Vanessa Mateu

HOW DID YOU IDENTIFY YOUR PASSION AND THE WORK THAT SATISFIED YOU VERSUS WORK THAT JUST PAID THE BILLS?

For me I realized it when I got excited about working with people and seeing the results in their healing. When your passion is rewarding and it becomes fulfilling that is truly satisfying.

WHO WILL ETERNALLY BE A WOMAN YOU ADMIRE AND RESPECT, AND WHY?
There are so many wonderful women, in fact my list is long. These women have come into my life and shared there wisdom, love and support. These beautiful lights are the women within our community who are also light workers, mothers and women who are committed to holding space for one another.

IN LIGHT OF YOUR UNDERSTANDING OF OUR HASHTAG #WHYITRIBE, WHY DO YOU THINK IT IS IMPORTANT TO CELEBRATE WHO WE ALREADY ARE TODAY?

It’s important to celebrate who we are today because we are creating new roots;
A gathering of the tribes so to speak. One without a social division in a traditional society consisting of families or communities linked by social, economic, religious, or blood ties. And its a time where we are embracing culture and dialect and so much more. We are the woman paving the way for our children future.

NAME A TIME RECENTLY WHEN YOU SAID SOMETHING GOOD ABOUT YOURSELF/HOW DID THAT MAKE YOU FEEL?

I have learned to put love into me everyday. I tell myself, I love you and look how far you’ve come. You are strong, wise and worthy daily on a daily basis. These are the tools for empowering ourselves and one another.

WHY DO YOU THINK WOMEN SHY AWAY FROM CELEBRATING OR PRAISING THEMSELVES SO MUCH?

It’s not been encouraged in our society but that is changing.

HOW DO YOU OVERCOME THE TENDENCY TO DISCREDIT COMPLIMENTS YOU ARE GIVEN?

By being present. And even if you might not be comfortable with a compliment, receive it by saying, “Thank You”.

HOW DOES SOCIETY REINFORCE THE IDEA THAT WE, AS WOMEN, ARE NOT ENOUGH AND HOW CAN WE
TAKE THAT POWER BACK?

Society had been pretty brutal on woman and in recent history as well. But it’s up to us as a collective to love ourselves more and know we are worthy of happiness, health, connection and love.

WHY IS THE TRIBE MOVEMENT IMPORTANT?

THE TRIBE Movement is not just important but it is essential as we move forward. We are here now as woman at a huge turning point in history! We are all gathering now as women for healing, understating and communication. This is the only way. And it’s happening!! I feel we must take time to celebrate each other and celebrate what each of of us has to offer and bring to our sisterhood.

Occupation: Holistic Healer

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