We are so excited for you to get to know this week’s #FEMMEFEATUREFRIDAY, Monica Giavanna! Monica is professional dancer and model currently residing in Los Angles, California. If you have the pleasure of knowing Monica, you know that this is a woman who exudes confidence on the regular. She has learned that truly setting yourself free means loving the skin you’re in. With self-love comes all things, and we admire how Monica has cultivated an undeniable presence and magnetic energy by working hard at getting to know herself. On top of all that, we love that she sets the bar high and trusts that her goals will manifest by continuing to believe in highest self.

Monica is a graduate of Penn State University where she majored in Criminal Justice and minored in Sociology and Women’s Studies. While studying in university, she simultaneously led and won 3 national titles on the Lionette’s Dance Team. Since making her move out west, she has danced professionally for artists such as Justin Bieber, Gwen Stefani, Prince, Pharrell, Jennifer Lopez, Camila Cabello, Pitbull, Halsey and Jason Derulo. She has also performed on TV shows including The Grammys, The Voice, Liv & Maddie, Schooled, Girl Meets World and Dancing with the Stars. No matter what this girl does next… we know it will be great!

Monica is a creative soul with a go-getter attitude. She knows that she can do absolutely anything she sets her mind to. This lovely girl reminds us that no dream is ever too big and we must always go after what we want for our lives and encourage others to do the same. What we look up to the most about Monica is how she embodies powerfulness and kindness, fierceness and thoughtfulness. She is the ultimate example of a YGTGirl, and we are forever grateful for the path she is helping to pave by motivating all women to be brave, to have a voice and to share their light. Thank you Monica for being YOU!

Written by Alessia Rotino

Artwork by Chloe Bruderer (@chloeheartsart)

Artwork by Chloe Bruderer (@chloeheartsart)

We absolutely adore how you allow your fiery soul to shine through everything you do. Can you tell us how you’ve learned to harness your feminine power?

The way I truly learned to harness my own feminine power was by looking inward at myself and doing some serious self-care and self love renovating. For years, as many young women, I struggled with insecurities that ruled how I thought about almost everything. It took time to breakdown those poor qualities I held onto and rebuild the beautiful, fiery, feminine power I have now. Maintaining self love constantly, being surrounded by powerful girl friends, and knowing the outcome of happiness was going to be so much greater was really my motivation to continuing the journey to full feminine power.

What does being spiritual mean to you? What role has it played in your journey of self-discovery?

Being spiritual has played a major role in my journey to self-discovery. Without God or a belief of a higher power, how does one progress? We can only get so far on our own. I believe there is a greater power than me and that’s why I speak to it constantly. I manifest and give gratitude daily. The power of prayer or even just writing down your goals or what you’re grateful for each day can really go along way. She is listening always.

Why is it important for women to chase after their dreams? What has dreaming big taught you?

I believe it’s important for women to chase after their dreams because it’s an empowering moment when you dream of something and it comes to fruition. It’s magical honestly. Everyone deserves to experience that feeling and women breaking barriers is what we need more of in this world! Dreaming big has taught me that nothing is impossible when you have your mind set on it. If you can dream it, you can do it!

What do you think is the most important thing for young girls to hear right now? 

I believe the most important thing for young girls to hear right now is that things are always going to be unknown and uncomfortable at times, but just live for you in every moment and talk nicely to yourself. It matters. Stand up for what you believe in and always come from a place of love.

What’s your definition of a YGTGirl?

My definitely of a YGTGirl is someone who is loving and bold, fierce and kind, powerful and beautiful, inside and out fully embracing the woman she is or is growing into. A constant goal-getter!