With a heart full of allegiance, joy and tremendous pride in my city, I am honoured to represent Calgary as “Miss Teenage Calgary 2018,” in my next journey, as I head to Toronto to compete for “Miss Teenage Canada 2018!”
There is quite a lot of stigma that follows pageants but I would like to clear that up. It’s not just about looking pretty, and getting pampered. Pageants are about intelligence, communication and dedication. But most importantly, they are about spreading love, joy and advocating to better our society, one step at a time.
I entered in honour of my Agent and friend, Patti Falconer, who passed away April 2018, a month before the pageant. Patti was an icon in the industry, one that will never be forgotten. She hosted pageants throughout Calgary for over 40 years, to give girls/ women a voice in their community. As her legacy lives on, I will hold onto my title with great gratification, working hard, and pushing myself everyday, to make her proud.
I want to work with and help People, by speaking with individuals, or presenting myself in front of crowds. My goal is to target everybody, not one specific group or organization. I believe everyone has the right to feel appreciated, and have their voice heard. It is easy to say, but not so easily practiced when you’re being pushed to the back of the line. I want to encourage and empower women, to love and respect not only themselves, but other women too. I want to encourage the LGBTQ community to except themselves and talk about their journey. I could go on and on about amazing groups of people, who have come to the forefront, and pushed through their dark pasts. I truly do respect and honour every story I hear about another break through, but what about the ‘quiet’ people? The ones who have never had a story written about them in the media, the ones who just get shuffled to the side.
I want to help people. Not just a specific group, but the ones fighting their own battles, beside the spotlight. I want to volunteer with not just kids, but all ages, our elders too. I am going to speak up for not just women, but men as well. I want to target every race, gender and sexuality. I want all people to embrace who they are, and come to the realization that they are no less important than anyone else. Everybody deserves a fair chance to speak up. There is no problem too big or too small. For every problem there is a solution and I am here to help you find it.
I want to be a motivational speaker, for everyone.