feel my most beautiful when I am immersed and exploring in nature, connecting with family and friends, and chasing after my dreams.

 

I am very proud of my entrepreneurial accomplishments, including the creation of my personal brand 'Megan in a Moment' in which I provide photography, social media maintenance, graphic design, website design, and visual business consulting services, as well as being the co-founder and Editor in Chief of 'Hawaii Cannabis Magazine', a marketing and media brand and publication in the cannabis industry.

 

My hobbies include photography, travel, reading, fitness and wellness- self care, nutrition, yoga, running, hiking, and surfing.

 

My outlook on life is that anything is possible. Limiting beliefs are created by the mind, but once we are able to see that the only limit is ourselves, we see that anything is possible and the universe is willing to meet us halfway in all of our aspirations and wishes.

 

I love being a woman because women are magic! Women are intuitive, empathetic and caring. We are capable of creating new life and changing the energy in a room. We can be soft and feminine but also fierce and protective. We are connected with the cycles of nature and have superpowers of manifestation. We thrive on connection and ritual, and we are stronger together in sisterhood. 

 

What I enjoy doing the most is being in nature with friends or family. I feel happiest when I am present within a moment, connecting with the earth and the ones I love most.

 

I am inspired by Maui because of her beauty, resilience, mana (energy) and wisdom. I feel most inspired when playing in her jungles, at her beaches, and on her mountain Haleakala. 

 

I am most thankful for waking up each morning with another day to connect with others, have adventures, and create treasured memories. I am blessed for the people who love, support, and cheer me on. I am grateful to the Hawaiian islands for providing a sacred place to call home. 

 

The best advice I've ever been given is to live every day like it is the last. This advice has helped me to honor all of the people and experiences in my life, to be grateful for both the good and the more difficult days. 

 

The reasons why I decided to become a spokesmodel is because I want to help spread the message of inner-beauty and self-love, sisterhood and comradery. 

 

What I love about WMYFB is their inclusion, uplifting message, involvement within the community and passion for inspiring women. I also love that WMYFB sees all women as strong and capable.

Inner Beauty Spokes Model

Megan Philibin