This week we have the lovely Sabina Lundgren as our #FEMMEFEATUREFRIDAY! Sabina is a beautiful soul who boldly lives her life. It is beyond inspiring to see how this confident woman relishes in all of who she is and everything she has accomplished. What we love most about Sabina is how she uplifts others to do the same. She encourages everyone around her to live their lives to the fullest and to remember that we all have something to gain from any experience. She also reminds us that all of our day-to-day moments can be magical if we are present for them. When we are present, we have the ability to see the lesson or opportunity that we can carry forward with us into our futures.

Sabina is a professional dancer currently residing in Los Angeles, California. She has had the privilege of dancing for incredible artists such as Beyoncé for her Formation World Tour and at Coachella for her revered Beychella performance. She also danced alongside Lady Gaga at the Superbowl LI Halftime and Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, as well as for Christina Aguilera’s The Xpereince show in Las Vegas. Additionally, Sabina has danced for Usher, Tyga, Trey Songz, Brooklynettes NBA and Little Miss Nasty! Sabina’s other credits include TV shows such as America’s Got Talent, Lip Sync Battle, The Four on Fox and many award shows including BET, American Music Awards, Peoples Choice Awards, Latin Grammys and Billboard Music Awards. Not to mention, she is also a company member with Dana Foglia Dance and a Tracy Anderson Trainer who has worked with celebrities including Tracee Ellis Ross, Nicole Richie, Victoria Beckham and Julianne Hough.

Sabina is without a doubt a badass role model! It is so amazing to see how she encourages us to challenge societal norms by creating our own rules about who we are or who we should be. By formulating our own understanding of ourselves and of the world through our own experiences, we can achieve growth on a personal and global level. We admire that Sabina uses her voice and claims her power by deciding on her own guidelines, her own definitions and ultimately her own way to be. Most importantly, she understands that we are all sisters trying to fight the good fight. So why not build each other up and help each other get to the top? Thank you Sabina for showing us that we are all in this together!

Written by Alessia Rotino

Artwork by Chloe Bruderer (@chloeheartsart)

Artwork by Chloe Bruderer (@chloeheartsart)

What do you love most about being a woman?

There are two things I love most about being a woman: softness & community. I feel as women we have an incredible ability to soften into our emotions and our surroundings, which can be such a big strength. Through this vulnerability I think we are able to reach great levels of compassion, empathy and understanding, not only for the people around us but also for ourselves. I also find such strength in community. I am so lucky to have so many beautiful female voices in my life that offer an incredible web of support. 

Tell us about the most valuable lesson you’ve learned in life so far. What piece of advice would you give to your younger self, knowing what you know now?

There have been so many lessons I’ve learned so far, it’s hard to pick. The first that comes to mind is the power in being present. Honestly, it’s still a lesson I’m learning today. Each experience I’ve had has been so distinct and the only way to truly connect with the wisdom each of those experiences present has been to be fully present. Each moment in life has an inevitable end and also has the ability to bring forth new nuggets of knowledge. I have found that being present is the best way to honor the distinct nature of each finite experience. 

Female sexuality has been shaped by culture and society since the beginning of time. Why is it important for women to explore and embrace their sexuality?

I think it’s important for women to explore and embrace their sexuality so that we can understand our relationship to it and therefore make it our own. Especially in light of the external voices that are constantly giving their opinions on how sexuality should or shouldn’t be expressed, it’s important to enter a conversation with ourselves to unpack how we feel it should be expressed from our own individual experience. Our sexuality is something primal and innately ours before anything else. I think there is a kind of power and clarity that comes with being able to differentiate what your own views and expressions of sexuality are versus what society has made you believe about yourself.

What does female empowerment mean to you? What responsibility do you believe we have to one another as women?

Female empowerment is honestly the mission to me. I think female empowerment looks different on everyone’s path, whether that means empowering individuals around you with your gifts or on a larger scale, impacting communities on a structural level. Regardless, the goal is to help each other reach those breakthroughs, whatever they may be. So that being said, I do think we have a responsibility to support each other in whatever ways we can. A boss of mine while I was interning at a design studio in college told me to always give whatever you have. Always connect people who you have access to and never be scared to share your resources, because you never know when that same giving attitude will come back in your favor. That idea has always stuck with me and has been something I’ve lived by regardless of what industry I’m working in or what role I am working as. 

What’s your definition of a YGTGirl?

A YGTGirl is really just someone who has your back. Someone who holds space for you when you need it and who you would do the same for.