LEAD BLOGGER + FOUNDER
Hey boss babe! Fashionably Frank has been the most important journey I’ve indulged in over the past 4 years + I’m so glad you decided to pop over here + 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 23 + a Gemini. I was adopted by two wonderful parents at six weeks old. I currently reside in Olympia, Washington with my boyfriend, Jared, close by my parents + our fuzzy, 9 year old black Labrador adoptee, Mocha.
Ever since I was five 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 + Sergei Grinkov, Olympic + World Russian champions. The tragic + iconic story of this duo opened my eyes + exposed me to a much brighter life than I was in, previously facing an unwelcoming school environment + 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 personally hold white-and-straight-passing privilege and strive to use my privilege to make a difference every single day.
I’m not picky about my taste in music. I adore Macklemore (you'll rarely catch me without my M&RL crewneck sweatshirt) + I idolize The Beatles + Michael Jackson. Adele, Jewel + Leona Lewis are a couple soft favorites. If someone were to ask me to name the song that best sums up myself, I would tell them it's Joni Mitchell's "Both Sides Now". Even though I was in school choir for years + am convinced I’m a great singer while in the car or the shower, I’m really not that stellar. Let me live in blissful ignorance!
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 + operate a digital marketing agency, Fashionably Frank Marketing by day + 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 + self-worth is my religion. I’ve found faith in God + believe that the situations throughout my life have been too coincidental for there not to be a higher power helping me along my path, however I acknowledge this as a personal belief + don’t intend to make FF readers feel uncomfortable on the topic.
I am ESFJ in the Jung-Myer Briggs personality test + 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 always interpret events exactly the way I do. Through my marketing business, I utilize my deep interest (and years of study) in social and positive psychology to positively affect the lives of others + 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 + have the mouth of FIVE sailors! In all my quirkiness, I’m incredibly sentimental, compassionate, funny (if I do say so myself) + 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 + should always be changing + evolving for the better.
Thank you for being here. I can’t wait to get to know you!
Please shoot me an email + tell me your story, along with what what brought you here today.