CAROLINE DIAMOND

We are so excited to have the fiery Caroline Diamond as this week’s #FEMMEFEATUREFRIDAY! There is nothing we admire more at YGTG than a woman who embraces every part of who she is, and that is EXACTLY why we love this incredible girl. Caroline has that kind of magnetizing energy you just simply can’t deny. Her larger than life personality and unapologetic acceptance of herself is what makes this girl unstoppable and exceptionally inspiring. Caroline beautifully demonstrates what it takes to grow into the woman you want to be. The key is to remember to acknowledge your strengths, accept your weaknesses, and openly express and share your truth with the world.

This go-getter has experienced much success as a professional dancer. She had the once in a lifetime opportunity to perform with Lady Gaga during the Super Bowl 51 Halftime Show and she traveled the world as a dancer on her Joanne World Tour. Caroline is also a part of an amazing collective of ladies called, The Gentle Ladies, where she is able to empower other females to discover who they are and develop their artistry through dance. That’s not all...This multi-talented girl is currently pursuing comedy and is debuting her first solo stand-up show called Behind the Red Curtain at Two Reads Theatre on June 22nd and 23rd! Best of luck to our girl! Make sure to click on this link to grab your tickets if you’re in Los Angeles: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/behind-the-red-curtain-tickets-46782166720

This positive girl reminds us to remember that nothing is permanent. That is why it is so important to celebrate your accomplishments, whether big or small, and to be compassionate with yourself when things don’t work out as planned. Remaining present is the easiest way we can be grateful for what we have, where we’re at and where we’re we going! We hope that you celebrate yourself just as Caroline does and encourage other women to do the same. Thank you Caroline for showing us we can do anything we set our minds to when we believe in ourselves to the fullest!

 Artwork by Chloe Burderer (@chloeheartsart)

Artwork by Chloe Burderer (@chloeheartsart)

We love how BIG your personality is and how you’re not afraid to share it. What has helped you build confidence over the years?

For as long as I can remember, I have never been the BEST at anything, just good. At the beginning, having a larger than life personality helped others realize I didn’t need to be the best, they just loved to be around me, which was WAY more important to me. The years that followed were huge learning experiences for me on how this larger than life personality could be a double-edged sword. But at this current stage of my life, I am happy and content with the woman I have become within this personality.

What motivates you to keep pushing and pursuing your dreams, even in moments of doubt?

All I have to tell myself (as cliché as it sounds), “this too shall pass”. It is the easiest saying that for some reason aligns everything in my brain. Anything good that happens…will end. Anything bad that happens…will end. No matter what the circumstances are and the feelings about them are, that phrase keeps me present.

Why do you think it’s an important time for women to support women?

It just doesn’t make sense not too!!! Honestly!!! How can you look at yourself in the mirror and want all of these amazing things for yourself but not give the woman you pass on the street the same respect? For years, I was jealous of other women and in my head, I would point out all of my insecurities that I lacked within myself and I would be hateful. The older I have become, I have realized that belittling anyone else especially another woman does absolutely nothing productive. Women are the strongest beings on this earth and together we can overcome absolutely anything.

If you could give your 10-year-old self some advice, what would you say to her? 

Oh jeez. Giiiiirl. Shut your damn mouth. Hahahahaha totally kidding (slightly). I would tell my 10-year-old self that things work out exactly how they’re supposed to. You are unique looking because you weren’t meant to look like everyone else. You have a big personality because you weren’t meant to act like everyone else. That is your ammo, that will be the fire that ignites a forest fire within you. You will learn one day that all your flaws make up your strengths and you will battle with them every day so learn to love them.

What’s your definition of a YGTGirl?

My definition of a YGTGirl is an unapologetic badass. A girl who not only sticks up for herself but everyone else who comes into contact with her. A YGTGirl is confident in who she is on good and bad days.