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.

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Next Level... Wednesday, August 14

The other week I had put it out there for people to know that my company, Empowered, will be accepting clothing donations year round.  Today someone dropped off a donation.  And it wasn't just someone and it wasn't just any donation.  It was from one of my fighters and it was boxes upon boxes of gently used clothes.  She had dropped them off while I was busy coaching one of my fighters and so when I opened the door to say goodbye there they were.

Now I have the fun of sorting it all out, a "problem" I feel more than blessed to have.

Honestly, I was so taken back by the donation that moments after I snapped that picture of me beside them, I started to get teary eyed.  The Lil' Sistas mean so much to me, they make me want to be a better person.  And in coaching them and planning more stuff for them, it's been really awesome to see who has stepped up to helping me out with them.  I currently have someone working on the admin paperwork with getting them a few used computers donated and one of fighters offered to help me deliver all these clothes to the two separate locations.  My rugby teammates have offered to be Big Sistas for my Girls Nite In idea I proposed to the Center of Hope and many of them have purchased hoodies or caps to help fund the Lil' Sistas Project.  

Things are going really good with the Lil' Sistas Project.  Now to make it better, make it awesome.

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