Q:What inspired you to create She Arises?
R: I believe that each and every one of us is responsible in leaving our world better than how we came into it, however that may look like individually. We are the salt of the earth and the light of the world. We are all responsible to help and make a difference for our generation.
She Arises was born out of a passion to make positive waves in our community, and to offer a positive and inspiring brand that women can relate to, and be proud of wearing.
To give back.
M: I was drawn to Raquel’s cause because I could relate. We share a passion for speaking for those who can’t speak for themselves. We see value in every unique person and believe that there are many unsung heroes out there that deserve some recognition.
Q: What is your mission/goal?
R: She Arises was created because I had a desire to build a platform to shine light on women making waves in our communities. I want to offer an opportunity to purchase exclusively designed apparel that sparks conversations, inspires and celebrates women. To provide an opportunity to purchase with a cause with a portion of the proceeds going towards assisting people transitioning out of homelessness.
M: My goal is to sprinkle love into every blog I write, and to be a support system for all the people on the sidelines who want to speak up.
Q:How do you show yourself radical self-love?
R: This may sound very simple and not so glamorous at all… radical self-love is treating myself to long hours of continuous sleep, uninterrupted by alarms. Where I wake up and feel fresh, inspired and ready to take on the day. Facials, massages and pedicures don’t hurt either of course! ;)
M: I remind myself that my core and my uniqueness are what makes me beautiful.
Q: What is your favorite self-care regimen?
R: Can I use sleep again? Since my days are so long, and my nights are so short sleep is the number one way of showing myself self-care, followed by a hot bath, a warm cup of tea and a good book in a bed with fresh clean sheets. Just typing it makes my heart smile!
M: Trying to be better each day. Forgiving myself for my mistakes and looking forward with a positive attitude. I do love masks and exfoliating at the beach but haven't done it too much the past couple of years because of our contaminated beaches (sad face).
Q:When do you feel the most beautiful?
R: In the morning.
M: When I get all dressed up and ready. That includes something stylish, maybe some cute heels, make-up, and hair done.
Q: Do you have a spiritual practice? If so, describe it.
R: One word: Jesus.
M: Prayer, lot’s of meditation, self-analyzing, working through emotions through prayer and meditation.
Q:What does a Happy, Healthy Balance look like to you?
R: I believe that we need to be intentional about balancing our life. It’s so easy to get wrapped up in a cycle of work and productivity until we burn out (we live in a society where busyness is praised and admired).
To me a happy, healthy balance is a combination of physical rest, positive social connections with people who speak love into your life by uplifting and championing you on, and a spiritual relationship with Jesus.
Be intentional about your self-care & self-love, if you don’t do it no one else will do it for you!