Author, Fashionista, Blogger, Mother, Daughter, Wife... These are just a few titles that belong to Glenda Harrison. Her blog, So What to Twenty! was born of her lifelong dream of touching lives through her writing.
While she writes about fashion, Glenda is first and foremost a storyteller. As is explained on her about page, her "real passion is reminding others of the importance of self-love and using one's God-given gifts and talents. Her blog inspires readers to view fashion as an all-encompassing vehicle and encourages women to explore their personal gifts, style, femininity, and, most importantly, inner beauty."
Recently, Glenda contributed Danger: High Voltage to Vibrant Nation.com. Read it if you wanna get shocked into choosing Electrifying outfits!
We caught up with Glenda and asked her these questions:
What makes you a Vibrant Woman?
This may sound strange, but I believe my vibrancy comes from my ability to be vulnerable. I'm not afraid of showing emotions, or being real. Realness is often such a hidden commodity in today's society - a society that glorifies the belief that you should be unable to penetrate. I'm not that way...I cry, I hurt, I laugh, I feel sad...I bleed. These things make me real. The vulnerability/realness gives me strength. There are no false pretenses, just Glenda. This makes me feel vibrant and so alive!
What’s the best advice you’ve ever gotten from another woman?
My mother was a master of this art and she always told me to do the same - "Smile, even when you're telling them off."
What’s your best “advice for life” for other women?
We all have our own unique butterfly wings, and with your wings - you can fly. Don't expect the wings from someone else to work on you, because they won't. I know this because I lived most of my life trying to live according to others idea for my life. I was extremely unhappy and in a dark place. Then I realized and began to use my own unique gifts...my butterfly wings, and oh how I Iove to fly.
What are you most proud of accomplishing?
I have a three-way tie!
- Mothering my two sons
- Launching and growing a not-for-profit in my mother's memory to support women fighting cancer, and
- Writing my first inspiration memoir - A Place Called Peace
What Vibrant woman do you most admire?
It was and always will be my beloved mother, Verlene Mixon. She fought cancer with such a beautiful spirit. Never have I witnessed bravery to that magnitude.