"Sometimes as women, we forget how bad ass we are when we're going through our day-to day. Ashstreena and her team gave me that confidence that I thought had vanished back. She brought ME back & I will be forever indebted to her for that."
"I've spent so much of my life giving. Whether it be as a mother, grandmother, wife, entrepreneur, sister daughter, friend. I needed to do something for ATTIYYA! No rhyme or reason. Just because I wanted to. This is to celebrating ME being able to "JUST BE" !
"As I continue to evolve, I realize that I tend to focus on the destination and not the journey of growth itself. This experience has inspired me to take an appreciated pause. To reflect on how far I've travelled to get to where I am and how much I can continue to grow. Every time I look at my portrait I want it to remind me to not only celebrate my milestones as they occurs, but to remember and embrace the journey of becoming me."
"For most of my life I celebrated others and ignored me. However, when the life I thought I wanted fell apart I was forced into new soil and I finally bloomed. I bloomed into a confident woman that recognizes the God within her and the Goddess that I am. I am a women who understands her gentleness isn't a weakness. She is full of magic and that her presence is a gift."
"For the past 11 years or so, my life has revolved around my daughter Maya with her dancing competitions and I kind of lost who I was.This project brought the attention to myself and it also took me out of my comfort zone. But hey, not too bad for someone turning 58."
"It was important to celebrate myself through this experience because I wanted to step out of my comfort zone and do something different. I tend to forget that it is okay to do something nice for yourself. I'm learning to take the time to appreciate and celebrate the moments of happiness and strength."
"Since the pandemic, I have been working nonstop at the hospital caring for others. I've forgotten it's equally important to take care of myself. I need to celebrate the woman that I am and the woman that I'm becoming. A kind, hardworking doctor, a soon to be wife and mother that can all let her hair down too."