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Professionally speaking, I’m the owner of BraveGirl: Beauty & Cosmetics

as well as the Founder of The Brave Survivor Foundation.

I'm a Makeup & Special Effects Artist, a Skin Care Consultant, A MicroPigmentation Specialist and so much more.

 

Currently I reside in Calgary, Alberta with my 3 year old son, Luca.  

To be honest, I’m a hot mess of a mom.

I’m not perfect, but I try.  I'm real and I am honest.  

Taming toddlers ain’t easy, especially as a single mom. 

In 2018 I lost my fiancé, Joshua, to suicide.

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Joshua’s death changed me.

 

For months I couldn’t do anything but survive. 

Surviving isn’t living. 

 

I started writing to cope, I wrote letters to Joshua about all the things I could no longer tell him. I wrote about my loss, my grief and my love. I posted these letters to Facebook. 

 

It didn’t take long before people began to reach out. Some friends thanked me for shedding light on such a taboo subject and some scolded me, but even more individuals told me I gave them courage to speak out about their struggles. 

 

That was what I needed, it gave me some hope that maybe, I could use Josh’s death to help others.

In 2019, I start a blog with the intention to spread awareness for

Mental Illness & Suicide Prevention. 

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BraveGirl is, metaphorically,

build on the ashes of Joshua. 

After he died, I was told how strong I was.

 

I didn’t feel strong.

I felt fragile.

 

For any ‘normal’ person, we just call ‘living’,

but after a trauma like suicide, it becomes surviving.

 

Surviving didn’t make me strong; it made me brave.

It takes bravery to continue to live.

 It takes bravery to face your fears.

BraveGirl is my way of moving forward despite the chaos.

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From the name, to the colours of the logo;

every part of BraveGirl echos awareness. 

BraveGirl strives to become a voice and an advocate for Suicide Prevention through the use of the Beauty Industry with influence. 

BraveGirl is more than ‘just makeup’; it is finding light in seemingly dark situation.

 

BraveGirl's Ultimate Goal is to use makeup and beauty as a platform to advocate for the importance of:

Mental Health, to end the stigma around both Suicide and Mental Illness, to promote awareness to aid in the prevention of Suicide.

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This website ties Momma, Makeup and Mental Health together,

it is where life, love, passion and purpose have collided. 

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