August 2022 Michelle

What is your most valued achievement?

I don't think I have a single most valued achievement, but at the present moment I've been on a journey of getting my mind and body to a healthier place. I'm really proud of the work I've put in and the rewards I get to see. Specifically, I'm proud of the confidence and peace I've been able to find within myself.

What is your favorite thing about being an It Girl?

I became an It Girl because I was looking for work, but the thing I didn't expect to find was a strong community. I'm grateful I've found a network of bold, driven women who like to live life on their own terms and call the shots. The money, freedom, flexibility, and costumes are all cute, but the community of inspiring women is what keeps me enjoying the journey.

How has It Girls helped you reach your goals?

Becoming an It Girl has given me the freedom to pursue my dream of being an artist. I've been a hobbyist painter for the last 10 years, but becoming an It Girl a year ago let me take this passion project to the next level. I've since had time and money to invest into building my business, taking classes, booking commissions and painting murals.

Advice for future It Girls

Listen more than you talk, seek out people who make you smile, have the courage to ask for more and above all, know your worth.