Updated: Jan 1
Happy New Year! You are beautiful.
2019 was a Fun Filled Year. Let's take a moment to reflect on some of the special moments. All of us here at What makes you feel beautiful. From the Board, Staff, Business Adviser and Volunteers all can agree 2019 placed some really inspiring women in our path. Thank you Maui community for embracing our mission of empowering women through positive stories and events. A special thank you to Kristen Tracy-Wanck and Rob Gold at the beautiful Lumeria for hosting our events in 2019 and for granting us the use of the grounds for photographing our Beauty of the Month women. Thank you Dan Takara, Lee and Liz Hodges from Alpha Maui, and John Kleiven for your generous donations. Thank you subscribers, friends and family for your support of Females are Fabulous self-empowerment apparel line. Your purchases help make it possible to continue our program, projects and mission.
Our theme for 2020 is self empowerment and doing what you love.
All the 2019 documentaries from the Females are Fabulous Program are still available to view and enjoy. All the women featured in these short films are self-empowering women and so inspiring.
Tasty Female Chefs on Maui a two part documentary featuring Chef Cindi, Madame Donut and Chef Alyse. Lessons by the sea with Dustin Tester, Mele Willow in Art and life, In Her Strength featured 3 entrepreneurs Sherri Dhyan, Mikee Ramos and Emma Zee. Blending of Worlds features Jennifer Day from World Aloha Trading. Brittney Marcos athlete, mom of 3 and wife in The Power of Balance, and The Empanada Lady, Sara Polanco are all at your finger tips. 2020 documentaries will bring you Artist, Cowgirls, a girls best friend and more.
Since 1998 What makes you feel beautiful has been honoring, celebrating and empowering women. It's first project was Beauty of the Month, took off in 1998 and still going strong reaching women everywhere. Here on Maui the Beauty of the Month continues to feature women in their own photo shoot and magazine spread. By answering the question “what makes you feel beautiful?”, sharing their thoughts on inner-beauty and words of wisdom. Sheila Marrow was the first Beauty of the month on Maui.
Megan Philibin is currently Beauty of the month. 2020 beauty of the month will bring more inspiring woman sharing their words of empowerment to you through-out the year.
2019 also featured our new inner-beauty spokes-models. Anne Marie and Alexa asked thought provoking questions to women and asked over 100 their thoughts on inner-beauty. Bringing smiles and positive reflections to everyone they met on the campaign trail. Thank you ladies you made it look easy in front of the camera.
We always love showcasing our local business women here on Maui. An exciting announcement came in October, we brought awareness to National Women’s Small Business Month. We created an awareness platform that recognizes and supports female owned businesses in Hawaii. Over 50 women were nominated. Ten female owned businesses are featured right here and the list continues to grow. What makes you feel beautiful is expanding on a global level. Thank you Sontonya Davis, we look forward to sharing your inspiring story with other woman. Australia, Colorado, New York, Texas, and California are blazing the campaign trail for WMYFB.
If you are interested in being part of WMYFB. Whether you would like to nominate a woman or yourself for Females are Fabulous, become a Beauty of the Month, be an Inner Beauty Spokes-model, or Volunteer your time. Do what you love. We Love inspiring women, it's our mission!
Remember all is working out perfectly well for you now!
Hau' oli Makahiki Hou
Happy New Year
Love, From What Makes You Feel Beautiful