Happy International Women's Day! March is a time to celebrate the contributions of women everywhere. From huge successes to small victories, we believe women deserve to be recognized all the time. This International Women's Day we are highlighting the many ways we empower women and support each other! Today, we are featuring the six badass women and the one awesome guy who keep Intrigue Ink running every day. Read on to feel empowered yourself!
How do you get into a Boss Lady mindset?
Getting into the Boss Lady mindset is an ongoing process for me! Move your body to elevate your energy. Use your words wisely. Be purposeful. Know what you want and be willing to put in the work to put your goals into action. Do your research. Do your homework. Be flexible. Be willing. Be courageous. Take risks. Ask questions. Ask for help. Create your dream job for yourself, no one else is going to this for you!
Who’s your lady crush at the moment (and why)?
My current lady crush is definitely on Greta Gerwig. She is an incredible Movie director that has done some of my favorite films including Lady Bird and Little Women. She's getting a lot of buzz right now and she definitely deserves it. She just was nominated for an Academy Award in Best Director and as a woman, a human being, and a storyteller I think she goes through this world in such grace and poise. She tells beautiful, relatable and emotional stories about other incredible women (With that I also have a huge crush on Saoirse Ronan, she's amazing) and I always really look forward to seeing the work she puts out into the world.
How do you empower yourself and other women?
I tend to be so hard on myself and I know that other women like me are equally hard on themselves so how I support other women is I'm always trying to be their "hype woman". But with that, I have to constantly remind myself to be my own hype woman so the way I try to empower myself by saying my mantra of, "life is tough, but so am I".
What are you proud of?
I'm proud of myself. How far I've come, of my skills and who I am as a person. I always try to grow change, evolve and always be a better version of myself, but I am still proud of how I know what I am and what that looks like. I am a passionate, determined, proactive and courageous woman. Over the past year, I've learned my worth. I genuinely like myself and I'm proud of that.
How do you get into a Boss Lady mindset?
To get into a Boss Lady mindset I like to put on a good song to get pumped up-- a go-to for me is the Beastie Boys.
Who’s your lady crush at the moment, and why?
I love Phoebe Waller-Bridge right now! She is such a talented actor and writer and I love her show "Fleabag."
Women like my mother, sisters and aunts have ALWAYS encouraged me to pursue my interests and aspirations.
In 2019 over 276,000 women in the United States were diagnosed with invasive breast cancer. It is a horrible disease so I wanted to partake in the fight against it so in October of 2019 I teamed up with Casting for Recovery which is a Montana based organization whose mission is to enhance the quality of life of women with breast cancer through a unique retreat program that combines breast cancer education and peer support with the therapeutic sport of fly fishing. I am a freelance illustrator and I sell prints of my illustrations around Bozeman, MT so for the entirety of breast cancer awareness month, I sold limited edition prints that were printed in pink ink. It was an experience in my life that warmed my heart and hopefully was able to help some people along the way.
My lady crush is my beautiful and kind girlfriend, Gabrielle. Gabi and I are partners in crime. like me, she has a passion for the arts and we support each other and help each other grow as artists and as people too. She’s currently studying graphic design at MSU which was something I look up to amenably because she works so hard in her studies. Her tenacity to detail in her work is like none other and her natural inclination to help those in need and show love to all those around her that inspires me to be a better human. Gabi is one kick-ass chick!