#DesignHerStory: Creative collision

Last August 2, I was fortunate enough to be invited to attend Arriane Serafico's (oh you know, just one of my biggest blog inspiration) brainchild, DesignHerStory Conference.

DesignHerStory is a community of young women who are driven and multi-passionate. Women who aim to use their creativity to create something purposeful and fun at the same time.

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I walked into the bright room with a lot of repressed excitement coupled with anxiety. There were a lot of women talking to each other and as usual, I felt small despite standing at 5'5". Darn introversion!

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I'm not very fond of attending conferences because I have a hard time mingling with people I don't know. This one was no exception. I had qualms about attending at first but I figured, hey, let's give it a try!

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It was a... creative collision.

Meeting different women with different passions make up for a different kind of high, the kind you get when you know you're in for something exciting, something exhilarating. It felt natural to be there (but of course, I had my awkward how-do-I-introduce-myself moments).

There were a lot of things I could take away from the speakers (the line-up was the bomb, by the way) but there was this one common thread - dream big AND do the work.

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This year, I've been taking a lot more action towards the things I've only dreamed about in the past years. It's all about being brave - in taking a chance, in standing your ground and in launching.

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All the fantastic women I've met in DesignHerStory were some of the most driven, inspired and creative people I've ever had the pleasure of encountering. I also had the chance to listen to one of my design inspirations, Reese Lansangan. Her hair... I can't even. So pretty!

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The best part about this conference is the community it created. We're part of an exclusive Facebook group where we can continue to learn from each other and inspire each other as well :)

Sometimes, all you need is a little bit of community that will empower you to work your way towards your dreams. I'm so glad to be part of the DesignHerStory community and I'm excited to see the collective change these young women will make in our country.

All photos of the DesignHerStory Conference are by Shutterpanda Photography.


You might remember last week, I shared a mini-book I made on creative exploration and Japan. It's part of a contest in designing your solo adventure to anywhere. If you like my entry, I would appreciate if you can vote for it by liking the photo in this link or the photo below!

A Travel Guide to Places I've Never Been to in Japan • Organized! by Pam