November 18, 2018
Modern Muse | Budding Entrepreneur Amelie Vuong
What first caught our attention about Amelie Vuong was the absolutely gorgeous jewelry from her line Beads by Boo she was selling at a recent event we attended. Imagine our pleasant surprise when we realized that the talent behind the beautifully designed earrings and necklaces worn on patrons walking by was from an 11-year-old girl!
We just had to visit with this little wonder and were impressed by everything about her. The more we spoke with her and her proud mom Uyen, her biggest supporter, the more we learned just how perfectly she embodied UGauGrrl’s mission. Read on to learn more and shop at her store for some awesome holiday gifts!
September 10, 2018
Teaching my son to “break borders and build bonds” in the age of women
My son Ellis just turned one last month. It’s an exciting time for my husband and me as we get to know our little man and shape the person that he is becoming.
As a mother, I’ve reflected more and more as he grows up on how I can raise a child who understands and takes away from the mission behind UGauGrrl. To, as a boy and eventually a man, recognize the special gifts women and girls bring to the world, be inspired by that and empower them to share those gifts with the world. Read more
June 4, 2018
Modern Muse | Wonder Woman Thear Suzuki
Our latest Modern Muse is truly a Wonder Woman of today. Mother to four adorable boys, wife, board member of several nonprofits and the advisory managing partner for the Southwest region of Ernst and Young, one of the biggest consulting firms in the country, she shows women and girls that they truly can have it all by tapping into their gifts and living a life of love, passion and grace. Here is her story in her own words.
April 23, 2018
Modern Muse | Junior Muse Surabhi Arun
I’m a 6th grader at Murphy Middle School. I’m Secretary of my Student Council and also a member of the Environmental Club. I love caring for the environment and very much believe in recycling. I am in a Girl Scout troop as well and am always looking for a way to help people. I’m also part of an organization called NEHS which stands for the National Elementary Honor Society which empowers its members to do volunteer and charity work. My hobbies are singing, theater, basketball, swimming,cooking/baking and sketching. I love acting and have been in several plays/musicals but on the flip side I am extremely competitive and love sports. At home I LOVE to look online for recipes to try out so I can learn culinary tips as I work. In my free time I like to free draw and sketch nature.
April 7, 2018
Meet the Man Behind UGauGrrl
They say behind every great man is a great woman. We’ve come to realize that sometimes behind a great woman’s movement is a great man!
Raul Gonzalez has been a part of the UGauGrrl team since we started in late 2016. Every image you see has been carefully and lovingly concepted and developed by him.
We wondered: What inspires the man who creates these inspirational designs for women? And how does he feel about being an integral part of a movement that solely focuses on women and girls? Read more
January 28, 2018
Rent This Now: Battle of the Sexes
If you didn’t catch “Battle of the Sexes” in the theater this past fall, then definitely make it a Netflix-and-chill night and watch it On Demand! Even if you don’t follow sports, let alone tennis, we guarantee you’ll find the story of tennis great Billie Jean King super inspiring as a woman or girl. Read more
October 18, 2017
UGauGrrl Fashion: Looks to Fall For
Fall is one of our favorite seasons at UGauGrrl because that means layers! We’ve put together our best looks for the season with different textures and unexpected looks to rock your UGauGrrl tees. This year, statement tees are everywhere, so grab yours and get inspired by our outfits below!
July 23, 2017
#ModernMuse: Social Entrepreneur Nikki Duong Koenig
This week’s Modern Muse Nikki Duong Koenig learned how to sew from her mother at the tender age of seven. Ever since, she has been inspired and motivated to help others through her passions, founding the stylish and socially responsible handbag and accessory company Cykochik Custom Handbags in her SMU dorm room 14 years ago.
According to Nikki, “Cykochik’s vision is to create a more compassionate, sustainable, and happy world for all living beings.” In fact, in 2013, PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) recognized Cykochik on a global stage with the ‘Compassionate Business Award.’ Fashion and compassion all wrapped into one exciting line! Read more
June 18, 2017
#ModernMuse: Soul Seeker Vonda Dyer
As Senior VP of Creative Services for Minerva Consulting, our latest Modern Muse Vonda Dyer helps organizations “get to the heart/DNA of their work and help them expand their influence and messaging through storytelling and integrated communication services.” Even in her spare time, Vonda helps individuals – singers, artists, fellow church members, family and friends – “find their voice and tell their stories with greater clarity and effectiveness.”