In our view, values and principles are the foundation upon which our lives, careers and relationships are built. So, we asked folks we admire to open up to us about the values and principles that matter most to them.

HADEE. | Musician/Model/Actor

As an artist, I feel that transparency in all your work is something that cannot be compromised. With how mentally constrictive things can be nowadays, I find that genuineness can be quite refreshing. Furthermore, it seems that a creative is required to be vulnerable to fully phone in on the thoughts that allow them to bring their vision to fruition. One has to be fully prepared to be met with varying opinions on their work, thus it is only more so important that they complete their art with honesty and conviction. Read more>>

Heidi Greenwood | CampestreMAG & Esquina Bottle Shop Founder

Diversity has always been important to me. As an Asian woman in the wine world, I have seen firsthand how important it is to have a variety of voices and perspectives represented. I believe that supporting small local businesses is one of the best ways to create lasting change. By supporting these people and businesses, we can help to create a more equitable and sustainable economy. And by supporting women-owned businesses, we can help to empower women and create a more balanced and fair world. I believe that we can all learn from and benefit from each other’s experiences. Read more>>

Ji Bowlus | Soul-Care Advocate and Energy Healer

At Take Care Space, our beliefs are as follows: — Love starts from within and everyone is worthy. — Size matters only when it comes to heart and spirit. — Diversity, inclusivity and acceptance drives everything we do. — Beauty is found in all shapes, colors, and sizes. — Kindness, compassion, and empathy can change the world. — Life is about taking care of ourselves, each other and our planet. — Soul-care is community care. Read more>>

Jena Huynh | Hair & Makeup Artist

The most important value(s) and principle(s) that matter to me are consistency, authenticity, resiliency, persistence, and hard work. I always believed in being able to do anything you want in life, if you just believe in yourself and put your mind to it. My personal goal is to not just be good, but be great at everything I do. I’ve always been ambitious in life, wanting to make a difference in this world, be a leader, and follow my dreams. Read more>>