The question isn't who's going to let us. It's who's going to stop us.
On me: Off-shoulder top c/o Style Mafia (similar here), Rebecca Minkoff Edgewater pant, Free People boater hat, Leaf halo c/o Wren + Glory, Alexander Wang open-toe booties (similar here). // On Lynn, Apneet and Raquel: all tops c/o Style Mafia (shop more here). // Shot by Angel Morales in Bushwick for Style Mafia.
I hail from a family of powerful, inspiring women. My mom left Vietnam and her entire family behind as a refugee at the ripe age of 20 to pursue new life and opportunity in the United States. She now lives in LA and is a successful travel agent, a mother of two and has explored nearly every corner of this world. She's been my role model for life.
My sister, on the other hand, is a hard-working doctor in Los Angeles. Only 18 months older than myself, she's making life-and-death decisions daily, caring for others and putting her years of schooling to practice without fear. She's been my biggest supporter forever & I hope she knows I'm hers.
As for me, I've toughed it out in New York for 14 years and been working successfully as a freelancer in the realms of fashion and design for 8 of them. No, I'm not saving lives. But I handle my shit and try not to take shit from anyone. Ever. And I'm all about that girl power: helping other females when I can and empowering the ones around me.
I truly believe that behind every successful woman is a tribe of other successful women who have her back, and I've taken time to pick and choose my tribe and fill it only with smart, supportive and inspiring females. I don't care if I've known you 14 years or just met you. Good vibes only or you can see your way out the door. Life's too short to compete with the girl next to you or put up with any nonsense. Over the years I've learned to phase out the drama and negative people and concentrate on what matters. Support. Love. No judgment. So cheers to that and to your own crew of boss babes, whomever they might be.
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