The Believe Project
While competing in Taekwon-Do World Championships, I wanted to document every step of my journey. Sharing my story with others sparked a movement which became the Believe Project. I am passionate about inspiring individuals to strive to be their best selves, confident and kind. To anchor these messages in talks at schools and events, I designed and sell “Believe” hoodies, bracelets, socks, and posters. Most recently, my wholehearted involvement within the community has been recognized with a Canada 150 Inspiration Award.
BE PASSIONATE. BE CONFIDENT. BE YOU.
While competing, I made hoodie with the word "believe" on the front, "Canada" on the sleeve, and "www.ikicklikeagirl.com" on the Back. I trained, ate, slept, sweat, and cried in that hoodie, and it became noticeable in all my competitions, and community events that I attended. Eventually, people wanted one just like mine, so I started selling them and they took off! I expanded to inspirational bracelets and posters, and "believe" socks as well. What I didn't know, was that people outside the Taekwon-Do world would buy them as well. I was humbled by the positive feedback about my hoodies, brand and the message that I was trying to spread.
This inspired me to start the Believe Project. The motto is to: Be PASSIONATE, Be CONFIDENT, Be YOU. I have spoken at over 20 events sharing my message and hope to continue to share my story with others.