If you were to have told me, a makeup free woman who doesn't believe in the pressures of media and the beauty industry, that I would win the title of Mrs BC and Miss congeniality - I wouldn't have believed you. And to have won those titles with minimal makeup, no glitz and glam - I would have thought you were nuts.
With that said, this past year of my reign has been full of impact. Being able to push the causes I believe in, funding classrooms through the Free To Be Talks body positivity program, and have a platform for good has been a weight I'm so grateful to hold with these titles. The past year hasn't only been beneficial to my communities, but to me personally. The Miss BC family has welcomed my non-traditional approach with open arms. They've encouraged me to grow, challenged me, and supported each and every initiative.
This reign has been a precious part in my journey and I'm so thankful for every moment of it. I'm wishing all that and more for the next in line!