Two Babes Borrow A Pick Up Truck & Chase The Sun In Search of The Worlds White Desert

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If there were to be a track to this travel story it’s Rihanna’s Desperado — blaring from the windows of a white pickup truck speeding from California to New Mexico, in search of the entrancing gypsum dunes of White Sands Monument.

Gotta get up out of here 
And you ain’t leaving me behind
I know you won’t, ’cause we share common interests you
Need me, there ain’t no leaving me behind
Never know, no, both flying out of here yeah
Once we’re gone, ain’t no going back

The scenario was as such, seeking a change of pace from the urban sprawl of Los Angeles, two babes borrow a pick up, pack their bags, and chase the sun towards New Mexico. A dashboard littered with crystals and bunches of sage, the scene was perfectly set for an enlightened journey.

Desperado
Sitting in an old Monte Carlo
We’ve both had our hearts broken
Take it easy
I’m not trying to go against you
I can be a lone wolf fishing

The ivory sculpted sand dunes emit a vast mood of noiseless aloneness — the type of place where thoughts can multiply into the infinite space. Beginning as a two day trip, it quickly grew in added hours as they put home on pause for more days dancing in the dunes.

If you want
We could be runaways, running from 
And it’s out of luck
Yeah, yeah, there ain’t nothing
There ain’t nothing here for me
There ain’t nothing here for me anymore
I don’t wanna be alone

The wardrobe consisted only of bare feet, billowing white fabrics, eclectic jewels, and micro bikinis — all you need in a locale where the temps hit high of 100 in early spring. Dashing from the park rangers to shed their clothes and run free, they bounded over the sand hills, and under the sun’s rays for what felt like endless moments until the desert turned pink, then black with night, and it was time to return to California. 
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Self-Portraiture as Power: How I fell in Love with the Woman in the Photos

Self Portraiture as Power: How I fell in Love with the Woman in the Photos.

Self Portraiture as Power: How I fell in Love with the Woman in the Photos, now on VERITE WOMAN, Self Portrait, Photographer, Photography, Woman, Model, Fujifilm, VSCO Cam, photo editing, artist, creative, how to take a selfie, feminism, self love, how to love yourself, how to have self confidence, Instagram.
Words and photography by Michaela d’Artois.

We live in a selfie nation. Did you know that there’s a tactic of taking a photo called a fake selfie? In which someone else holds the camera for you but you extend your arm out as if it is, in fact, a momentary shot that you conjured yourself (with a go-go gadget arm length no less). Our fascination with this self-curated phenomenon seems endless. Yet self-portraiture gets a bad rep. It is easily seen as vapid to spend hours on the floor of your apartment, self-timer mode in full effect, being creative director to your own limbs. However, in a journey with the self as subject, I have found it to be one of the most liberating forms of creativity and expression I have yet to face as an artist. I would go as far to say that it has connected me deeper with who I am as a woman, and allowed me to fall in love the woman in the photos.

I have long been mystified by why we seek muses outside of ourselves. We’re told to look at yourself too long, or to focus on your own-ness is an illness of narcissism, yet narcissism is actually a mental state derived from fear of lacking.
Think of the most impactful female artists who have used themselves as the canvas for their work: Frida Kahlo, Cindy Sherman, Lois Mailou Jones, and my personal favorite Ana Mandieta. All of these women saw the most important study was themselves. If more people looked inward for inspiration rather than outward to those #LifeGoals, #BodyGoals, #CoupleGoals we swipe through daily, we would have more women living and breathing their truths.
Self Portraiture as Power: How I fell in Love with the Woman in the Photos, now on VERITE WOMAN, Self Portrait, Photographer, Photography, Woman, Model, Fujifilm, VSCO Cam, photo editing, artist, creative, how to take a selfie, feminism, self love, how to love yourself, how to have self confidence, Instagram.I hold the belief that when someone photographs you, they take a little part of you with each image captured. Their eye is requesting you to fit inside their vision, whether they mean to impose or not and once the still is shot you have very little control where that image will go, how the conversation around it will be formatted. When those photos go “live”, thousands, maybe millions of eyes take what they want from the photo. Whether the female gaze, male gaze or other gaze sees it, they are free to digest and judge it as they wish. If the thousands of years of art history prior to the life of Instagram tells us anything,
the female has always been a part of art’s context, however, she has had very little say on how she is portrayed and then viewed. We can never stop creepers from creeping, or subjects being objectified but we can structure the way She as Subject is being used.

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Fast forward a year into my journey, almost all the content I create is self-portraiture, and this project of documenting myself has been liberating, to say the least. With uninhibited freedom of working in solitude I am unaffected by the time it takes me to “get the shot” and the fearless to express my truest self. When I click through the photos I have taken, I see a woman comfortable in her body, in her space, in her sexuality — she is not trying to fit into someone else’s vision, or appease someone else’s gaze but she commands her own. I found myself falling in love with this woman’s vulnerability, she’s unrestrained, enjoying the flaws that make her real. I love the way the light catches the tiny sprinkling of hairs on her upper thighs, the way the soles of her feet are always dusty from running around her L.A. studio. I love the way that on any given day she could embody a million different women while still staying true to her self. I love that I am in control of how I am being portrayed, and it isn’t at the expense or direction of anyone else. I am so much more than my physical self, and through the photos, I create I can tell that story in a two-dimensional format.

As anything else, the more familiar we become with a subject, the more normalized it becomes to us. Through the act of photographing myself, I was liberated to get to know who I am and see myself objectively. It made me more comfortable in my skin. It made me more comfortable to see that from an outside perspective those little things that bug you about your surface “self” were really not apparent at all.
In the art of self-portraiture, we don’t all need to be Cindy Sherman’s. Part of the craft is self-discovery, and in a world where publishing just means sharing I realized these photos don’t have to go anywhere if I don’t want them to — they are first and foremost for me and no one else.

It’s the study of self.

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Amanda Holstein Built A Life Off Blogging, She Shares Her Best Biz Tips.

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When I first met Amanda Holstein she gave me advice on starting this little creative business here called Vérité Woman. Seems totally accurate for someone who has built blossoming career from a blog called Advice From a Twenty Something. It’s successful not just because she gives really, really good guidance, but due to her open book, hustlers mentality. She’s wise beyond her years in career, self-care, and internet-entrepeuneurship but the thing that makes her most approachable is she’s authentic in her “we’re all figuring it out”  approach. I wanted to share some of her nuggets of gold with you — whether you’re starting your own company, trying to get on top of those finances in 2018, or just love a good lady success story Amanda’s your go-to girl.

Vérité Woman: What were you doing career wise when you launched Advice From A Twenty Something?

Amanda Holstein: I was working for a media company/influencer network representing bloggers in the Women’s Lifestyle category. I actually had launched a different blog prior to Advice from a 20 Something when I first graduated from college. I was having trouble finding a career path I felt passionate about, so I launched that first blog simply as a creative outlet. That first blog introduced me to a whole new world and helped me land my job at the media company. From there, I was lucky enough to get to work with some of today’s most successful bloggers just as they were launching their careers (like Gal Meets Glam, The Everygirl, Design Sponge, sfgirlbybay, Glitter Guide, and many more). Getting an insider’s look at what made these blogs successful and what brands were looking for in a partner inspired me to launch Advice from a 20 Something with a more strategic plan in mind.

VW: What made you want to jump the 9-5 ship and go out on your own?

AH: The longer I worked for a 9-5 company while simultaneously running my blog, the more I realized how much more passionate I was about working on my own projects. I just didn’t feel that same passion for the job I was doing, even though it was very much related to my blog. I just loved the ownership of running my own website. The effort I put in was directly associated with the results, and I really loved that. I was also never a fan of the arbitrary expectations of working for a 9-5 company. Getting in at a certain time, staying at the same desk all day, and leaving late enough to show your commitment — I hated all of that. It didn’t inspire me or even allow me to do my best work.

VW: How did you know you were ready to go freelance?

AH: It’s funny because I always said my goal with my blog was never to go full time. But what I realized was that I was just afraid that if I went full time, I might fail. Once I realized that fear was the only thing holding me back from doing it, it was a total wake up call. I did not want to let fear control my life so I said f*ck it and decided to take the plunge. I did it slowly, first by working part-time at a startup and part-time on my blog. But eventually, it became more and more clear that my passion for my blog was growing and once I felt comfortable enough financially, I made the jump.

VW: What are your key tactics for being financially smart in your business and in your personal life?

AH: I would say being financially smart is always something I’m working on perfecting. But I do keep track of everything when it comes to my business in google spreadsheets and that helps a ton. Every campaign, when it’s paid, etc. Keeping this type of data is helpful in so many ways. I can look back at see what I made this time last year and that helps me plan ahead, since income fluctuates monthly in the freelance world. Besides keeping track of everything, I really take the time to think about where I want to spend my money and if it’s worthwhile. For example, the first year I went freelance I decided to spend my money on a photographer, The second year, I felt it was necessary to invest in a full redesign. Those decisions were definitely worthwhile, but only because I made them at the right time.

Amanda Holstein Built A Life Off Blogging, She Shares Her Best Biz Tips. | VERITE WOMAN, Advice from a twenty something, Amanda Holstein, SF, Blogger, How to make a living off of blogging, Boss lady tips, how to start an online business, Photography, depression, mental health, how to deal with depression.VW: You share so many wonderful career and finance tips on your blog, can you tell us about some tools you’ve found that keep you on track?

AH: I use Quickbooks and I absolutely love it! It’s super helpful for tracking my income & expenses. Getting a separate credit card for my business expenses was incredibly helpful as well because I could track all of my business purchases in one place.

VW: Are you a written calendar or phone calendar girl?

AH: Phone! Which is funny because I write everything down on paper — notes, lists, you name it. But when it comes to my calendar, I like the simplicity of using my phone.

VW: I know all too well that when you’re hustling your own endeavor you’ve got your hands in everything from content creation to the tiny admin details — how do you stay focused on the tasks at hand?

AH: That’s definitely something I’m constantly working on. It’s really about prioritizing and planning out what you’re going to work on each day. It’s so important to step back and see the bigger picture before deciding where to spend my time. One thing I’ve been trying recently is to assign each day of the week to a different category. So Monday’s I focus on social, Tuesday’s is blog content, Wednesday’s is all campaign focused, Thursday’s are for affiliate strategy, and Friday is reserved for admin stuff. Now I definitely don’t stick to this exclusively, but it’s a nice way to get my mind focused on my main priority that day.

VW: Tell us your favorite ways to decompress after a long week!

AH: Hiking! I’ve actually been starting my days off with a hike each morning, and it’s been such a great way to clear my mind. I’m also a huge napper and can’t resist a lazy Netflix day!Amanda Holstein Built A Life Off Blogging, She Shares Her Best Biz Tips. | VERITE WOMAN, Advice from a twenty something, Amanda Holstein, SF, Blogger, How to make a living off of blogging, Boss lady tips, how to start an online business, Photography, depression, mental health, how to deal with depression.

VW: What do you think of all this Millennial work ethic talk? Do you think the stereotypes ring true?

AH: I think there’s a pretty clear divide in that Millennials have gone in one of two ways. Some have seen influencers become wildly successful in a short amount of time and believe that success is instantaneous. I receive messages all the time asking how to monetize a blog that hasn’t even launched yet. However, I believe there is another group of Millennials who see the opportunity they have to create the career they want. I think seeing this wave of freelancers, startups, and and self-employed girl bosses has inspired many to go after what they want, knowing that it’s hard work and enjoying the grind.

VW: Are there any books that have changed the way you work/ think?

AH: Yes, for sure! I read The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life and that was super helpful in getting me to refocus on what’s truly important to me and to take some of the unnecessary pressure off of myself. I also really enjoy Jess Lively’s Podcast, The Lively Show. She talks a lot about living in alignment and listening to your intuition. I highly recommend it! To be honest, the biggest thing that has changed the way I work/think is therapy. It’s one of those experiences that can’t be replaced by books or podcasts and can have long-term effects on the way you think and live your life.Amanda Holstein Built A Life Off Blogging, She Shares Her Best Biz Tips. | VERITE WOMAN, Advice from a twenty something, Amanda Holstein, SF, Blogger, How to make a living off of blogging, Boss lady tips, how to start an online business, Photography, depression, mental health, how to deal with depression.

VW: You’ve been candid and transparent with your followers about your struggle with depression — your openness to talk about it was beneficial for me and I’m sure so many others — and I’m wondering how you keep focused and moving forward when you’re feeling bouts of anxiety, or depression?

AH: Dealing with depression while owning our own business is definitely not easy, but what I’ve learned is to try and show myself some compassion. Rather than getting down on myself about not being productive when I’m already feeling depressed, I try to just wait it out and give myself a break. I know I’m not going to do my best work when I’m in a depressed state. My head gets cloudy, that negative voice gets really strong, and it’s just not worth struggling through those feelings just to get some work done. I try to remind myself that my health needs to come first, and mental health is part of that. I’ve also found that talking about my experience with depression openly with my readers has helped a lot. It not only makes me realize that I’m the only one putting the pressure on myself, but also reminds me that I’m definitely not alone in what I’m going through.Amanda Holstein Built A Life Off Blogging, She Shares Her Best Biz Tips. | VERITE WOMAN, Advice from a twenty something, Amanda Holstein, SF, Blogger, How to make a living off of blogging, Boss lady tips, how to start an online business, Photography, depression, mental health, how to deal with depression.

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The Wanderess Teaches How to Travel to Lisbon…Alone.

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THE WORLD WITH LIGHT FEET, OPEN HEARTS
& PURPOSEFUL ACTIONS.

The Wanderess Teaches How to Travel to Lisbon...Alone. Now on Verite Published --- Bairro Alto, Lisbon, Portugal, Travel, How to Travel Alone, Europe, Instagram, VSCO, Photography.
Photos & Words by Lindsay Van Cantfort


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When I was about 12, my grandmother gave me some of the best advice I have ever received, she said “you are going to go to bed with you every night for the rest of your life… you better like that person or what is the point?” That is why I travel alone. You learn the most when you travel alone. You get to know you again, you meet people but also, you meet yourself. Remembering what you like, what you don’t like, how to make friends, how to be lonely, and how to be brave.

I chose Lisbon on a whim, I’d heard it was cheap and beautiful. I knew I was going to read books, drink copious amounts of $2 wine, wander around ordering a cheese plate at every cafe I went to. I wanted to see Sintra, with its sprawling castles, I wanted to hear Fado and get scolded for chatting to loud, I wanted to wander the steep hills looking for the perfect espresso, sun burn my legs,  and drink a beer with an old man on the water front. To have my birthday alone in a foreign country. Portugal was perfect: the people, the language, the food, it felt like a little secret the rest of the world hadn’t discovered yet.

I know how lucky I am to be able to travel at all, not to mention alone. Those experiences come with a long list of stories, stories that I won’t trade for a thing. Freedom and a free spirit are some of my  favorite qualities in a person. When I board a plane alone, I feel that free spirit and a little better about “going to bed with myself every night.”

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France on Film: A Look Into Provincial France as a Lifestyle.

France on Film: A Look Into Provincial France as a Lifestyle. NOW ON VERITE PUBLISHED --- France, Travel, Wander, Wanderlust, Film, photography, Lyon, Provincial, Style, Fashion, Lifestyle, Travel Guide. France on Film: A Look Into Provincial France as a Lifestyle. NOW ON VERITE PUBLISHED --- France, Travel, Wander, Wanderlust, Film, photography, Lyon, Provincial, Style, Fashion, Lifestyle, Travel Guide. France on Film: A Look Into Provincial France as a Lifestyle. NOW ON VERITE PUBLISHED --- France, Travel, Wander, Wanderlust, Film, photography, Lyon, Provincial, Style, Fashion, Lifestyle, Travel Guide.It’s noon on the dot — although there’s no watch weighing down my wrist, I know this because the town’s belle tower is emitting a vibration that fills the air, and shakes the streets. It’s the sound that signifies so many things. Time for repose, time for a warm tarte, time for the farmer’s market to pack up and return to their own family’s table. I’m reminded that it seems the only thing I ever do in this country is eat, sleep, repeat. It’s appropriate to have a glass of rosé at this hour, and so my siesta is heavy and often lasts well into the late afternoon. I hardly feel guilty, I’m on vacation, and plus the streets are practically barren during these hours anyways. Back home I don’t prepare meals other than the random dinner. I throw things on a cutting board, wolf them down, get back to my keyboard. Here there are days when we prepare extensive salads of fresh produce, burrata, thick with balsamic. Others we purchase fresh ravioli from the Italian’s at the market. When boiled they become much larger than we ever could have anticipated but we gorge ourselves silly on them. And then there’s bread, there’s always the warm bread from the baker just down the street. We plan to get there early so we can snatch up the best baguettes before the working crowd. I’ve stayed so many days in this town that I begin to recognize faces. Not just the vibrant blonde girl that serves our morning cappuccinos, but during these mid-day hours as people flood from their offices on to the cobble stones. It almost makes me think I live here. France on Film: A Look Into Provincial France as a Lifestyle. NOW ON VERITE PUBLISHED --- France, Travel, Wander, Wanderlust, Film, photography, Lyon, Provincial, Style, Fashion, Lifestyle, Travel Guide. France on Film: A Look Into Provincial France as a Lifestyle. NOW ON VERITE PUBLISHED --- France, Travel, Wander, Wanderlust, Film, photography, Lyon, Provincial, Style, Fashion, Lifestyle, Travel Guide. France on Film: A Look Into Provincial France as a Lifestyle. NOW ON VERITE PUBLISHED --- France, Travel, Wander, Wanderlust, Film, photography, Lyon, Provincial, Style, Fashion, Lifestyle, Travel Guide. France on Film: A Look Into Provincial France as a Lifestyle. NOW ON VERITE PUBLISHED --- France, Travel, Wander, Wanderlust, Film, photography, Lyon, Provincial, Style, Fashion, Lifestyle, Travel Guide. France on Film: A Look Into Provincial France as a Lifestyle. NOW ON VERITE PUBLISHED --- France, Travel, Wander, Wanderlust, Film, photography, Lyon, Provincial, Style, Fashion, Lifestyle, Travel Guide.There’s more than a handful of reasons why I come back here every summer. One being for now it’s easier than the paperwork for a work visa. But truly it’s because there’s a lifestyle here that reminds one what the core of joy itself is in such a tumultuous time: our loved ones, delicious dishes, and moments of meditation on beauty.

Find our guide to the coolest French locales that aren’t Paris here.
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