Meet the women taking the #EverydayInspiration challenge
Every day in June 2014, we've asked women from all across the web to take on a small challenge, ranging from making sure to stretch to going tech-free.
Make sure you check out all of the May #EverydayInspiration challenges here.
Akilah Hughes is a Cincinnati-raised improv, stand-up and sketch comedian living in Brooklyn, New York. She writes on her blog (and many others), makes videos at YouTube.com/Smoothiefreak and is a sassy-molassy on Twitter as @kiwirabbitfru.
Bouvier Eulen is a stylish mom who says her best accessory is her daughter. She loves coffee, Christmas, traveling and fashion — especially maternity fashion. She's a blogger of all things pregnancy and owner of Heritwine Maternity Boutique. Like a true Angeleno, she wears sandals and flip-flops year-round.
Chatón lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania along with her husband, beautiful daughter and newborn son. In addition to being a mother, attorney for UPMC, and public speaker, she has also been an avid blogger since 2007. Since having her daughter she turned into a “mommy blogger”. She writes about her quest for balance in stilettos and is passionate about helping women make appropriate choices about child rearing, employment and finances. She is also passionate about transforming the workplace so that women can make heartfelt choices instead of imposed ones. She has achieved success as a blogger including being profiled in “Pittsburgh is Kidsburgh” magazine as one of Pittsburgh’s new mommy bloggers and being part of the Verizon Moms Voices Program. Please visit her fun and thought-inspiring blog at http://chatonsworld.blogspot.com/
Dr. Danielle Sheypuk
Dr. Danielle Sheypuk promotes her very real message that people with disabilities are sexy, datable, educated and glamorous. After a recent explosion of media attention when Dr. Sheypuk became the first model in a wheelchair to "walk" the runway at New York Fashion Week, her impact on the disabled community and on the way society views this population has been tremendous and universal. Holding a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from The New School in Manhattan, New York, Dr. Sheypuk is widely regarded as a "sexpert" and leading commentator on the psychology of dating, relationships and sexuality for the disabled population.
Deborah Cruz, @TruthfulMommy, is a wife and mom to two vibrant daughters. She blogs at her own website The TRUTH about Motherhood and can be found at HuffPo, The Stir and many other sites. She loves to share her experiences in motherhood so other mothers know they are not alone on this crazy journey.
Erin Shea is a public librarian living in Connecticut. When she's not at the library, she can be found biking to various friends' houses with guacamole in her backpack, training for her next road race or swimming in the Long Island Sound.
Jenny is a wife and mother juggling career and blissful domesticity in suburban Connecticut. When not writing, Jenny can be found watching I Love Lucy, dancing with her son or cooking up a storm à la Julia Child. She loathes vacuuming, laundry and bad casseroles. She is passionate about being a mama and loving her family. Jenny chronicles her attempts at balancing home, work and the pursuit of happiness at her blog, Express Bus Mama.
Katie Lockwood is a pediatrician and mother of two children in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She started writing the Mommy Call blog as a way to capture and explore her personal struggles and triumphs as a doctor mom and enjoys sharing her misadventures with the community of moms who share her experience. She powers her life of professional diaper-changing with chai lattes and online retail therapy.
Kerry Rivera juggles a full-time marketing job, husband, three young kids, an overly-energetic puppy and a long commute on Southern California's finest freeways. Squeezing in exercise is a must, and she loves to curl up with a good book. In addition to her corporate gig, she writes for various publications, websites and Breadwinning Mama, the blog she founded to discuss the joys and chaos of working motherhood. You can also find her tweeting as @breadwinningmom and on Facebook.
Kristen Hewitt is a producer for Fox Sports Florida, and a feature reporter for the Emmy award-winning Miami Heat broadcasts on Sun Sports. She also writes the blog Mommy in Sports, which chronicles her passion for sports and the misadventures of mommyhood. Kristen's favorite job, though, is raising her two girls Lila and Emylia. She tries to teach them to live every day with grace, gratitude, love and a lot of laughs.
Lauren Berger is a multitasking mom of two who loves her job. Currently, she is an executive producer at Local 10 News in Miami. When there isn't breaking news, she is chasing after her two kids, ages 5 and 1. She writes about juggling it all while keeping everyone happy on her blog, Working Mom Magic. Lauren loves wine, coffee, her Kindle and sleep (something she never gets enough of).
Marcy Guevara is a fashion stylist, plus-size style expert and the charming personality helping women of all sizes feel amazing in the skin they're in. You may have seen Marcy hosting "Big Girl in a Skinny World," the YouTube series from Marie Claire on Hearst's Hello Style or Lane Bryant Fashion TV. As her influence and power is transpiring in the world of plus-size fashion, you may also see her on shows like Rachael Ray and The Dr. Oz Show.
Margaret is a style blogger, freelance writer and social media manager. Her online home is Fierce, a style blog where she helps women be their fierce and fabulous selves with style advice, tutorials and beauty reviews. Writing creds include being a Yahoo! Shine Beauty Guru and a guest blogger for Perfect Wedding Guide. She's also the proud mama to a baby girl, a serious product junkie and nursing an unhealthy obsession with fashion jewelry.
A marketing, advertising and communications diva who traded her power suit for a rolling pin and apron, Megan Brewer founded Yumology on the guiding principle that life is delicious. Yumology focuses on discovering new and exciting way to combine foods and flavors while exploring unique food and beverage products.
Nora Tobin is Shape magazine's West Coast contributing editor as well as their spokesperson. She has weekly articles on Shape.com, as well as the Huffington Post, DailyLove.com, SheKnows.com and on her own blog noratobin.com. Her endeavors are as varied as entrepreneur, corporate wellness director, brand ambassador, ocean lifeguard and competitive beach volleyball athlete. Nora is a certified performance enhancement specialist, fitness nutrition specialist, CPT and rescue diver. She has appeared in numerous publications and on billboards for her fitness and lifestyle.
Patrice Banks is an engineer, automotive technician and mechanic who caters to women. She empowers women by offering vehicle operation and service workshops and gives practical, relatable advice on how to maintain and care for cars. Once identifying as an auto airhead, Patrice was tired of not knowing anything about her vehicle. Patrice wants to change the face of the automotive industry by being a forward-thinking technician and entrepreneur.
Raina Kropp's main gig is as a human resources business partner at Vistage International. During her tenure, the company has been named to the Top 125 Training Companies in the World by Training Magazine and to the Best Places to Work in San Diego by the San Diego Business Journal, four years running. In 2012, she was named Member of the Year by the San Diego Affiliate of the National Human Resources Association (NHRA). She is also a mom, online fitness coach and career blogger.
Roaen is a California-grown-turned-Washington, D.C., working mom. She is married to her best friend of 10 years and they have three boys: two humans and a miniature Schnauzer. She loves to travel with her family and juggle her work, running and writing. Roaen is preparing to move with her family to Brazil in the summer, and is aiming to do it all stress-free. She loves learning about new cultures, languages and food.
Sandra Mendoza has been buying, selling and collecting vintage for 20 years, starting when she was 5 years old. Her blog, debutanteclothing.com, has been online since 2005. The Debutante Clothing blog covers vintage fashion and style with a focus on her favorite things: vintage clothing, fashion and home decor. She has spoken at USC, OC Fashion Week, created educational videos and guides and has been published in Collector's Weekly, Vintage Today, Eliza, Pasadena Magazine, The Vintage Fashion Guild and several fashion blogs.
Victoria Austin was born and raised in the hectic city of New York. She moved back to New York after college at PSU to pursue a career in digital advertising. She's spent the past several years working at agencies and tech companies, and is truly passionate about the fast-paced industry. Beyond her career, her biggest passion is travel. She started a travel blog last year to document her experiences. She makes the most of her vacation time and always has something planned — usually to a warm and sunny destination.