However you found me, I am most grateful.  As a girl, I walked a  zig-zag path to self-acceptance, living with a visible chronic illness since age 3, and hiding from almost any spotlight shining my direction.

And now, I have stepped into my visibility and voice.

As a woman, I have been fortunate to speak on many stages, including TEDxMIA, Arthritis Today and The Raw Beauty Project, among others. I strive to be a beacon and role model for anyone who is struggling to overcome their blocks — physical or mental, self-imposed or external — whatever is slowing you down.  I will help you learn to discover the beauty in your “flaws”.

Thank you for joining me on this journey!

Shelly at TEDxMIA, September 2011
Shelly at TEDxMIA, September 2011

Find your SELF, find your love.