Isolation is NOT easy.
We all experienced it to some degree or another during lockdown. Friends and family became just a face on a screen, and long-distance relationships took on a whole new meaning. While cities are beginning to open up again, many people still struggle with feeling alone and are longing for connection.
But GIRL, despite how it feels, one thing that COVID cannot take from us is COMMUNITY. I know that seems crazy, but with all the technology we have at our fingertips there are still ways to find community when we’re forced to be alone (beyond Facetiming your friends).
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Kayla Boyd, Buzzfeed shopping editor and curvy blogger, has never not forged her OWN path!
Dreaming up her own major in college, and spending her entire life in Michigan, Kayla had SERIOUS goals for herself. So it’s no surprise she set her post-grad eyes on New York City!
After completing her masters in art journalism at Syracuse University and TWO internships in the city, Kayla was hired by a small publication as a lifestyle reporter. Her dream FINALLY felt alive as she wrote about everything from body positivity to Kardashian news.
But getting into the groove of New York City life was difficult for Kayla. With a mice-infested apartment and 5+ roommates, it took her a LONG time to feel comfortable there! But over time NYC grew on her (I mean, how could it not?). Her next career move took her to the commerce team on The Today Show, which quickly led to her current job at Buzzfeed as the shopping editor.
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Despite the CRAZINESS 2020 has thrown EVERYONE, when I reflect on 2020 I honestly can’t be anything but thankful. OF COURSE I’m NOT thankful for COVID and other tragedies plaguing our world, but as I’ve mentioned MANY times before…I’m eternally grateful for the growth 2020 has brought both me AND Ditch the Clique.
Narrowing down that thankfulness is hard though! From financial security to my family and friends remaining relatively healthy throughout the pandemic, I have SO much to be thankful for. However, I think the cherry on top of my gratitude is definitely having access to an empowering and inspiring COMMUNITY! I mean, my community is who keeps me going in times (and YEARS) like 2020!
I’ve been blessed to have an incredible community of women surrounding me most of my life but this year….this COMMUNITY is different….
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Okay I admit, I’ve been keeping a secret…
Since launching Ditch the Clique in 2019, I’ve received incredible feedback from a diverse group of women requesting MORE! Following each in-person or online event, women repeatedly ask for more connection and more inspiration BEYOND the event. So (of course) I listened, and have spent the past few months creating EXACTLY what women (just like you) want and need…
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