Women Celebrating Women
The word inspire is defined as the act of filling someone with the urge or ability to do something, and here in Chattanooga, we have no shortage of incredible women who motivate those around them day in and day out.
Whether they intentionally set out to be a role model or random acts of kindness are simply in their DNA, these women are making the world a better place. Read on to learn more about the individuals who encourage others to be the best version of themselves, told by those they inspired most.
Mallory Huffstetler, Inspired by Laura Ter Beek
Laura and I first connected through Instagram because we both work in the beauty industry, and I had just moved to Chattanooga. At that point, I knew very few people in the city, but one day Laura reached out and asked me to get coffee. I was so excited to have my first friend and connection in the city. After coffee with Laura, I felt so impressed, motivated, and inspired! She genuinely wants to see change in our industry and has a plan of action to make those positive changes.
We often talk about how working in the beauty industry is very taxing on our bodies. We’d both grown up and began our careers in a “hustle culture” mindset; it’s been very easy to slip into an unhealthy lifestyle of taking care of everyone but ourselves. Just by being a friend of Laura’s and following her guidance, I’ve learned how to give myself the care my mind and body so desperately needed after neglecting myself for so long.
I am so thankful for Laura and the connection we have created. I’m so inspired by her positive outlook and the changes she’s making not only in our community via education and wellness retreats, but also by the knowledge she shares on Instagram with people all around the country. I feel lucky to know her!