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.

Tuesday, November 07, 2017

Who Really Cares About Being Pretty?! Not Me

This picture will get a lot of likes on social media, I know and it's kind of sad too because pictures of me actually doing worth wild things, challenging things, like sparring and hitting the heavy bag don't get a lot of likes.  People are superficial like that.  And well I'm well aware that "likes" don't mean anything in the bigger picture, it does and it doesn't because when you're a sponsored athlete or an entrepreneur, investors DO look at social media and they do use it to make a judgement call on who you are and what you're about.

Skin gets the attention.  I refuse to be one of those pretty girls who just brings looks to the table so I only cared to show a glimpse of me in a bikini here.  Pretty is so temporary, so superficial.  It doesn't move mountains or break down stereotypes.  It doesn't pave the way for the next generation with better equal rights or human rights.  It's only a distraction from bigger, more important things.  It's such a cliche.
I posted this one today on my social media as well.  And while it got it's share of "likes", it definitely didn't compare to the attention brought on by the bikini attention.  Do you know, I had several fans see that picture and then reach out to me.  One claimed I was the love of his life while another sent a picture of himself blowing a kiss to me and one sent me a "man part" picture.  Ya, I think I'll ditch the skin pictures if this the feedback I get from it.  Wow.

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