Today I will close the bank account of the first business I ever created.    A business that brought me joy, freedom from corporate life, and filled our bank account for over a decade.  I called a dear friend earlier this morning to talk me off of the ledge as I didn’t sleep a wink. […]

January 11, 2022

Goodbye, dear girl.

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(Tap. tap. tap: Yep-I’m still here.)   Have you been able to hear me though I’ve been quiet?    Truth be told, I have been feeling less than “fearless” or any example of “living loud” –so I have mostly remained quiet.   After a year (and some change) of lessons for the record books. -A year of being tested on every level, […]

April 5, 2021

Clarity and Quiet: A Letter from Cass

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Dear Nicole, How are you? Really? Lizzo shared an Instagram post on April 20 that said, “Self-hatred was starting to creep up on me, but I gotta remember I’m 110% that bitch.” I knew if Lizzo was struggling to love herself during this pandemic, then I better check on you. It makes sense that you’re […]

May 14, 2020

A Love Note from My Body During the Covid-19 Pandemic: A Guest Blog Post from Nicole Ayers


If you are here this peaked your interest…but you kept wondering “Is this for me?” Wonder no more! Who is this for?   Any Mother with a Daughter.   What does that mean?   A mother and her daughter A  mother with multiple daughters 3 generations of mothers and daughters Families with two moms Adoptive Moms and […]

May 6, 2020

Preparing for your Mother Daughter Legacy Session


We see you momma. Personifying the importance of being both soft and strong. We see you teaching kindness, patience, and love for them and others. Now let us help show you the amazing job you are doing while celebrating the unique connection a mama has with her daughter.  “I am the one they look up […]

April 28, 2020

Introducing: Mother Daughter Legacy Sessions

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“Hannah Kay has always been focused on making an impact, the question is really how big her impact will be.” -Mandy (Hannah Kay’s friend of 22 years)

September 11, 2019

Share Your Fearless Grant recipient: Meet Hannah Kay Herdlinger (Domestic Violence Survivor. Thriver.)

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They call her the “velvet hammer”: delivering needed advisement and assisting women in ‘architecting the lives of their dreams’

Badass, unapologetic, conqueror.

…but these titles did not always come so easily.

August 20, 2019

Fearless Found- Meet Hilary Porta (Charlotte Empowered Portraits-Branding)

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You’re a strong, fire-starting woman. We all are.

….with a story.

BlueSky Photo Artists/ Find My Fearless are seeking 100 powerful stories of women ready to unapologetically seen.

May 29, 2019

ISO: Women with a story they are ready to share. (The Wild Embers Photo Project)

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“Finding Your Fearless” is about encouraging women to take center stage in their own lives. Being unapologetically seen. Women come to us to to celebrate many aspects of their lives and businesses. …And we ALL have a story to tell.

February 27, 2019

YOU are a story worth celebrating.

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Poised, educated, well-spoken, and can she command a room.   A vibrantly-wide smile that is as contagious as it is warm.  (With a boisterous laugh that spills out in waterfalls …when she lets it.) A not-so-quiet confidence.   All of this can make it a little challenging  to imagine that just over a year ago Margo […]

February 3, 2019

‘Share your Fearless’: Selected Nominee/ Meet Margo (The Empowered Portrait Experience)

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