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The Influencers

VoyagePhoenix owes a huge debt to the incredible local community of influencers – from fashion bloggers to foodies – who put in countless hours of work uncovering hidden gems throughout Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tempe and more. We’d like to introduce you to some of the city’s most gifted tastemakers and influencers below.

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Becoming a mom was hard. . I thought I was prepared. I loved babies + taking care of my younger cousins. I always knew I wanted to be a mom. After I had Capri, an enormous amount of stress + pressure came over me. Having a little human that was my responsibility got the best of me. The opinions, options, perceived + real judgment was too much. . Breastfeeding! What the heck! I wasn’t prepared to be a mom AT ALL. . I’m the type of girl who likes to be on top of her game. When I’d forget to pack a backup diaper for a doc appt., if the baby lost too much weight or any # of things I was incredibly hard on myself. Anxiety set in. I was having intrusive thoughts + felt anxiety under the surface at all times. When we were ready for baby #2 I was scared. I saw a therapist a few times but it didn’t seem to address the issue. I pushed it aside + we got pregnant with Cayson. Everything was great until I went back to work + a trip planned home for the kids + I became too much. I had my 1st anxiety attack. My trip was cancelled. Tim missed weeks of work to be by my side. My mom flew to be with us more than once. I didn’t eat or sleep for days. We talked to my OB + tried a medication that made me spiral even more. I went to a PPD group. From there I saw a psychiatrist who prescribed a med. for 6 mos. + helped me get balanced again. Having this experience helped me realize my triggers. I allow myself more self care, forgiveness, + I’m nicer to myself. 4 kids later, there’s no room for perfectionism + I feel like I’m killing it at the motherhood game because they’re alive. 😊 When I was struggling, I didn’t give myself Grace. Now I know I couldn’t do this motherhood thing without it. So, If you’re a new mom or a seasoned mom, this message is for you. You don’t have to be perfect, you’re going to get things wrong, you’re going to forget diapers, + paci’s, + wipes when you need ‘em most. You’re not going to parent like your friends because only you know what’s best for your babies. None of us know what we’re doing. We’re simply doing the best we can. Give yourself some Grace today + if you find yourself in a place where you need more than that, don’t hesitate to get it.

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Someone’s inability to love your fullness says more about *their* capacity to love than it does about your worthiness. 🕊 ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀ No amount of improving yourself, reaching your goals or refining your personality can give you the permission you’re looking for. No amount of compliments, likes, followers or approval can satiate the bottomless pit of unworthiness. 🕳 It HAS to come from within. 💕 ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀ Sister, stand tall and firm in the vastness of who you are. Radiate confidence from within. Let go of the need for anyone else to affirm your radiance before *you* own it. ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀ Their capacity for love says nothing about you when you KNOW who you are. ✨ What you’re looking for is (and has always been) within. ❕❕ ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀ I’m sending an email to my inner-circle on how I continue to embody this truth in my own life. If you want in, hit the link in my bio that says “free journal guide” + drop your email. 💌 It goes out in the morning. ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀ #iammyownresponsibility

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You make me believe in fairytales… ▫️Another look at my reception outfit by @shantanunikhil as part of my wedding anniversary series. . Over the recent years it has become common to wear a gown for ones reception as part of the Indian wedding festivities. The reception normally consists of a cocktail hour followed by dinner & dance. . . Photo: @samsonprofilms . . #theeverydaygirl #pursuepretty #styleblogger #fblogger #fashionbloggerstyle #detailsoftheday #prettylittleiiinspo #yougotitright #CrazyAboutCouture #tucsonarizona #tucsonblogger #fashioninspo #fashioninfluencer #darlingmovement #fashionbloggers #stylewatch #stylegoals #whowhatwearing #weddingmagazine #weddingfashion #bossbabesofstyle #momentsofchic #memphisblogger #indianweddings #bloggersofinstagram #trendy #lotd #indianfashionblogger #glitterguide #fashiontips

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I believe I can fly #birdofparadise 🦅 • I’ve been going to a heated vinyasa flow class that has really been challenging me to find my edge. With this pose, bird of paradise, that was (surprisingly) more mental than physical. 🧠 I didn’t believe my body could do this but with some awesome follow up cues and words of encouragement from the @tara_m_cook and justin at @mysumits it’s becoming one of my new favorites ❤️ (which I never thought I’d say about a balance pose 🤭) • Another mental challenge with this pose is knowing when not to take it. 🙅🏻‍♀️Sometimes I can overdo a new pose once I understand the logistics but this one is definitely not one I can rush (lots of hip and hamstring prep 😬) Also you can’t worry about looking silly, because as you can see if you slide to the next picture chances are you might fall a few times. Just don’t let that stop you from trying 👊🏻 • Big thank you to @tara_m_cook and justin for continuing to help me find my edge and helping me to understand poses I used to find really intimidating 🙏🏻 • These two awesome people are hosting a sequencing & adjustment workshop next weekend so keep your eyes peeled for cool new stuff in the upcoming weeks! 🤸🏻‍♀️ • If any fellow yoga teachers want to join, let me know and I can DM details 😘 • • • #azyoga #azfityogi #azfitness #azyogi #azyogini #chandleryoga #tempeyoga #scottsdaleyoga #mesayoga #gilbertyoga #phoenixyoga #phxyoga #azyogis #birdofparadisepose #balancepose #yogafit #arizonayoga #arizonayogi #challengeyourself #findyouredge #yogateachers

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24 Comments

  1. Cassandra Ann

    March 13, 2018 at 12:37 am

    Thanks for the feature! It’s also nice to see a ton of my fellow Phoenician’s across the state! 🙂

    XO, CA
    @IamCassandraAnn

  2. Joanna M.

    March 24, 2018 at 2:53 am

    Thank you for including me! It’s wonderful to be among so many talented people.

  3. Tana - Your Marketing BFF

    March 24, 2018 at 6:30 pm

    What @IamCassandraAnn said!

    Thank you for including me in this amazing list… just note: the hubs is dying that you used a photo of me in all of my REALITY glory! At least I didn’t make the ‘people of Walmart’ list, yet! haha.

    THX SOOOOOO MUCH!!! Phoenix Strong – Phoenix Proud.

  4. Rebecca Lopez

    March 25, 2018 at 2:21 pm

    Thank you so much for including me!

  5. Lolly Jane

    March 26, 2018 at 6:31 am

    Such talent in our great state! Thank you for including us, and we enjoyed getting to “meet” some new creatives in our area!

  6. Clementine - BON APPÉTIT FROM AZ

    April 5, 2018 at 2:21 am

    THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR INCLUDING ME AS WELL 🧡
    It’s so nice to be part of such a wonderful community!
    @bonappetitfromaz

  7. Renee Fuentes

    April 5, 2018 at 4:00 pm

    Thank you for the feature! So in love with the local food scene happening here in Phoenix and AZ!!

  8. Claudia

    April 5, 2018 at 4:22 pm

    Thanks so much for the feature! This is great!

  9. Erin Elizabeth

    April 6, 2018 at 12:31 am

    Thank you for the feature! AZ has some amazing ladies roaming the streets! I’m in good company!

    Erin
    @wink_and_a_twirl

  10. Rea

    April 18, 2018 at 11:45 pm

    Thank you for the feature!! Honored to be listed among such awesome people!
    Rea
    @reaarowles

  11. Gloria White

    April 19, 2018 at 12:17 am

    Thank you so much for the feature!! XOXO! @gloriacelestewhite

  12. Laura Antow

    April 19, 2018 at 5:14 pm

    Thank you for allowing me in this feature! How awesome is it to be apart of this community! XXOO Lolikesboba

  13. Stephanie

    May 3, 2018 at 12:50 am

    Thank you so much for including me in this awesome group! I feel privileged!

  14. Andrea Irving

    May 16, 2018 at 11:32 pm

    Thanks for including me in your feature! It’s nice to get the word out for my writing ☺

  15. Jessica Dubin

    May 31, 2018 at 6:17 pm

    T H A N K Y O U for including me on your list on Influencers!! It’s my passion to bring out the best in people and It’s truly an honor to be part of a community that impacts the world in such a beautiful way!

  16. Heather Walker

    June 14, 2018 at 7:10 pm

    Thanks guys! So lucky to be a part of this great community!

  17. Ashley Ager

    July 12, 2018 at 2:31 am

    Thank you so much for including me in this! What an amazing group of influencers!
    @mamastateofmind

  18. Ericka Brian

    July 12, 2018 at 12:47 pm

    Thank you for the sweet feature! 😍 I love seeing all the creative talent around the valley.

  19. Sandy Correa

    August 2, 2018 at 7:21 pm

    Wow thank you so much for the amazing feature! I love to be apart of this community and seeing so many great talent! – @BeautyBlissandChaos

  20. Sadie Mae

    August 14, 2018 at 11:57 pm

    Such an awesome group! Thanks for including me! -Sadie Mae, @theAwesomeOrange

  21. Bree

    August 15, 2018 at 3:06 am

    Thank you for the feature! It’s awesome to see so many other beautiful, talented, and inspiring women that are right around me, I wish I could meet them all!!!!

  22. Vanessa Naghdi

    August 15, 2018 at 6:22 pm

    Thank you for the feature, Nick! 🌵🙋🏻‍♀️

  23. Sophia Gibbs

    November 21, 2018 at 1:13 am

    How amazing! Thank you so much for the feature! Much love!

  24. Kylee Morgan

    November 21, 2018 at 4:25 pm

    Thank you so much Nick and VoyagePhoenix for including me in this beautiful feature! So excited and humbled to be a part of this community filled with such talented, passionate people. Keep up the beautiful work everyone. XX @kyleekrashlanding

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