Leading up to MRI 2020, I had numerous issues with my gown, this was the first time ever I had an Overlay style gown, the first time also with a very long train. With the gown being white, I was only practicing in it once every week, due to the fact that it easily picked up dirt and I did […]
You will never speak like everyone else! This is something that doctors, teachers and the public alike have told me and my parents for years. Speaking does not come easy to me because of my Apraxia of speech, a speech/communication disorder that only affects 1 in every 1000 children born. I did not make an age-appropriate understandable sentence until my […]
As you all know last year I represented Canada on the Miss Royalty International 2019. I was announced as the First Runner-up. and as the optional title of Miss International Volunteer 2019. Two days after 2019 crowning I messaged Cheryl and asked to return in hopes to win the crown. Starting in September I studied the current winner, the past […]
Over the past few months I have been making an Inspirational Queens Video, featuring 12 inspirational Pageant Queens and Ambassadors from around the globe. Along with the Video (which is featured below) I have created a Inspirational Queens Calendar, where each queen is featured for a month along side an inspirational quote. I am selling these calendars for $15.99+shipping, if […]
I had been given an amazing opportunity. As all of my followers know I have suffered from speech impediments and intense bullying in my lifetime. And this is why I compete in pageantry, to create awareness for such issues. So I had an amazing opportunity presented to me in September, to be a worldwide title holder with Live Out Loud […]
A huge thank you to Castanet for the beautiful article, I leave for Orlando tomorrow morning. Then let the pageant feed begin!! To read the Castanet article click here.
After being bullied for most of my life I decided to take a stand against it. I had begun to volunteer in the VSS Resource room and quickly realized that they were constantly being bullied. I began to stand up for the students in that class and while doing so I felt more inclined to stand up for myself as well. In my grade 11 year it was suggested to me that I would make a good candidate for pageantry. While looking into the requirements I was struck by the term “Platform” and what this meant. To me it has meant the ability to have an audience and therefore the potential to change lives. Immediately I knew that my platform would be anti bullying and inclusion for all, and so my pageant journey began. Fortunately I have had a wonderful opportunity for the past two years and have been able to share my story with thousands of people around the world via the internet and also through speaking engagements. It has been an incredible experience to be telling my story and become emotional while speaking and to look up and see that people in the audience have been so moved they are also in tears. I was not prepared for the overwhelming positive response I have gotten from sharing my story. I have had people write to me saying that my struggles have inspired them to go on, and that they now can see an end to their own pain. […]
I was born with a severe speech impediment; no one could understand what I was saying. My parents were told that I may never speak like everyone else, and may never be understood by most people. On my first day of school I was looked at oddly when I struggled to speak and be understood. I had to learn some […]