Velé Muse: Evelyn and Vanda
Evelyn and Vanda: Women of empowerment
Our core value is for women to feel worthy and wanted. We want to embrace and release our insecurities together as it is a struggle we all face. Recently, we've had the joy of getting to know these two bold souls, Evelyn & Vanda, as our Velé Muses. One thing that they share in common is a vision for others to learn to love and accept themselves. Thank you Evelyn and Vanda for being the light that this world needs today, and everyday.
A social media enthusiast with a confident spirit. Despite all the trials she has faced, she remains resilient. Evelyn is based in Los Angeles and works as a social media coordinator at Lescher Mokuau Group, a digital marketing agency.
A Canadian lifestyle blogger who focuses on minimal and mindful living. Vanda thrives on the simple joys in life. She loves to read, take her corgi, Bandit, for long walks and has a strange love for airports.
How Has a Friend encouraged you lately?
E: Recently my dad passed away, I have been deeply encouraged by all the people around me who have shown their love not only towards me, but towards my family as well.
V: One of my friends has recently reminded me to "stay light". In a world that is constantly pulling at our attention and consuming us in multiple ways, it's important to be positive, kind and always stay light.
What would you share with a friend who's struggling to know her self worth?
E: At times like these, I think it's always important to empathize and just encourage your friends. However, there is always a balance on how much to encourage because it can come off as shutting their struggles down at times.
V: I think all of us struggle with self worth in one way or another, and I think that's beautiful in its own way because we're all united in this struggle. I would bring over a bottle of wine and just hug them, because words sometimes don't suffice when we feel that way. Sometimes it's better to show someone that you're there, you're listening if they need to talk and that they have someone that thinks they're worthy, despite their struggle.
What does the message “you are worthy and wanted” mean to you?
E: In a time and age where everyone is pressured to look a certain way, I am encouraged by the message to be comfortable with who I am. This message means that no matter who you are, what background you come from, or how you look, you are accepted. Don't feel shameful because you're different because different does not mean bad.
V: It makes me feel like I'm loved, understood, included and listened to. It fills me emotionally, in the best way possible.
When do you Feel most empowered?
E: Personally, I feel the most empowered when I'm working. When people ask me questions about my knowledge on social media, I feel confident because someone trusts me enough to want my opinion.
V: It's simple; when I have the opportunity to help someone.
Any favorite quotes when you need a little boost?
E: "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." -Jeremiah 29:11
V: “For what it’s worth... it’s never too late, or in my case too early, to be whoever you want to be. There’s no time limit. Start whenever you want. You can change or stay the same. There are no rules to this thing. We can make the best or the worst of it. I hope you make the best of it. I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things you’ve never felt before. I hope you meet people who have a different point of view. I hope you live a life you’re proud of, and if you’re not, I hope you have the courage to start over again.” - F. Scott Fitzgerald, one of my favorite authors.
"Just get over your hill and see what you find there, with grace in your heart and flowers in your hair." - Mumford & Sons