Last week I had the opportunity to attend the Social Stylin’ Roundtable for U by Kotex Get With Generation Know campaign. Generation Know dares to change and challenge the world’s view on periods, vaginas, and females in general. Kotex ambassadors Dr. Vanessa Schick and Kat Lazo led the discussion about everything under the sun.

The day began with breakfast and hair and makeup by The House of Makeup. We were in full glam mode especially with our awesome eyelashes. After our glam session, it was time for the photo shoot. The photographer AJ was so funny and it was great shooting with him.

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After the morning rundown, we set up for the reason we all gathered together that day, to have girl talk. This was such an amazing experience. The panel consisted of 12 bloggers (Caitlin Boyle-moderator) and 2 Kotex Ambassadors (Dr. Vanessa Schick and Kat Lazo). Although it was a little nerve racking with the camera, we covered so many topics from the media’s portrayal of women, the role of social media and self-image, the myths behind periods, and so much more. I don’t think I’ve said the word vagina so much ever in life! It was a little strange at first, but by lunch the strange feeling had subsided. It was great to talk and share our ideas without any fears or judgment. We shared our most embarrassing stories and even the nicknames that we have for vaginas. Thanks to Oprah, va-jay-jay, is very popular.

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After our roundtable discussion we had an amazing three-course luncheon. It began with a Mediterranean chopped salad that looked to good to eat, but we all know that bloggers love to eat. Next, for the non-vegetarians, we had grilled brussels sprouts, grilled chicken breast, and scalloped potatoes. Lastly, for dessert we had a chocolate caramel pastry with blueberries. Just thinking about the food makes me want to find the chef who created such delectable dishes.

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Once lunch we finished lunch, instagramming photos from our lunch, and catching up on social media, we had small group discussions to go further in to the conversation. We continued talking about busting myths, breaking the silence, and changing the message surrounding the female body and periods. These interviews were very candid and heart felt.

Busting Mythis with Sherrell, Erin, Daniel, Caitlin, and Dr. Vanessa

Busting Mythis with Sherrell, Erin, Daniel, Caitlin, and Dr. Vanessa

One thing that I took away from this day was the need to keeping the youth informed. Many girls find out information about their bodies from their peers or the media. Often times, this information is incorrect and misleading. We need to take more of a proactive approach with sharing our knowledge with the younger generation. It is a terrible feeling going around misinformed, so to protect the younger generation and ourselves we have to SPEAK UP and SPEAK OUT. We can’t be afraid to talk about what was once a taboo topic. That is the only way to break the silence. We have to share our knowledge and change the stigma surrounding females, vaginas, periods and more.


Brand Statement U by Kotex Brand is committed to empowering girls to change the way the world thinks about periods and vaginas through Generation Know, the first generation of girls comfortable asking questions, gaining real knowledge and spreading information about their health and bodies to others. To get the facts, learn how to make a difference and get a free Generation Know bracelet to symbolize your commitment, visit For every girl that joins, U by Kotex brand will donate to Girls For A Change to continue to create change.


Disclosure: Compensation was provided by U by Kotex® via Glam Media.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of U by Kotex®.



These three looks feature classic pieces that have been in major rotation in my wardrobe. Picture 1: Black Riding Boots Picture 2: Coctail Dress Picture 3: Black Maxi Skirt

As you get older you begin to mature and look at life from a different perspective. This may not be the case for everyone, but this definitely applies to my life. I have a confession to make…I used to be a binge shopper. I used to be a shopaholic. I know this is the case for many women, and some people do not even consider this a problem but it was for me.

While in college and a few years after I graduated I would spend my hard earned money on clothes and accessories. I wasn’t concerned with saving or paying any major bills because I “lived for the moment.” I would always end up at the mall and go from store to store racking up on all of the latest trends. Whenever I was going to a party or to dinner I would HAVE to buy a new outfit. Repeating looks was not my M.O. So I shopped, and I shopped, and I shopped. I would waste so much money on trends or things that I would wear only once. As I sit here and write this post, I think about all the money I could have saved and trips I could have taken if I was more responsible.

I guess this comes with growing up; you recognize your mistakes and you make better decisions. So out with the old and in with the new! I have learned to become a savvier shopper. I plan my purchases carefully. I’ve found that my wardrobe is more polished now that I plan my purchased. Before, my closet used to be filled with trends. I would have pieces that I wore once and never wanted to wear again. I would shop on impulse and end up wasting money because I would never wear some of the pieces. Now that I have a more defined style, I find buying pieces a lot easier. Also I can help my clients define their personal style and avoid making the same mistakes that I did.

 Breaking my binge shopping habit was one of the best things that I could have done. My OLD ways of shopping were not healthy or productive. Now with my NEW found perspective my fashionable life is a lot less complicated.

What OLD habits have you broke? How were you made NEW?

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