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#12 Part 2 Empowerment, Poetry, and fashion with Lisa Harris//Powerful Questions w/Jenner

Welcome to the second part of a two-part interview with Lisa Harris, author of Unveiled Beauty: Handwritten Stories from a Poetic Heart. She is also the director of Fashion Meets Poetry   

In this episode, we talk about her women’s empowerment series, Cultivating You! This empowerment series concludes Thursday, June 29th in Minneapolis at the Cambria Gallery. 

This episode picks up with our discussion of Lisa’s experience growing up multi-racial in a small, rural, mid-western town.  Here Lisa learned the importance of exposure, stating that “people don’t know until they know.” 

She has taken this tolerant view into her work as a poet and community builder and applied it to her mission of empowering women.  More than anything Lisa wants women to know that they are not alone no matter where they are on their journeys.  Even at our lowest point, she says that there is still a power and beauty within us that needs to be acknowledged and let out.

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For this reason, one of Lisa’s current favorite words is “brave.”  She wants women to realize feel great being brave and to realize that bravery is often the little moments strung together—rather than big epic occurrences.   

Stringing together these moments of bravery can make such an impact on our circle of friends and our larger communities.  (Brave is also one of my current favorite words.  Lisa and I took a moment to bond over our mutual love of the song, Brave by Sara Bareilles.   You can check out the lyrics here). 

Lisa’s passion for empowerment and bravery has led her to create an event—Fashion Meets Poetry presents Unveiled Beauty: Cultivating You!  The inspiration for this event came from Lisa noticing that women too often tend to compartmentalize what they’ve learned at a seminar or from self-care activities.  Specifically, we tend to separate the times we spend on our external goals and our internal development.  As women we are multi-layered, and this five-event series is the start of creating a space where women can work on both in a holistic manner.

Specifically, we tend to separate the times we spend on our external goals and our internal development.  As women we are multi-layered, and this five-event series is the start of creating a space where women can work on both in a holistic manner.

Free Clarity Session

Cultivating You! has a strong focus on storytelling, and has asked her speakers to share their personal journeys.  One thing she has noticed is that this is very natural for those speakers working on internal beauty, but that’s not often the case for speakers who are there to address external beauty, such as makeup.  Originally, Lisa had no intention to speak at her own empowerment series.  However, due to some cancellations, she found herself speaking at the final event on June 29th.  She shares a moving story about the struggles she has had putting herself out there when she has created this empowering platform for others.   This is an event you will not want to miss.

Originally, Lisa had no intention to speak at her own empowerment series.  However, due to some cancellations, she found herself speaking at the final event on June 29th.  

She shares a moving story about the struggles she has had putting herself out there when she has created this empowering platform for others.   This is an event you will not want to miss.

 

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Now, go get BIG!

 

LINKS MENTIONED IN THE SHOW

Unveiled Beauty: Handwritten Stories from a Poetic Heart

Lisa’s website Fashion Meets Poetry

Get tickets to her event Fashion Meets Poetry presents Unveiled Beauty: Cultivating You! 

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