Megan Trainer is this week’s lovely #FEMMEFEATUREFRIDAY! Megan is a Canadian artist who passionately lives her life to the fullest. She welcomes new adventures with open arms and she has no problem leading life with her heart. We love Megan’s compassionate spirit, and she’s always willing to lend a hand to others. She has a down-to-earth vibe that makes her an awesome gal pal to have around, and her thirst for growth and evolution is undoubtedly inspiring.

Megan hails from Winnipeg, Manitoba, and she developed the foundation of her training at Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet. She first went to Vancouver to train, then moved to LA in 2012 to further pursue her professional dance career. Since then, this talented woman has worked with many artists and on different projects including Disney’s Descendants and Descendants 2, Disney’s Zombies, The Voice, Kelly Clarkson, and Michael Buble. She can also be seen in the film Bravetown starring Josh Duhamel, Maria Bello, and Laura Dern.

This woman is full of ambition, and we love that she has her eyes set on a wide range of goals. She is currently working towards her masters of psychology, she’s an aspiring actress, and she strives to have a global impact on the welfare of animals. Her life goal is to open up her own animal sanctuary that serves as a forever home for all dogs and animals, more specifically for dogs that are seniors, disabled, or abandoned. Megan’s love for laughter, joy, animals, and fun is what makes her so magnetic. You can’t help but smile when you’re around her giving soul, and we’re so motivated by her desire to spread more love to the world. Thank you Megan for being your magnificent self!

Artwork by Chloe Bruderer (@chloeheartsart)

Artwork by Chloe Bruderer (@chloeheartsart)

You just went on a magical adventure to Peru! Tell us about that experience and why you feel like travelling is good for the soul.  

It was honestly the most incredible life experience and adventure I have ever embarked on. I travelled to Cusco, Peru to work with Soy Callejerito Animal Shelter to rehabilitate and take care of the dogs situated in the shelter as well as rescue dogs off the street. Additionally, I did a solo 5-day trek through the mountains, which was absolute magic. The amount of perspective I gained on this trip alone was insurmountable. I believe travelling alone is medicine for the soul. Disconnecting from your everyday reality and comforts, and unplugging from the cyber world (which I think is the most important part) allows you to 100% reconnect with yourself. When you’re in a new country, surrounded by a foreign language and the unfamiliar, you are in a position of opportunity to engage in human connection with strangers, which are life’s little moments of magic. You will most likely be out of your comfort zone, which is such a great opportunity to simply exist and be open to the unknown. It is a refreshing taste of freedom, you have the opportunity to meet new people, gain new life experiences, and go and do realistically whatever appeals to you in that very moment. You get to unapologetically be you in your purest form and get to cater to and explore your own curiosities of what you want to accomplish.

What is the most valuable lesson you’ve learned so far in life?

To trust, surrender and let go. Understanding that you can only control your thoughts in any given moment and that everything else is beyond your control and to surrender to whatever challenges may arise. Also, knowing that everything comes and equally goes. That change is necessary for growth and nothing is permanent. Flowing through your challenges and letting go of anything that does not serve a positive feeling to your well-being and to trust yourself whole-heartedly.

Who is your biggest female inspiration and why?

My mother. Honestly, she inspires me on a daily to make honest choices in my life and to stay true to who I am and my dreams. She has shown so much love and grace even in the most challenging situations and I aspire to lead in the same manner. Otherwise, I would say on a daily, women in general inspire me to better myself. There are so many beautiful women, standing up and putting the effort forward to make a positive change and that inspires me to keep pushing towards the difference I want to make in this world.

What advice would you give your 10-year-old self?

To trust the direction of your life. Recognize that no two journeys are the same so you cannot compare your journey to someone else’s. That there will always be challenges and that certain life events don’t always add up in the moment but to keep pushing through and you’ll eventually be able to recognize and understand how divinely things are lined up for you. To also stay open to things not going your way because it tends to open up doors you never even knew existed!

What’s your definition of a YGTGirl?

Positive empowerment. Those are the words that first come to mind. It is an outlet and a safe space to help connect with your inner and most truthful self and it encourages women of all ages to really work from the inside out to grow to their fullest potential, in all realms of their life.