Life as a New York City Photographer with Victoria Saperstein

Life as a New York City Photographer with Victoria Saperstein

Victoria LOVES photography. 

Since high school, she’s been known as the girl with the camera, and despite some devastating losses, has turned her passion into a full-time career!

Victoria works as a fashion, lifestyle, and product photographer based in Dallas, Texas, but (just like any good romcom), her story begins in New York City…

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6 Ways to Find Community and Connection When You’re Alone

6 Ways to Find Community and Connection When You’re Alone

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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Best Inspiring Instagram Accounts to Follow

Best Inspiring Instagram Accounts to Follow

Instagram can be an exhausting place. If I spend too long scrolling, I’m left feeling drained, empty, and oftentimes… jealous. I catch myself comparing myself to other people, and it’s hard to stop. That’s why it’s so important to interrupt that endless feed with some inspiring content. 

But what should you look for in an inspiring account?

I try to ask myself these 3 questions:

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How we celebrate Galentine’s Day….

How we celebrate Galentine’s Day….

It’s February! And let’s be real…you likely either love or hate the “month of love”.

To be honest with you, over the years I’ve spent a lot of time digging deep into this one. Because as someone who struggles around the Christmas holiday season, I find it important to empathize with and support those who see holiday months as a challenge rather than a celebration. And through my “research” I’ve found one MAJOR commonality which leads me to ask…


Do those who dislike the month of love struggle to like themselves?

OKAY I know that sounds harsh, but before you stop reading PLEASE hear me out!

Think about it…a lot of people who dislike February struggle because of feeling incomplete or less than on Valentine’s Day. They battle feelings of loneliness and begin to believe the lie that they don’t measure up and are unworthy of love. And in return of feeling unloved, they fall of out love with themselves. And where love doesn’t live…hate does. But GIRL whether you love or hate February (and for whatever reason you love or hate it), I’m here to remind you:

YOU ARE COMPLETE.
YOU ARE NOT ALONE.
YOU DO MEASURE UP.
YOU ARE WORTHY.

YOU. ARE. LOVED.

And GIRL, YOU deserve to love YOU!

To give you the resources YOU need to celebrate YOU, Ditch the Clique is hosting a FREE virtual Galentine’s Day event in partnership with Figleaves this Saturday February 13th at 11am EST! And to give you a glimpse into the body positive, connective conversation we’ll be having at Saturday’s event, we teamed up with Figleaves to create a photo shoot overflowing with selflove and REAL bodies!

GIRL if YOU are ready to celebrate YOU and YOUR body with a community of inspiring and empowering women this Galetine’s Day, RSVP to our FREE virtual event HERE! You’ll leave with resources empowering you to love the skin you’re in AND with an exclusive Galentine Goodie Bag too! I promise, you will never regret celebrating YOU!

OH & sending a special thank you to our friends at Figleaves for sponsoring this event and photoshoot! I and ALL the ladies at Ditch the Clique always feel our most confident in our favorite Figleaves items! There’s just something about wearing a bra that’s for EVERYBODY!

And GIRL, if you want MORE of THIS (this being a community of women inspiring and empowering you RIGHT WHERE YOU ARE while you go after your DREAM life), join Ditch the Clique COMMUNITY today!

who is Rachel?

Rachel K. Grim is the Brooklyn New York based blogger, speaker, and empowerHER behind the event series and online community Ditch the Clique. In 2019 Rachel launched Ditch the Clique to empower REAL women of all ages, races, sizes, and careers with goal-getting resources to live the life they dream! When she’s not scheming new ways to grow the Ditch the Clique COMMUNITY, Rachel can be found eating and shopping her way through New York City, traveling abroad, or watching binge-worthy reality television (with a glass of prosecco in hand, of course)!  

Follow Rachel @rachelkgrim