Meet our Woman of the Week, @claudiarupcich ❤️ Claudia is a journalist and new mom dedicated to providing much-needed representation in the media while also inspiring women along the way.
Q: What is your favorite thing about being a woman today?
A: Well, everything! But I recently became a mom (have an adorable 7-month-old named Luca) and THAT has been the most rewarding, fulfilling experience of my life. It's shown me how badass women are. The shifts we go through--physically, mentally & emotionally, all while balancing our relationships, work and motherhood. It's incredible. It makes me feel like I can conquer the world. I also love that there's an awesome community of women looking to support and elevate each other. We need more of that!
Q:What are you doing to promote and empower woman?
A: I try to be a source of positivity and encouragement to those around me. I want my words and actions to lift other women up. As a journalist, I aim to cover stories of women doing amazing things in our community. Representation matters. And hopefully sharing these stories can inspire other women too.
Q: What is your word? The word that gets you amped up, that empowers you?
A: Balance. It applies to everything in my life--work, exercise, relationships, food, etc. I'm happiest when I strike a balance in these things. I can get so hyper focused on something, I forget to enjoy the little things. Gotta slow down, have fun and soak up the present.
Q: If you could tell all women out there one thing, what would it be?
A:Theodore Roosevelt said, "Comparison is the thief of joy. " Oh, how true this is. We have to stop comparing ourselves to others, ESPECIALLY on social media. Everything online is curated. Remember, Instagram is usually just a ("best of") snippet of someone's life. We're all just trying to do our best. Focus on you and what makes you happy. Be healthy. Be present. Be yourself. <3