This is my mooooooost favourite quote in the world. I believe we are one of a kind unicorns. That the only way to be and to rule your business is by being and doing things that are unique to you.
What a coincidence that this
is my absolute favorite movie:
Psssst: If you don't know this is The Last Unicorn
And now comes the moment.
The moment you were waiting for.
The moment where you leave your email address so you can get the wave-making Rebel News.
SO WHO ARE YOU AGAIN?
Hey, it's me, Andrea
I'm the person who runs this show. I help small creative businesses to fall back in love with what they do, make up their own rules to grow their business with impact and income, through my free articles and videos and the Illustrated.Business Coaching.
I'm a proud plus size 🐳 queer 🌈 artist and creative rebel 🤴🏼queen . As my mum used to say I'm way too passionate for this world. - Thanks, mum - You are scarily right.
I started my journey as a Graphic Designer (although I really wanted to study art) and jumped around between working freelance, employed in agencies and self-employed, which worked out awesome for a few years until I got super tired of the constant long nights, the difficult clients, the low pay and not being able to be my creative self fully.
That's when I started a female-powered gallery called We Show Off to get more of that long lost creativity and art back into my life. That worked for a while and taught me an amazingly powerful new side of the creative life that we rarely see: The Business Side
All the artists I met, the cities I lived in and the work I was doing made me realize what was missing in my own success as a creative. It wasn't the passion, or the clients, or the work. It was the pure freedom of being who I am unapologetically and integrating this into a business. So I did. I quit the gallery, I quit graphic design and I started doing art again and now here I am: a creative entrepreneur growing her business.
I want you to experience the same freedom, the same sense for business and learn how to grow it with your personality and your values in mind, not the once laid on you by society.
Because one thing is certain, you are a one of a kind unicorn and what you have to offer nobody else has!
SO WHAT ARE MY VALUES?
I love my mind, body and soul the way it is and do the same for others. I try to keep meaningful connections, no matter if it is for 5 minutes or a lifetime.
Living honestly as much as i can. Honestly towards you, towards my surrounding and towards myself allows me to be the most authentic self and stay true to who I am.
Being a fat queer womxn I believe equality is the key element in this world. We are all the same regardless of gender, skin or body size.
Life is to short to be stuck in frustration. I remember in every moment to do things that bring me joy and to NEVER do things I hate for longer than necessary.
I can’t change my surrounding but I have full responsibility of my own life. I choose how I move and react in the world. Nobody else does that for me.
I create whenever I can and allow my ideas to take form however they come. I celebrate my art and even though it might not be perfect. I love and cherish it.
I believe that by living and working sustainably we not only give back to the planet but also give back to us and our health.
I always stay open minded and enjoy every moment where I learn something new. I travel and discover and allow other opinions, culture and lifes to influence me.
THERE IS A FEW MORE THINGS YOU MIGHT FIND INTERSTING ABOUT ME.
Me and my fiancé and our dog are traveling the world in a van while we do business completely online. We are both people who love the journey in life and in travel so we figured why not make it permanent.
Ok, this is more or less simply how we have to be. We live in a van! But also it is something that I believe made our lives lighter and easier. It doesn't mean we don't have anything anymore it simply means we only surround ourselves with stuff we really appreciate ( in my case that is clothes, amazing gorgeous beautiful clothes)
Let me introduce you to my gorgeous fiance, Dunja. The love of my life, the other half of my soul, .the best thing that ever happened to me. But seriously. She is not only an amazing human being. She is also Psychologist and Coach and helps LGBT*'s to live a happy life.
Yes we are puppy mummys. She is called after Xena - the Princess Warrior but definitely ended up being way more Princess then Warrior which is absolutely not our fault. We don't spoil her at all.
ARE YOU SERIOUSLY STILL HERE?
💪🏾 YOU ARE AMAZING! 💪🏾
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