Local Ladies: On The Importance of Self-Care

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In this Local Ladies video, four local entrepreneurs talk about why self-care is important to them, as well as their own self-care habits.

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An Interview With Erin Bagwell, Director of Dream, Girl

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You may remember that a few months ago, I attended a screening of Dream, Girl with The Rhyze Project and other incredible local women. We all loaded up on to a school bus and road-tripped to a different town to see the film, and it was SO worth it. Dream, Girl is a documentary showcasing the stories of inspiring and ambitious female entrepreneurs.

If you can find a Dream, Girl screening in your area, I highly recommend you go see it. This film is beautifully made, and showcases female entrepreneurs in such a well-rounded and REAL way. Erin Bagwell and producer, Komal Minhas, were also featured in Oprah’s SuperSoul 100. Oprah knows what’s up. I knew as soon as the film ended that I wanted to interview Erin Bagwell, as part of the Local Ladies. In this interview, we talk about her ENTIRELY female crew, the importance of self-care, and the power of vulnerability.

Erin Bagwell (right) and Joanne Wilson (left).

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Local Ladies: Stephanie Lyell, Community Manager of Girls on Games.

Hi lovelies. Today in the Local Ladies series, I have an interview with the lovely Stephanie Lyell to share with you. Stephanie is the community manager over at Girls on Games. She is a total nerd girl treasure, so keep reading to learn more!

Stephanie (on right) and I at Toronto ComiCon.

K:Have you ever struggled with having people deny your geeky personality because you are feminine? Or been told by someone you only “like certain things for attention”?

S: I think people need to remember to not “judge a book by it’s cover” – I’ve never been told I like certain geeky things for attention, however I have had many people shocked and confused when I tell them I play video games which is honestly just as offensive. For many years I have been a fashion blogger/instagrammer and although I do like to rock my Marvel t-shirts and other geeky apparel, a lot of the times I’m pretty dressed up, and wearing ‘girly’ dresses. When someone asks me if I have any big plans for the weekend and I reply “Probably grinding some COD” – or – “I’m going to check out the new Warcraft movie” the look of confusion sets, and I get the comments like: “Wow, you don’t look like you’d be into that sort of thing” or “YOU play video games?” Continue reading “Local Ladies: Stephanie Lyell, Community Manager of Girls on Games.”

Local Ladies: Megan MacKay, YouTuber and Comedian

Hi lovelies!  This week in the Local Ladies series; I had the pleasure of interviewing Megan MacKay, a YouTuber and comedian in Toronto. You might recognize Megan from her Ray Rice Inspired Makeup Tutorial, a satirical beauty video that has over 2 million views, and rightfully so because of it’s important message about domestic abuse. I am so happy to have Megan as a part of this series, and I hope you enjoy this interview as part of September’s Local Ladies series.

Source: https://youtu.be/zyNa9kqq8mk

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