One Day at a Time's Isabella Gomez Shares Her Top Tools

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Isabella Gomez is this week’s curator! Her advice for the Womaze community: Take it “One Day at a Time.” Both a powerful affirmation and the name of the mega-popular Netflix show that Isabella stars in, One Day at a Time has revolutionized representation for Latinx and LGBTQ+ communities. 

The show follows three generations of a Cuban-American family living in the same house. Isabella plays Elena Alvarez, the activist and feminist teenage daughter of Penelope, a newly divorced former military mother. Rita Moreno plays Elena’s very traditional Cuban grandmother, whose opinions often clash with her granddaughter’s. 

In addition to being incredibly relatable and entertaining, the show is deeply meaningful. Each episode surrounds important topics such as mental health (veterans’ struggles with PTSD, depression, anxiety) sexuality (in the first season, Isabella’s character Elena comes out as gay), gender identity, sexism, and more.

At just 20-years-old, Isabella is wise beyond her years, and she’s sharing her top tools with us this week. Some of the gems you can find in her channel include a video on self-love, inspiring quotes, Jameela Jamil’s important message on body image, tools for self-care, and Isabella’s own words of wisdom.

We hope you love Isabella’s channel, and watch Season 3 of One Day at A Time on Netflix (available on February 8)!

Kristen Walker's Top Tools for Self-Care

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Kristen Walker is a teacher, a mother, and an incredible inspiration. This week, Kristen is sharing her top tools for self-care with the Womaze community. Kristen is a huge advocate for self-care and creating balance in our lives (and as a mom to a 10-week-old, Kristen knows how essential self-care is).

For the last 13 years, Kristen was a full-time primary teacher. She’s now taking this year off to raise her newborn and run her business, Easy Teaching Tools, which provides teachers with classroom hacks and organization ideas to save them time. 

We hope Kristen’s tools inspire you to prioritize taking care of yourself — you truly deserve it! At the end of the day, you can only care for others if you’ve taken care of your own mental, emotional, and physical wellbeing.

Meet Fran Hauser, This Week’s Guest Curator!

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This week’s guest curator is . . . Fran Hauser! Fran is a long-time media executive, startup investor, and best-selling author of The Myth of the Nice Girl. 

When we first learned about Fran and her work, we felt a deep inner knowing that she would be a part of Womaze. We were so taken by how she’s a total badass in business, while being incredibly kind, compassionate, and empathetic. We couldn’t be more honored to have her as a part of our Womaze Advisory Board.

Not only are we inspired by her professional accomplishments (Fran helped build PEOPLE.com and has funded and advised companies such as The Wing, HelloGiggles, and Mogul), we’re even more moved by the fact that she’s achieved all of this while staying true to herself.

Fran is a fierce supporter of women (18 of the 20 companies in her portfolio are founded by women) and she’s committed to increasing the representation of female founders. 

Her best-selling book The Myth of the Nice Girl is a MUST read if you want tools for creating a “career you love without becoming a person you hate.” It deconstructs the negative perception of "niceness" that many women struggle with in the business world, and helps women take their careers to the next level. (You can order the book here!). 

We’re so excited to have Fran guest curate this week, and hope you feel just as inspired as we do! 

Meet Artist Jyotirmayee Patra!

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Meet Meet Artist Jyotirmayee Patra, the artist behind these beautiful pieces!

Who is a woman who Womazes you? 

My list of inspirational women is just endless. It feels so empowering to see women nailing it in all aspects of life. To name one, Gemma O’ Brien is my superwoman whose work inspired me to pursue art full time.

What is the inspiration behind the piece of art you’ve submitted? 

The ’Self Love’ & ‘Flourish’ artworks are inspired by my personal journey & how I learned to appreciate life in it’s full glory. Finding love, assurance & acceptance from within instead of seeking it from outside is a life lesson that I’m going to cherish forever.

What are you passionate about?

I’m passionate about life & wellness. I believe in practicing & promoting a healthy mental diet. Just like our physical diets, It’s so important to feed our minds with happy positive thoughts. Easier said than done, as unfortunately most of us are so well trained since childhood in engaging ourselves in negative self talk especially self criticism throughout the day. So much so that it feels foreign to even hear that we are good enough. Therefore, learning to direct our inner conversations to something good is a powerful skill to acquire & attract positive things/experiences into our lives.

What’s one message you think the world needs to hear right now?

Be kind to your mind.

Stay in touch with Jyotirmayee on Instagram (@ jyotirmayeepatra)!

Jenna Copper (@doccopteaching) is this week's curator!

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We have so much to learn from our guest curator this week, Jenna Copper. Jenna is a full-time high school English teacher, part-time college professor, and a mom of two little girls. Her teaching extends far beyond the classroom — Jenna shares her resources and research on her blog, Doc Cop Teaching, and has created a powerful and supportive community through her social media. 

This week, Jenna is teaching us some of her top tools for life by sharing the videos, articles, and quotes that inspire and move her. 

Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll find in her channel:

  • A calming mindfulness meditation 

  • Some tips for making better life decisions

  • A TED Talk that may change your perspective on stress 

  • A powerful article on body image 

  • A few of Jenna’s favorite quotes

We hope you learn a lot from Jenna’s channel, and we wish you all a 2019 filled with peace! 

Mally Roncal's Top Tools

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Mally Roncal is a world-renowned makeup artist and the founder of Mally Beauty — and this week, she’s our guest curator! Mally is a walking ray of sunshine who spreads love and positivity wherever she goes. She created her collection with the philosophy that the things that make you different are the things that make you beautiful, and she’s dedicated to helping women celebrate their unique beauty. 

Mally’s story is incredibly inspiring, and proves that you should always pursue what lights you up. Before she began her career in makeup — which is her true passion — she followed in her parents’ footsteps and pursued a pre-med education. She ultimately decided to follow her dreams, and her leap of faith paid off! Mally has traveled the globe doing makeup for some truly remarkable women, including Beyoncé Knowles, Jennifer Lopez, Mary J. Blige, Celine Dion, Angelina Jolie, and Rihanna. 

In her channel, Mally shares the tools that inspire her  — we hope you love her selections as much as we do! 

We also wanted to wish you all the happiest of holidays and a beautiful new year filled with joy, clarity, love of self, connection, and inner peace. We’re grateful for you each and every day! Xo, The Wiser Women

Aunt Flow Founder on Self-Care & Creating Change

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Claire Coder is on a mission to make sure that everyone has access to quality menstrual products. In 2016, Claire founded Aunt Flow, a company that allows schools, businesses, gyms, coffee shops, and more to stock 100% organic cotton tampons for people to access freely. We spoke with Claire about the inspiration behind Aunt Flow, her top tools for self-care, and the powerful vision for what she’s creating.

What was the inspiration behind Aunt Flow?

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After getting my period at an event without the supplies I needed, I thought to myself, “toilet paper is offered for free, why aren’t tampons and pads?” At that moment, bloody underwear and all, I knew that I wanted to dedicate my life to ensuring everyone has access to menstrual products.

What advice do you have for fellow change-makers (or people seeking to be change-makers)?

It is all about execution. I often hear people talking about how they “want to do something.” Just do it already!

What are your favorite self-care practices?

A long run, listening to an episode of This American Life, baking some goodies from CocoMama, and some good masturbation.

What is your ultimate goal for Aunt Flow?

I want to walk into any bathroom and never need to worry if I started my period, because Aunt Flow menstrual products will be freely available.

What is one piece of advice you wish you would have known before starting Aunt Flow?

How do I pare this down to just one? Here is a LinkedIn post I did on startup hacks that I had to learn on my own, but I wish I would have known them earlier.

If you could tell every woman out there one thing, what would it be?

Be risky.

How can the Womaze community help support Aunt Flow?

Talk to your employer (or local gym) about stocking Aunt Flow’s 100% organic cotton tampons and pads in their bathrooms. Let’s change this world, one cycle at a time.®

To learn more about Aunt Flow, visit www.goauntflow.com and follow @goauntflow on Instagram.

Riverdale star Marisol Nichols is this week’s guest curator!

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We’re so thrilled that Marisol Nichols is this week’s guest curator!

Marisol plays Hermione Lodge on the hit show Riverdale, a sensational series on The CW based on the characters of Archie Comics. Hermione is the formidable Mayor of Riverdale and Veronica’s mom.

Marisol is a powerhouse both on screen and off. Marisol fights for the rights of young girls and women through her non-profit organization Foundation for a Slavery Free World, which brings awareness to the horrors of modern day slavery and the commercial sexual exploitation of children on a global level, as well as here in the United States. Marisol also produces the annual Human Rights Hero Awards, where she awards other organizations and individuals that are doing heroic work in this field.

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In May of 2017, Marisol was recognized with the President's Distinguished Volunteer Service Award under President Obama for her work in human rights.

We’re so grateful that Marisol shared her top tools with our community, giving our Womazing women a glimpse of her favorite inspiring videos, articles, and quotes.

Enjoy Marisol’s channel, and watch her on Riverdale Wednesday nights at 8/7c on The CW!

Embracing all your many layers with GG Renee Hill

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As soon as we came across All the Many Layers, we knew we had to connect with the beautiful writer behind it. GG Renee Hill is an author, speaker, and advocate for self-discovery through writing. 

In 2013, GG left her cooperate finance job to purse writing full-time. Today, GG is a candid voice for mental health and self-care, and has used her writing as a vehicle to inspire women to embrace all of their layers — because these layers make up important parts of who we are. 

GG’s writing has been featured in The Huffington Post, Shondaland, Black Enterprise, Carol's Daughter, COCOTIQUE, xoJane, and Permission to Write.

GG believes that storytelling heals, and we couldn’t agree more. We’re thrilled that she is giving our Womaze community an inside look at the quotes, videos, and articles that have impacted her life. We’ve also included a few of our favorite blogposts from All the Many Layers so you can see why we love GG and her writing so much! 

We hope you all enjoy GG’s channel and find meaning in all of her top tools! 

Love, 

The Wiser Women 

Live life by design (not by default): Darrah Brustein's Top Tools

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This week’s curator wants to help you live life by design, not by default. Every so often, we find ourselves living on autopilot, not taking into account what we truly want for our lives. Darrah Brustein’s mission is to change that. As a 3x founder, Darrah has learned a whole lot about creating a meaningful and fulfilling life and career. That’s why we’re so thrilled that Darrah shared the tools that have impacted her life with our community.

In addition to founding and growing an electronic payments company into 38 states and launching a networking events company, Darrah is also a Forbes writer and the author of Finance Whiz Kids.

Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll find in Darrah’s channel:

  • Learn about what makes a good life

  • A super relaxing meditation by Oprah & Deepak Chopra

  • Why you should pursue meaning instead of happiness

  • Find out if you’re a giver or taker by watching phycologist Adam Grant’s TED Talk

  • A message on why time management is ruining our lives

  • Oprah’s inspiring commencement speech

  • Why networking overrated

  • A few of Darrah’s favorite quotes

Enjoy Darrah’s Top Tools, and have a happy Thanksgiving week! We’re incredibly grateful to each and every one of our Womazing community members. Sending you all love, peace, and gratitude!

AJ Michalka's Top Tools

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Within five minutes of meeting AJ Michalka, I knew that she was truly one of a kind. She radiates kindness, strength, and light from miles away. 

You may know her from the band, Aly and AJ, the awesome sister duo responsible for songs that include “Potential Breakup Song” and “Like Woah” (both of which were always blasted in the Wiser household). Aly and AJ recently released amazing new music, which you can listen to here!

AJ currently plays Lainey Lewis on ABC’s The Goldbergs. She's dynamic and hilarious, and she’s getting a spin-off! Look out for Schooled, premiering on ABC in 2019. 

AJ practices what she preaches. When I told her about Womaze and our mission, she immediately wanted to be involved. And that leads us to this week: We’re so honored to have AJ guest curating and sharing her top tools for life. 

Thank you for being such a powerful advocate for women and for being a part of Womaze. We love you, AJ!

Love,

Hannah & the Wiser Women

We’re also sending our love to everyone in California and all those that have been affected by the wildfires and the horrific shooting in Thousand Oaks. We're holding you close in our hearts…

If you’d like to donate, here are some resources:

  1. The California Community Foundation

  2. Baby2Baby

  3. Everytown

  4. Ventura County Community Foundation

  5. CNN's Impact Your World 

  6. The Haven Humane Society

  7. Borderline Shooting Victims Fund

Our Vote Matters: Powerful Art by Annick Martin

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Annick Martin is an award-winning art director and graphic designer with over 7 years of experience. She’s a recent New York City transplant hailing from Los Angeles and born in Bogota, Colombia.

Annick currently serves as the Creative Director at Awesomeness, where she leads a team of incredible designers with the goal of creating high quality projects for the company at large.

To learn more about Annick, visit her website or follow her on Instagram (@annick.martin)!

Self-Care and Activism: Shaniqua McClendon Shares Her Top Tools

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Finding the balance between taking care of yourself while taking action can be a challenge, which is why we’re so grateful to this week’s guest curator for sharing her top tools with us.

Shaniqua McClendon is the Political Director for Crooked Media, home to the popular podcast, Pod Save America. Shaniqua is Womazing: she created and implemented Crooked Media’s voter engagement program, Vote Save America, which has engaged voters around the country in electoral politics. Shaniqua, who is a Harvard Kennedy School of Government grad, has also worked at Facebook as a part of their Politics and Government Outreach Team.

Through her passion and dedication of using policy to create economic parity and eliminate disparities for disadvantaged communities, Shaniqua has made an extraordinary impact. In addition to being focused on advancing political and civic engagement, Shaniqua also spends a great deal of time working with women interested in developing careers in policy and politics (#WomenSupportingWomen).

When your life’s work is making sure that our outer world is taken care of, it’s so important to prioritize taking care of your internal world. In her channel, Shaniqua shares her top tools for self-care as an activist.

Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll find:

  1. Life-changing advice from Oprah Winfrey

  2. How to trust your struggle

  3. Shaniqua’s powerful personal story on being raised by a single mother

  4. How to take care of yourself during tough times

  5. Change-makers on how they deal with activism fatigue

  6. Mel Robbin’s advice on how to not screw yourself over (a Womaze favorite!)

  7. J.K. Rowling’s inspiring take on failure

Enjoy Shaniqua’s channel, and GO VOTE on November 6!

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Hayley Orrantia is this week's curator!

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Announcing this week’s guest curator * drum roll please * . . . Hayley Orrantia! 

Hayley stars as Erica Goldberg on the ABC hit comedy, The Goldbergs (a Wiser Women favorite!). Hayley is also an incredible singer and songwriter and we included some of her music below!

In her personal video to the Womaze community, Hayley describes how we’re all growing and changing and she does her best to focus on the positive things while browsing the web. She says she hopes her collection of videos, articles, and quotes helps move you and remind you that you are stronger than you think. 

Here’s a glimpse of what else you’ll find in Hayley’s channel: 

1. How to love yourself more (with one of our favorites, Lisa Nichols!)

2. How to identify “fake friendships”

3. Advice for resilience following a tragedy 

4. Men talking about gender equality and how to treat women with more respect 

5. Why what we tell ourselves matters

6. A bunch of Hayley’s favorite quotes and her personal video to the Womaze community 

We’re so grateful to Hayley for sharing her top tools for life with the Womaze community. Enjoy Hayley’s channel!

To see Hayley’s top tools, download Womaze for free on the App Store and Google Play.

You can watch Hayley on The Goldbergs Wednesday nights at 8pm EST on ABC!

You can watch Hayley on The Goldbergs Wednesday nights at 8pm EST on ABC!

This week's curator: Cat Lantigua

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Our guest curator this week is a goddess! Founder of Goddess Council, a New York based soulful community for women, Cat Lantigua is committed to facilitating soulful interpersonal connections. Cat is a Dominican-American journalist who empowers women, celebrates Afro-latinidad, and inspires millennial greatness. 

She also hosts the Chats with Cat podcast where she shares “an honest peek into her journey of manifesting a fulfilling and purposeful life in hopes of inspiring her fellow millennials to embark on their own course of self-exploration.” The podcasts explores topics surrounding culture, relationships, self-improvement, and more. 

Cat is a force of light, wisdom, and inspiration and it is such an honor to have her guest curate this week. We love everything that Cat embodies and can’t wait for our Womaze community to see all of Cat’s top tools for life.

Here’s a sneak peak of what you’ll find in Cat’s channel: 

  • Why believing you’re not enough is “the biggest disease affecting humanity” 

  • Why being uncomfortable is actually really important 

  • Why we need vulnerability to truly live to the fullest 

  • The secret to a long-term relationship 

  • A commencement speech that will change how you think about life 

You can find Cat on Twitter (@catlantigua) and Instagram (@cat.lantigua) and listen to her podcast Chats with Cat on iTunes! 

Kelly U is this week's curator!

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We can hardly contain our excitement to announce this week's guest curator! Kelly Uchima is a body positivity and mental health advocate who shares the message self-love with hundreds of thousands of people. 

Known as @_kellyu, Kelly created the phrase "self-lovespo" as an empowering substitute for her past "fitspo" account. Kelly created a “My Recovery Diary” series on YouTube to document her eating disorder recovery and authentically shares the “good, bad, and the ugly.” She is incredibly passionate about encouraging people to dig deeper into their feelings when it comes to food and their bodies.

In 2017, Kelly launched her self-love jewelry collection, The Warrior Collective, which features empowering necklaces and bracelets with phrases like “Warrior," “Beautifully Me,” and "Wonderful & Worthy" (and they’re both gorgeous and meaningful). 

Kelly is a warrior herself: she’s survived depression, anxiety and long history of eating disorders. She says that sharing her story and inspiring others to do the same has been a dream come true.

Kelly inspires us every day and we know she’ll inspire you too. We’re so grateful that Kelly is sharing her top tools for life with our community this week.

Here are just a few of the things you’ll find in Kelly’s channel: 

  • The power of vulnerability and why listening to shame is so important 

  • How to heal your relationship with food

  • How to stop caring so much about what other people think of you

  • 20 ways to love your body 

We hope that Kelly’s top tools help you develop a closer relationship with your body, feel more confident in your skin, and live the truest expression of your life. 

We love you all,

The Wiser Women

Meet Lauren Lumsden - our guest curator of the week!

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We’re thrilled to welcome Lauren Lumsden as this week’s guest curator! 

Lauren is the executive producer of all digital videos produced for Condé Nast's beauty collection, which includes Allure, Glamour, and Brides (which means that she produced many of the videos in her channel!). She’s also the head of content and creative for Iris, a video and social-led brand for socially-conscious women. 

Lauren is behind some incredibly meaningful and inspirational content that have personally impacted our lives, and we’re so excited to share them with you this week. Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll find in her channel:

  • Lauren introducing herself to the Womaze community and sharing some of her top tools for life 

  • Girls of all ages talking about what beauty means to them

  • Women reacting to being called beautiful

  • Your period in 2 minutes 

  • Dads and Daughters reading powerful affirmations

  • A photographer who wants all brides to love their bodies

  • And more feel-good, inspiring videos that we know you’ll love

We hope you enjoy Lauren’s channel!

Maria Quezada is this week's curator!

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This week’s curator is 17-year-old actor Maria Quezada! Maria is best known for her role as Talia in Talia in the Kitchen, and she’s also an incredible writer and storyteller. .

Maria has been writing short stories and creating characters since she was five years old, and she now tells stories through her acting. In her channel, Maria shared all of her favorite tools that help her feel empowered. She included tools for self-love and self-reflection, some songs that she loves, and a few of her favorite quotes.

A bit more about Maria:

  • She knows American Sign Language (ASL).

  • She has 2 dogs: Max and Lolita.

  • She listens to every genre of music and is amazed by the message music conveys. It has played a large part in her upbringing.

  • She started writing stories as soon as she learned how to make sentences. Once she starts she can't stop.

  • Maria's Mantra is "If you want it, fight for it.”

Enjoy Maria’s Top Tools!

Jazz Jennings on Self-Love, Spirituality, and Her Top Tools for Life

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We’ve envisioned Jazz Jennings being a part of Womaze since the very beginning, so having her guest curate this week is a dream turned into a reality! 

Jazz, who describes herself as a “17-year-old transgender girl just looking to create acceptance and equality in this world,” is also a profoundly wise old soul, a change-making warrior, and a gem of a human being. 

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As soon as we met Jazz and her extraordinary mom, Jeanette, we knew that we were in the presence of very special people. Jazz and her family have powerfully used their platform through their TLC reality show, I Am Jazz, to create change, open eyes, and inspire millions. Additionally, Jazz is the honorary co-founder of the TransKids Purple Rainbow Foundation, which she and her parents founded in 2007 to assist transgender youth. She’s also the author of Being Jazz: My Life as a (Transgender) Teen and co-wrote a children's book, I Am Jazz.  

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We’re in awe of Jazz’s wisdom and feel so honored to share this meaningful interview with our Womaze community. We spoke about self-acceptance, mental health, spirituality, Jazz’s top tools for life, and so much more. 

Bringing important conversations like these — ones that help you feel inspired, understood, and supported — is exactly why we created Womaze.

After watching Jazz’s interview, check out her top tools for life on her channel! Here are just a few of the things you’ll see: 

  • Videos and articles about spirituality and manifestation 

  • Jazz’s favorite quotes

  • Inspiring songs that Jazz loves

Thank you so much for sharing your heart with us, Jazz! You are a force of light and hope in this world, and it’s a true honor to have you as a part of the Womaze movement.  

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