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#RealModel: Michelle Obama (@MichelleObama) ~ Although her husband was one of - if not the most powerful men on earth, Michelle Obama quickly advanced to the forefront as a great leader herself. Her involvement in youth-focused initiatives such as her Let’s Move! program and The School Lunch Association showed the world her motherly side as she promoted healthier food choices amongst families while simultaneously increasing the availability of these products, particularly to those from lower income homes. The former First Lady showed great passion in the empowerment and education of women around the world as well. As a mother myself and being involved in several local female initiatives and programs, she has been a great #RealModel to me over the last couple of years. Michelle’s genuine philanthropic nature, consistency, elegance, undeniable strength, and sass has made her one of the most well-rounded females of our time in my eyes. She is everything a woman should strive to be! Kelsey (@KillaXKels) ~ #InternationalWomxxnsMonth
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#RealModel: Vanassa Daranikone (@vandeezee) ~ If it wasn't for her support and unconditional love, I wouldn't be the woman I am today, without my big sis, Vanassa aka Bambo (lol). She is the smartest and funniest person I know and I can guarantee that she'll be there for me and my little sister no matter what. She has always encouraged us to march to the beat of our own drums and to not allow other's opinions dictate our lives. If she isn't testing marine organisms in the Pacific Ocean, she's either on the slopes in Whistler or lifting 3 times her weight at her Cross Fit gym. She can even rap any Biggie lyric on the spot aka my sister is bad ass. She continues to inspire and motivate me everyday and I am so blessed to have someone like her in my life. Sandra (@sandraxdee) ~ #InternationalWomxxnsMonth
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#RealModel: Viola Davis (@ViolaDavis) ~ Who would’ve thought, a woman that looks like me, someone who’s had worse struggles than me and is older than me; reached goals that she put her heart and soul into since she was just a little girl and has found her greatest success in the later years of her life. I’m in the uncomfortable part of growing up when your 20’s are slowly fading and success seems like a long shot. But Viola has shown me to keep pushing through the hard times. We all know it’s not easy, especially pursuing goals in the creative world AND as a Woman of Colour. She’s shown not only me but other WOC to stay strong never lose sight of the path God is taking you and to love you for who you are. Nathalia (@amillionminds) ~ #InternationalWomxxnsMonth
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#RealModel: Jenn Weatherhead (@jennweatherhead) ~ When Jenn isn't keeping me sane at work, listening to my rants about life or coming with me on hunts to find cookies, she is travelling the world. Jenn has been to 60 countries and counting. Plus I can't help but mention that she was a former beauty editor at Elle Canada and former Social Media Manager at Hello! (so you know I'm always bugging her for stories of celebrity encounters). Jenn is overall just a kind, cool person who has inspired me to travel more, pack less and sometimes even...dare I say...eat healthier? Make sure you check out her insta because it will seriously make you want to hop on a plane asap. Jessica (@jessicaorense) ~ #InternationalWomxxnsMonth
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#RealModel: Jelayna Da Silva (@jelayna.in.yoga) ~ Jelayna is a yoga instructor who made an instant impact on me during my first year of practice. Her peaceful voice, well balanced routines and sweet humour enhances each class to the perfect mind, body and soul experience. She pushes you to reach your full potential while guiding you when you need it the most along the way. Jelayna has inspired me to reach my yoga goals by being the epitome of a woman who is confident, powerful and centered. Find her at @yogatreestudios on Richmond and Spadina! P.s To any ladies experiencing anxiety and/or depression who are looking for ways to cope with or without the use of medication try adding yoga to your routine! Namaste my girl. 🙏🏽 Bianca (@biaxcarr) ~ #InternationalWomxxnsMonth
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#RealModel: Chrissy Teigen (@ChrissyTeigen) ~ There's a million different reasons to why I love her, but mainly because she's so damn real. She isn't afraid to show her (still perfect) imperfections to show women that models and celebrities are more like us than we think. She isn't afraid to laugh at herself. She isn't afraid to voice concerns and has stood up to countless bullies (not just trolls, she's even called out the current POTUS on his bullsh*t). She's hilarious, stunning, down-to-earth, and she's just as obsessed with dogs and food as I am. If you're not following her on every social media platform yet, you are missing out! This woman is a-maz-ing. Karla (@karlaazelaya) ~ #InternationalWomxxnsMonth
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#RealModel: Bianca Harris (@iambiancaharris) ~ Someone who has really inspired me lately is my friend Bianca Harris. This girl is NUTS in the best possible way. She works incredibly hard and does so much - both in front of and behind the camera - and still manages to look like a stunning angel every god damn day. She supports me in more ways than one and is someone I look up to. Honestly, it's never a dull moment with this woman and I cannot wait to see what the future holds for her #blesssssss! Yazmin (@ymonett) ~ #InternationalWomxxnsMonth
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#AllAreWelcome ~ "As a first generation Canadian, I am thankful that my parents, who immigrated from Laos, were given the opportunity to build their lives and raise their children in this beautiful and diverse country. Although their journey wasn't easy, I will always be inspired by their courage and I am grateful for the sacrifices that they've made over the years in order to provide for me and my sisters." @SandraXDee ps. Look at how fly my parents and @vandeezee looked! ~ Shout out to @ByJanuys for asking us to be involved in this campaign with @LushCosmetics.
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#AllAreWelcome ~ "Immigration is an essential part of the world's progression. To stop such a beneficial movement in terms of race and/or religion would only rob the world of opportunities, knowledge, and cultural diversity - to name a few. I just can't wrap my mind around the conscious choice to regress." @KillaXKels ~ Shout out to @ByJanuys for asking us to be involved in this campaign with @lushcosmetics
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#AllAreWelcome ~ "As a Latina living in Canada, the recent issues regarding immigration really hit home for me. Immigration is everything. It saves lives, provides new opportunities, gives hope, and betters the economy of the receiving country. My family and I ran from war, abuse and were given a chance at a better life. I would not be who I am or have the opportunities that I have if my family had been denied entry. This country would also not be the great country that it is without all of its immigrants." @KarlaaZelaya ~ Shout out to @ByJanuys for asking us to be involved in this campaign with @LushCosmetics.
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#AllAreWelcome ~ "We live in a culturally diverse country and we owe so much of who we are to the integration of cultures. As we welcome new comers, we become more aware of how others around the world live. By learning from other cultures and religions we eliminate fear with knowledge, making us a more open minded and accepting society. Welcoming immigrants is welcoming new ideas, opportunities and growth. Why would you ever say no to that?” @BiaxCarr ~ Shout out to @ByJanuys for asking us to be involved in this campaign with @lushcosmetics.
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each and everyday, we stand together. #internationalwomensday
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#nofilterbyzeyon ~ drop it low. ~ #gxxrlpowered
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