International Women's Day
Tiffany Pao Higuchi
Age: 29, turning 30 next week!
Occupation: worked as a life coach in the mental health field for 4 years. Now im a full-time model and full-time mom!
Favorite dessert: crème brûlée or a good old gooey chocolate chip cookie. But when I’m in Taiwan, then it’s definitely a fresh mango shave ice.
Dream Vacation: I have too many places I want to visit but my top would be to Greece, New Zealand, or Maldives. Dream vacations would always include some time relaxing but also filled with trying local foods/ delicacies and doing what the locals do!
Proudest achievement: having my daughter and then gaining the courage to turn my dreams of modeling into reality.
Advice for your younger self: do not fear failure. If you have the ability to dream up something, then there is a place for it in the world and you have the ability to make it reality. You simply have to take the first steps and try; then more doors will open as you move forward.
Women that inspire me: all the women in my life; from my family, to my husband’s family. Women really can do it all— from leading their own businesses, all the while rearing and raising children, holding down the fort/ being homemakers, caring for neighbors. Women really do make the world go round!
Elle Jean Ai-Xin Kiyoko Higuchi
Age: 21 months, almost 2!
Occupation: full time cutie, occasional model, full time toddler
Favorite dessert: ice cream
Dream vacation: probably a Disney cruise or playing in Elsa’s ice castle
Proudest Achievement: recently it would be learning how to jump and walking up and down the stairs
Advice for your younger self: start walking sooner because you get so much more freedom and there’s so much to explore!
Women that inspire me: my mama, aunties, grandmas and great grandma, and Elsa!
Age: I am 20 years old
Occupation: Currently, I am a student at the University of Utah majoring in Marketing and Communication
Favorite Dessert: My all time favorite dessert is Ice cream with brownies.
Dream Vacation: I would like to visit any country in east Africa, especially Ghana and of course, the country where it was born (the Democratic Republic of Congo).
Proudest achievement: I think my proudest achievement is definitely getting into a University.
Advice for your younger self: Don’t spend thinking too much about the past or in the future. I would also tell myself not to worry too much about the things that are out of my control.
Women that inspire me: The woman who inspires me the most is definitely my mom. She is the most hard-working person I know, and I have learned so much from her.
Occupation: Makeup Artist/Retail Manager
Favorite dessert: Cheesecake
Dream Vacation: Hawaii
Proudest achievement: first generation college graduate
Advice: Don’t worry about what others might think of you, just live freely.
Women inspire me: my momma
Occupation: Entrepreneur co owner of Fijn (pronounced fine) Co and Woven Roots Co
Favorite Dessert: Cheesecake or ice cream.
Dream Vacation: Four Seasons Bora Bora
What is your proudest achievement: Easily my four sweet children
What advice would you give your younger self?
- Positive thinking is the engine to success. Leverage the way you perceive yourself and others to foster true belief to help you build the life you want and accomplish goals.
2.Take time investing and fostering relationships. Keep participating in the little acts of kindness. They get you much further than you can imagine.
3.Stop overthinking. Be who you are and love the unique things about you. You are enough. Living a life based on chasing acceptance is no life at all.
Jennica Anusua Galloway
Occupation: full time actor and mental health professional (global mental health/complex trauma)
Favorite Dessert: Queen Emma Cake from Gourmandise, Crème Brûlée
Dream Vacation: I love travel and have been a lot of fun places for my job, I would love to travel anywhere that I can immerse myself in good food, a new culture and language, and dig into the history of the place! Next stop for me - hopefully Korea or Turkey.
What is your proudest achievement? I am so proud of the way I have come back into myself and honored my dreams in the last few years. I spent a long time worrying about whether it was okay to be exactly me and honor what lights my heart on fire, and now I have leaned into exactly who I am and embracing the complex being that is me. I am so proud of that choice and the continued bravery it requires of me.
What advice would you give your younger self? I would remind myself that being exactly who I am is enough, and my dreams and hopes are special and needed. It is okay to be me, and that I have the ability to make a difference in the world and lives of other people. There is a place for you and you matter exactly as you are.
Which women inspire you the most? The women that have inspired me the most are those that have honored and loved themselves even when they felt unsure. My mom is one of my heroes - she has always pursued her dreams and loved deeply. I also find deep inspiration in my relationships with the women around me - I am so incredibly honored to love, witness, uplift and cherish my friends and the way they move through the world. Women truly are everything - they encapsulate the beauty, depth and magic of the universe while also holding the truth of its pain and necessity for growth.
Age: 17 years old
Favorite Dessert: My favorite dessert is…YES!! LOL! I LOVE dessert! My #1 fave is probably chocolate mousse!
Dream Vacation: My dream vacations are to Hawaii and to England to see the Hogwarts Castle
What is your proudest achievement? My proudest achievement is just getting this far in life! It isn’t always easy living with a disability, but I’ll continue to break down the barriers and pave the way for others like me!
What advice would you give your younger self? When life gets hard, don’t give up! You can get through this. You’re stronger than you know! You will have many opportunities, so go live your life to the fullest!
Which women inspire you the most? I have a few women who inspire me! The first one is Wonder Woman! I love how strong and brave she is! My parents always call me their real life Wonder Woman. The second woman who inspires me is Emma Watson. I absolutely love her and look up to her as an actress! Lastly, my mom inspires me! She encourages me to never give up and to keep going!
Occupation: momanager to my 4 kids actors.
Favorite Dessert: tiramisu
Dream Vacation: Tropical beach anywhere
What is your proudest achievement? My kids
What advice would you give your younger self? To be patience
Which women inspire you the most? I will say my mom! She was a single mom with three kids who never stop working.
Occupation: Stay at home Baby
Favorite Dessert: Oreos
Dream Vacation: Disneyland
What is your proudest achievement? Two bottom teeth
What advice would you give your younger self? “You don’t have to wake up as soon as the sun does”
Which women inspire you the most? Moana. She is beautiful and brave. She knows what she needs to do to help her family and friends, and she isn’t afraid to do it
Age: 19 years old
Occupation: future teacher
Favorite dessert: brownies
Dream vacation: bahamas
Proudest achievement: going skydiving!
Advice I’d give my younger self: don’t stress over the small things. Most of the time, the small things don’t matter and it’s important to focus on big goals and dreams!
Which women inspire me the most: my grandma because she was the most positive and happy person. She would become best friends with anyone she meets and I want to be exactly like her when I grow up.
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