WHAT’S MY NAME? HILLARY BROWN
FOUNDER OF THREADS + THINGS/WMN
My desire for creating Threads and WMN stems from being surrounded by such strong, driven women my whole life.
My mom had me when she was just 21. She was still learning about herself and what it meant to be an ‘adult.’ Her life was put on pause and she had to fast-forward everything, tune out all the bullshit and raise me. She worked multiple jobs and worked her ass off to be one of two providers for little ol’ me at the time. She was a HUSTLER; both my parents were. I didn’t quite give her the appreciation and respect she deserved back then, but I realize it now and damn.. It must have been a whirlwind for her, considering I’m 28 and still tryna figure shit out.
WHAT'S MY NAME? VIVIAN SOTO
Talking about my story openly is difficult. Not because I feel shame or embarrassment, simply because of reliving past trauma. Being a woman is hard enough but even harder with external pressure such as being a minority, the firstborn, and desiring success etc. Those pressures become challenges and obstacles as you get older. No one can prepare you for Life, I mean our parents try but they are barely keeping it together (something you realize as you get older). So, considering obstacles I have faced in my 26 years of life, I realize the journey is what matters. We always want to talk about triumphant moments because the culture we live in make it significant. We love to glorify beauty and perfection even though we are all human and know very well life is imperfect.
ANAVIC IBANEZ CANLAS
WHAT'S MY NAME? SARA TABAREZ
BROADCAST JOURNALISM & DOCUMENTARY
EDITH SAMANTHA RAMIREZ
Model / Yoga Teacher / Entrepreneur
DR. MARICELLE LICUANAN
WHAT’S MY NAME? I am Dr. Maricelle Licuanan (Doc Mace)
I am a veterinarian since 2002. I am a mother of 4 beautiful boys. I founded the Philippine Pet Birth Control Center Foundation. We aim to change the animal welfare situation in the Philippines and eradicate Rabies by umabely controllong dog and cat population thru spay/neuter. I have been an advocate of spay and neuter since 2006. We practice flank spay approach to in our ovariohysterectomy procedure, we believe it is the most efficient and safest way. I conduct trainings here and other countries as well.