Happy New Year,
I recently was asked by a friend to start blogging. Apparently he believes I have a lot to say and so today being January 1st 2020, I thought it was fitting to officially write my first post as a blogger. I often get asked “Maria why would you name your apparel line, Badass Angels? So here is my answer below:
A definition of a Badass Angel is someone despite having gone through hardships still aims to look at the glass half full; they want to bring the good out in others; they beat to their own drum and do not necessarily conform to societal norms.
Badass Angels are people who don’t feel the need to fit it, sometimes they have to break down barriers and/or stereotypes, these people lead by example. I believe we are all Badass Angels in our own right. We all have the right to live in a world where there is no fear of being judged.
As a child I enjoyed playing with cars and motorcycles. I can still remember my brother and I building our own die cast model cars with our father. At the age of two my father dressed me into a jacket with the number 77 on it and brought me to the Molson Indy. He was a biggest influencer in my life and because of his love and acceptance, I was able to feel comfortable in channeling both my feminine and masculine energy. My father was my protector in life, he actually stopped me twice from getting my motorcycle license lol.
Sadly four years ago I lost my father to cancer. In the process of healing from my loss, last year, I decided to start an apparel line in his honor called Badass Angels. All proceeds of this line are going into anti-bullying outreach programs in schools. As a child I suffered in silence and as an Adult I have decided, its time to #speakup. As bullying is on the rise, it is important to bring awareness and give tools to teachers and parents to help educate them in the importance of children safety. It’s a beautiful thing when it’s not one person giving to a cause but it’s a collective group. My motto is, “We need to stand together and united, only with love and compassion can we stop bullying of any kind”.
So please if anyone can hear my message today please know you are loved and important to this world. You are a Bad Ass Angel! However, If you are being bullied please speak up, tell someone, anyone. If you are scared of being judged there is a great organization called Crisis Text Line www.crisistextline.org/givingtime. If you are in the US you can text 741741 and in Canada its 686868. If you are ever feel down and need words of encouragement please find me on Instagram @what_the_world_needs_is_love.
The world needs more Badass Angels. If you are interested in joining my mission and our tribe please visit www.badassangelsgear.com.