LEAD BLOGGER + FOUNDER
Hey boss babe! Fashionably Frank has been the most important journey I’ve indulged in over the past 5 years and I’m so glad you decided to pop over here and read about the gal behind it. If you haven't, you should also check out my co-writer Emma’s bio.
I was born in Fresno, California in May of 1994, which means I’m 24 and a Gemini. I was adopted by two wonderful parents at 6 weeks old. I currently reside in Olympia, Washington with my boyfriend, Jared, close by my parents and our fuzzy, 10 year old black Labrador adoptee, Mocha.
Ever since I was 5 years old, I’ve loved the sport of figure skating. The grace, the thrill, the artistic elements of sentimentality + emotion. In March of 2007, I discovered my idols Ekaterina Gordeeva and Sergei Grinkov, Olympic and World Russian champions. The tragic yet iconic story of this duo opened my eyes and exposed me to a much brighter life than I was in, previously facing an unwelcoming school environment and excessive bullying.
I am a minority. Not only am I a woman, but also Latina and LGBTQ. While some may not choose to call themselves "a minority" or consider this a deep part of who they are, I strongly pride myself on being a triple threat and hold tightly to my roots of resilience, while at the same time, I am very aware that I also hold white-and-straight-passing privilege and strive to use my privilege to make a difference every single day.
I opened my own business at the age of 21 and a local networking group of 100+ women entrepreneurs by age 22. If you knew me well, you'd know this was the furthest future my parents and friends could've expected for me as the old shy, lost child that couldn't leave the house thanks to a severe anxiety disorder. I own and operate a digital marketing agency, Fashionably Frank Marketing by day and co-lead the Oly Girlboss Collective by night.
I consider myself a super-liberal, spiritual person (almost to a fault) with the debating ‘tude of an aggressive right-winger. Meditation and self-worth is my religion. I’ve found God and believe that the situations throughout my life have been too coincidental for there not to be a higher power helping me along my path.
I am ESFJ in the Jung-Myer Briggs personality test and a CS thinker within the Gregorc thinking style delineator. In other words: I am an overly-organized, point-by-point thinker with a sentimental, soft side that is always there to care for the ones around me who may not interpret events exactly the way I do. Through my marketing biz, I utilize my deep interest (and years of study) in social and positive psychology to positively affect the lives of others and their do-good businesses.
I am learning how to say: “I was wrong,” more + more every day. I am quick with words, witty, an extremely fast thinker and have the mouth of five sailors! In all my quirkiness, I’m incredibly sentimental, compassionate, funny (if I do say so myself) and I pride myself on the fact that I'm often said to be “old-souled". I believe our multiple selves (it's a psychology thing!) are always imperfect and should always be changing and evolving for the better.
Thank you for being here. I can’t wait to get to know you! Please shoot me an email and tell me your story, along with what what brought you here today.