We hope you are ready to feel inspired! Our #FEMMEFEATUREFRIDAY this week is the ever so amazing Sloan-Taylor Rabinor! This fiery woman is a fighter and has overcome many obstacles to get to where she is today. Her persistence and determination has taught her to embrace any difficult situation she encounters with positivity and acceptance. When Sloan is feeling down, she finds strength in focusing on the good and by being grateful for everything that she has. Sloan believes that to discover your purpose in life, you must learn to understand that the rough patches along your path are meant to guide you down the road that was specifically intended for you. This hard-working woman is not afraid to put in the time or effort needed for her craft. She prides herself on being dedicated and committed to doing what it takes to create a career of longevity, and we ADORE her for that.

Sloan is a force both on and off the stage. Prior to moving to Los Angeles in 2009, Sloan assisted choreographers such as Brian Freidman, Laurieann Gibson, Wade Robson, and Mia Michaels with The Pulse Dance Convention. Currently, she is on tour with Lady Gaga and has travelled around the globe as a back-up dancer for Gaga on The Artpop Ball, Born This Way Ball and Monsterball world tours. You can also catch her in Lady Gaga’s music videos for GUY, Applause, Bad Romance and Telephone. Some of Sloan’s other credits include Selena Gomez, Ellen, Glee, X-Factor (UK), Oprah, AMA’s, Grammy’s, Billboard Awards, and VMA’s. As a professional dancer who honors her body as a temple, Sloan recognized the importance of cultivating the physical body and she is passionate about educating herself and others in physical health and wellness. Sloan has two Pilates certifications, two yoga certifications AND a health coaching certification! Can you say major goals?

Sloan exemplifies the warrior woman inside all of us. Her fearlessness empowers us to find our willpower to persevere through life’s challenges with appreciation. She motivates us to simply be ourselves and believes that investing in self-discovery can help us decide how we want to be remembered. It’s easy to get caught up in the trends glorified through social media in today’s industry, however Sloan shows us that hard work and authenticity never go out of style. This beam of light reminds us that happiness is found within and when we concentrate on what we can control, we learn to accept failures as stepping-stones in the bigger picture. Sloan defines herself by her incredible work ethic and finds power by being unapologetically herself. Thank you Sloan for being an example for us girls to acknowledge our capabilities and be unwavering in the achievement of our dreams! You ROCK.

Written by Alessia Rotino

Artwork by Chloe Bruderer (@chloeheartsart)

Artwork by Chloe Bruderer (@chloeheartsart)

You are an unbelievable powerhouse both on and off stage! How do you gain your strength on a daily basis? Are there any regular practices you partake in to maintain your personal power?

Well, first of all THANK YOU! I gain my strength on a daily basis knowing that every stride I take is a part of my greater purpose. Being a 29-year-old in Los Angeles can be hard and intimidating, and if you don’t stay focused on your dreams and your purpose… it will swallow you up. I have found that what makes me a force is by simply being ME. Within the past few years, I have started to hone in on what I’d like my legacy to be. As in, how do I want people to remember me. What I’ve learned from doing that self-investigating is that I may not be the best dancer (because no one is), but I am a damn hard worker. And that is a powerful thing! I believe in hard work like nothing else. I believe in being a good human. I believe in things that have been short changed by social media, because like everything else, things come full circle. And hard work will be back in style, and I will be standing strong and proud by its side. 

Why do you think female empowerment is important?

I think female empowerment is important because right now more than ever, we are going backwards on the subject in some aspects. Women work just as hard in their fields and do nothing but deserve to feel and be treated equal. We are truly magnificent creatures who help balance the world.

What do you do when you’re feeling negative? How do you shift your mentality to think positive again?

When I’m feeling negative, I constantly tell myself the phrase “happiness is a choice”. When I don’t get the job, when I’m feeling frustrated in my skin, when I start to point the finger at other people and things… I have to move on and know that I can’t control the past, but I can control how I feel. And that maybe I wasn’t destined for those things and that there is something else waiting for me. I often say thank you for extremely simple things like “I have working limbs, I have a roof over my head, I have a beautiful family and an amazing man”. Because those things define true happiness. 

Who’s your biggest inspiration and why?

My biggest inspiration is my sister. To me, she is everything I could ever aspire to be. A woman with a business where she inspires on the daily, an amazing mother, a loving and loyal wife, a reliable friend, an honest sister, and a caring daughter. When I visit her, to watch her live her life, I feel a sense of, “I could do this, I want to do this, and I will do this”, which is beautifully overwhelming.

What's your definition of a YGTGirl?

To me, a YGTGgirl is a girl who is living her life in the best and most truthful way she knows how while inspiring others to do the same. They are effortlessly themselves while simultaneously unstoppable in their dreams.