We Broke Up (and it wasn’t a hot mess)!

Posted: April 16, 2018 by Shanelle

Typically… a breakup is a very personal topic. No one ever said we’re required to share our broken hearts with the world, but what about when your relationship is in the public eye? When you’ve shared those inside moments, you almost feel obligated to explain what happened. I mean- even look at this viral Facebook post I stumbled upon the other day: Sure, that’s just a cheeky representation of how our society perceives modern relationships…

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#BellLetsTalk: Violence Against Women Doesn’t Stop at Physical or Sexual Abuse… It’s Mental Too!

Posted: January 31, 2018 by Shanelle

Some of you may not know, but last year I ran for Miss Universe Canada. One of my sole reasons for running in such a high profile pageant was because I knew it gave me the platform to TALK about issues I was passionate about. One of those issues that I ended up being a strong advocate for was “Ending Violence Against Women” and speaking on behalf of the psychological aftermath of physical/mental/sexual abuse. I…

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How We Got The Promise Ring We Couldn’t Afford

Posted: December 14, 2017 by Shanelle

Promise Rings. They have always held a special place in my heart. I’ve always dreamed of being with a man who values them as much as I do. And when Michael brought up those two profound words… my heart melted. Knowing he wanted to show me that promise of love and commitment; I was even more confident that I found “the one”. But speaking of “the one”- what do you do when you find your perfect ring… but it’s not your perfect budget?

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