As the story has it, one day I headed to the opposite side of the globe – the Flipside. I arrived in Korea on February 16th, 2005 and thought I’d do a year, then leave. I went from being some random foreign girl to taking on labels I never imagined – university professor, film extra, professional boxer, reality TV star, CEO of my own girls-only fitness company (Flipside Fitness), CEO of my own boxing club (Hulk's Club, formerly known as Hulk's Boxing), and now I'm launching my 3rd business -- Empowered Clubhouse.

After 11.5yrs in Korea, I then picked up one day and returned to Toronto, Canada. But then I left again. This time it was for the Philippines. That's where I am now, living in the land of the happy people. The struggles are real and the struggles are many but I'm living life on my terms, I'm calling the shots, and I'm doing what I love. Life is an amazing adventure and this is my story of yesterday.

Friday, October 06, 2017

Empowered Women Uniting... Friday, October 6

I'm suffering from food poisoning.  Second time for me here in the Philippines but thank God it's not as bad as the first time... holy hallelujah for that!!!  I'm not too sure what I got it from but I definitely got it.  Life still goes on though and I can't afford to stop while this passes so I crossed my fingers, put my big girl panties on and headed out the door for my business meeting. 

I had a much-anticipated meeting with the Athletics Director of the Philippines Women's University out in BGC with my partner, Coach Farah.  We discussed with her the idea of doing a pro-bono boot camp for her students.  

Later on in the evening I was contacted regarding another awesome opportunity for Empowered.  They want to sit down with me to discuss possibly volunteering at a women's correctional, a drug rehab facility.  They also touched briefly upon getting involved with an advocacy for battered women and that's something that I would really love to be involved with.  It ALL is actually but I've never done a drug in my life and helping battered women touches home for me, a little too home but I know I have a story that could inspire them.  

Big things are happening for Empowered, I can feel it and I see it more and more.  The attention it's getting, the reaction it's stirring up and the fact that outside companies, organizations and people are approaching us about us connecting with them is amazing.  It reassures me 100% that what we're doing is going to change lives.  

The plan now is to create a long list of other women-focused organizations we can approach and get involved in.  Empowered women empower women and I'm going to push this forward and make it such a reality that even the media will be quoting me on that one.

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