So, I’m Suanne

So, I'm Suanne - it's real, empowering, advice from your gay momI have a history of caring a lot about things and people in my life, being invested, getting involved, and occasionally failing spectacularly. I’m no longer interested in playing by the rules of people who suck, and I’m determined to enjoy my life the way I want.

I didn’t just wake up one day and decide to create a business “empire”. I’ve been pushed, encouraged, cajoled and prodded by friends and family for years to share my insights via a blog or vlog or something. That’s what got me here. I’ve got a lot of “interesting” life experiences to share on my way towards empowering all the women.

pool in hawaii I’m just adding my voice to those of other amazing women business owners, activists, bloggers, and entrepreuners who are filling the interwebs with stories of hope, self-acceptance, and encouragement for women. I promise to put myself “out there” to encourage your own self-love and acceptance however I can, and hope that I inspire you to live your fullest life possible. I call it being #bravelybare.

Emma Peal - SoSuanneI was born on the island of Oahu – grew up in the SF Bay Area in a liberal and multi-cultural environment, in July of 2008 I moved cross-country to RVA – and December of 2016 marked the current great adventure, becoming a Houstonian in Texas. It feels like one of the best decisions I’ve ever made, I have been growing and learning hard and fast since we arrived and I cannot wait to relax into the life I’m creating here.

So far this year, I’ve judged a bathing beauty contest, went to my first opera, worked by the pool, made candied jalapeños, was on the cover of a magazine (and Melissa Etheridge was photographed holding a copy of that magazine), got a kitten, I decided to try freelancing, and to quit waiting for anything else to “be right”.

I have tattoos. I’m a out femme-lesbian, a feminist, INFJ, an HSP, with ADD, a passionate, fiery Sagittarius, who also struggles with anxiety and PTSD. I LOVE frozen desserts, pedicures, my dog Emma, my kitten Princess Bruce, bubble baths, and anything that comes home in a Sephora bag.

canal-walk-7-1-15I spent so many years waiting for my weight to be in a magical, and fictional, perfect place so that I would be “worthy”…Yeah, I know…this is me not waiting for things that aren’t real anymore.

I confess, I don’t know how I became an activist. I can tell you that while anticipating my 50th birthday, I found a new sense of self and self-confidence, and I realized that I’d finally found comfort in my own skin. Of course, I immediately wanted to bottle up this magic and share it with everyone because that’s part of who I am, when I finally have something wonderful I always want to share it with everyone else; Thanks for providing me the opportunity.

If you’re a Houston local

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