Safe Sex Starts Long Before the Bedroom //

In a culture of #metoo and evolving dialogues about how men and women can co-exist in a safer and more productive manner, I have had countless conversations with my guy friends and male clients. It seems that there is a lot of fear, especially from my more sensitive male friends, about what it might look [...]

When you can’t “do it all” ALL the time // 

   Photo credit: my amazing friend, Chachie McDonald.  I have been learning that whenever we say yes to something, we are saying no to something else. Every single choice we make, consciously or not, is still engrained with intention. What a beautiful and chaotic season this has been for me. While some may claim that [...]

Sexpectations // Part One

   Sexpectations is my new photo series on the pressures, stereotypes, and expectations in our culture due to our gender, appearance, and lifestyles. All of the captions you will see throughout the series are comments or expectations that real people have sent in, as well as real stories from incredibly brave and vulnerable humans. Feel [...]

Megan Tibbits //

"I fell in love with her courage, her sincerity, and her flaming self respect. And it's these things I'd believe in, even if the whole world indulged in wild suspicions that she wasn't all she should be. I love her and it is the beginning of everything." -F. Scott Fitzgerald Having a creative friend like [...]

What kind of woman are you?

I was talking to a dear friend earlier on this International Women's Day about what kind of women we truly want to be. It has been an interesting season of life, and appearances/striving to be a perfectionist has always been important to me. That has slowly been fading, the facades being stripped away, so that [...]

War of the Women

Freedom & feminism...two "F" words that I feel need to be discussed today. As a young woman living in Hollywood in this generation, I have been tempted many times to allow myself to get sucked into the way the world tries to define us. I will not speak as to how men define women, because [...]

The Secret To Becoming Courageous

“Courage comes from a heart that is CONVINCED it is loved.” ― Beth Moore My husband and I are lovers of heroes. There is nothing more exciting than getting swept away in a beautiful story about someone who has the courage to conquer and overcome. These stories are inspiring, but we often believe them to [...]

Treasures {Loved.Valued.Purposed.}

If I could tell a young woman anything, it would be that she is treasured. She is worthy...valuable...and that no matter what she may think or go through, there is a reason she is here. Many young women move to Los Angeles with broken hearts and the desire to find the dream...that one thing that [...]

Valentine Tea Party! {22 year old ladies can do tea time right!}

"As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God's varied grace." -1 Peter 4:10 Ever since I was a little girl, I loved tea time. My beautiful baby dolls made of porcelain would sit with the best posture and the finest of manners for the imaginary tea [...]

The Perfection Problem {Model Behavior}

Once on a modeling job, I found myself in 5 inch shoes, a tight dress, and a heavy coat. The camera was flashing, and all I could hear was a woman saying: "Could you just stand straighter? It doesn't look like your body is straight." You see, I have always had scoliosis. Even when I [...]