After becoming vegetarian at age 15, and later vegan at 20, Evanice got creative with her family’s traditional Cuban cooking recipes so that she could continue to enjoy the typically meat-heavy dishes. She began “veganizing” her father's and grandmother's recipes, which grew into her very own vegan pop-up and full-time catering business, based in LA, called Señoreata.
Mattie Larson was a consistent star in the world of gymnastics over the course of her athletic career, qualifying and competing for the most prestigious teams around the world at the highest levels. In 2018, along with 156 other women, Mattie courageously testified against Larry Nassar, her former US National Team Gymnastics doctor and serial sexual assaulter. As a result of this trial, which was one of the largest sexual assault investigations in US history, Nassar was sent to prison on account of hundreds of sex crimes. After the trial, Mattie went on to pass and amend bills with the US Congress in Washington, DC, to increase the protections of children from sexual assault. Testifying face-to-face with her abuser in court was one of the most difficult things Mattie has had to face, however, speaking her truth re-instilled her sense of self-worth and confidence that had been lacking for so long.
Katey first began acting and modeling as a kid to help her come out of her shell, which ended up becoming something she really loved to do. Now, with a leading role on the ABC show General Hospital, she get's to call her favorite hobby her career. Goals!
Over the course of switching career path four times, what always remained constant for Bahar was her yoga practice. Under her nose all the while, Bahar courageously made a commitment to pursue a career in yoga and wellness full-time. Launching Vikasa Wellness this year, Bahar is on her way to building a wellness brand to give back to the world the inner alignment that it gave her.
Bianca Greene is a mixed-media artist from LA who's journey of self-discovery informs her work. She creates beautiful wooden boards inlaid with sacred crystals for your home.
"Surround yourself with it. Be it. Put yourself there, before you’re even there, manifest.” Elise Mesner proves that when you make that unabashed choice to pursue your passions, life falls right into place. Based in Silver Lake, CA, Elise wears many creative hats as a Mixed-Media Artist, Film Director and Creative Director.