This is a scary journey. I’ve dreamt of you for ten years never thinking I’d ever pursue you.
I drew mock up covers of the magazine I’d picture you to be-with glamorous shots of beautiful Pacific Island women of all sizes, being celebrated, adored, admired-just for being us.
I imagined an agency, filled with passionate Pacific Island women-writing, researching, promoting other amazing Pacific Island women that were in the community pursuing their dreams! But I did I follow through with these visions? No. Why? Because I was scared.
I was scared of failing. I was scared of being judged and of what people would think about me. I was worried about other people’s opinions because I was not as confident in myself and my abilities at that time of my life. I allowed myself to be scared away from something I was truly excited about because of my early insecurities.
That was me, 10 years ago and I have still dreamt of you and yearned to pursue you. So now, I am going after that fire, but this time, I’m envisioning a much larger platform and a need to serve in ways that will help our women grow years from now. So, with much risk and excitement, I am challenging myself. This is for our women, for our daughters, for our ancestors, for US.