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What I Stand For

What I Stand For

My participation in the Solano County Pageant was not only to bring a fun, new experience to my life, but primarily to have a platform for action and positive change on meaningful topics close to my heart. When you are wearing a sash and crown, people notice you and many […]

Happy Belated Birthday America!

Happy Belated Birthday America!

Everyone loves the 4th of July! It’s America’s birthday – how can you not? 4th of July was extra exciting for me this year, as I was a participant in the Fairfield 4th of July Parade riding in a beautiful, bright red Corvette as Ms. Vacaville! […]

Abusing Cause Marketing: First Pinkwashing and Now Greenwashing?! Oh My!

Abusing Cause Marketing: First Pinkwashing and Now Greenwashing?! Oh My!

Most people would nod their heads in agreement with me if I stated that marketing can be misleading and shouldn’t be trusted as a complete and accurate source of information. However, it’s easy to be lulled into a false sense of confidence in your newest purchase by the […]

Updates Galore!

Updates Galore!

Extra! Extra! Read all about ’em! Today’s blog post is a bit all over the place because I have updates on several topics. Please read on if you’d like to know the latest on: How I’m feeling after my last treatment Ms. Vacaville @ American […]

Animal Shelter Foster: How I Do What I Do

Animal Shelter Foster: How I Do What I Do

One of the many non-profit organizations I volunteer with is the Front Street Animal Shelter. They provide animal welfare services for the City of Sacramento and *do not* euthanize for overcrowding at the shelter. One of the very important ways they accomplish this is by using an extensive volunteer […]

The Calm Before the (Next) Storm

The Calm Before the (Next) Storm

I’m writing this blog post from “Kailua Cottage”, a Hawaiian studio a couple blocks from the beach that I booked on Airbnb as a solo getaway spot before my next treatment. Hawaii holds a special place in my heart, as I spent two years on Oahu for work. I was here […]

Blogging for Advocacy; Using My Personal Story to Impact Positive Change

Blogging for Advocacy; Using My Personal Story to Impact Positive Change

I recently had an interaction on Facebook in a grass-roots advocacy group that surprised and disappointed me. I choose to “go high” and will not elaborate on the naïve comments, but I was essentially accused of being a shallow, attention-seeker using my blog for personal gain. This occured after introducing myself and sharing […]

Learning to Be Still

Learning to Be Still

Confession: I’m really bad at being still in both a micro and macro sense. In the last couple months, I’ve kicked up my yoga practice quite a bit which emphasizes being still and present in the moment. I’m realizing I am absolutely terrible at this. My “To Do” […]

Sacramento Kings Dancers Auditions, Here I Come!

Sacramento Kings Dancers Auditions, Here I Come!

If you watched my appearance on Good Day Sacramento in its entirety, you heard that I dropped a bit of new information while answering my final question: I plan to audition for the Sacramento Kings Dance Team next month! If you’ve only met me in […]

Behind the Scenes at Good Day Sacramento

Behind the Scenes at Good Day Sacramento

This morning I had the opportunity to appear on Good Day Sacramento during a live interview segment to talk about my Breast Cancer diagnosis, my recent pageant win, *this blog*, and how they are all related. It was the first time I’ve been to the […]


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