About the See By:
The concept for this blog started at a botega. I stared at the reading options for women: health magazines with skinny tips, pop magazines with dating tips, fashion mags with the latest looks—and hefty newspapers filled with 10 letter words I didn’t have patience for. I found myself buying one of each and wishing there were women’s publications that appreciated the fact that women are complex beings who’s minds, bodies, and hearts needed a little of everything. The name reflects the world through my eyes- the average millennial woman who seeks a splash of everything. So here, you can find current events, art & book reviews, travel inspiration, fashion inspiration, and wellness moments. Stay tuned and you’ll stay informed.
Growing up on the move, my family’s travels took me from DC to Brussels to Tulsa Oklahoma and everywhere in between. Wandering as a child made me who I am and opened my eyes to other cultures as well as the many pains we feel as a global community. At age 11, my father and I worked alongside AIDS nurses in Soweto, South Africa. I met a girl my own age who was days away from losing her mother and becoming the head of her family. She had three younger siblings just like I did. All I could offer her at the time was leftover candy and an extra sweater I had. And a hug; a prayer. My family traveled the world from Russia to Mauritius but nothing has ever impacted me more than that trip to South Africa.
Moving to Tulsa for High School was an enormous adjustment. I realized how completely unusual my first 13 years of life had been and how it would set me apart from my peers – possibly forever.
Travel is part of my DNA. It’s hard to describe who I am without it. It was never “#wanderlust”… It was how I was raised. But it afforded me a much larger worldview from wherever I am. Later on in life, I made an effort to expose myself to more. I studied abroad in India for a month and Italy for a semester. I attended American University in DC for college where nationalities were abundant, faces varied in color, and being different made you cool. Honestly, I have never really understood anything other than that.
I have always put my heart into things that help me understand others more. I studied art history, studio art, and political science in school. The harmony of these studies helped me come to terms with the world. My parents met on Capitol Hill in a congressional office with ideals so lofty and sincere they would have made the founding fathers weep. They built our understanding of the world on the idea that individuals have the capacity to change it for the better. And I guess I have been working towards that ever since.
This blog seeks to help provide young adults with resources to impact positive change. From an events calendar with activism opportunities to articles keeping you up to date with current events, fashion trends, and health conscious practices. This is a place to celebrate differences and come together as a community.
I currently live in Dallas, Texas with a commuter boyfriend and a shy rescue pup. My favorite things are a long run, a large pizza with olives, fresh flowers, fresh fashion, and red wine. Follow along to stay informed and stay active, and open your eyes to our huge, scary, magical world.
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