November 3, 2019
Modern Muse | Funny Gal Sahana Srinivasan
When we read Sahana Srinisvasan’s story, we couldn’t believe she is only twenty-three. An aspiring actor and filmmaker based in LA with a Netflix show, Nickelodeon pilot and feature film already under her belt, Sahana has quite a story to tell. But it’s not what she’s accomplished career-wise that has us wowed. It’s the diligent pursuit of her dream to tell stories in an entertaining and thought-provoking way with all the wisdom of a seasoned pro that caught our attention. Read more
October 22, 2019
Modern Muse | Hurdle Jumper Andrea Duff
When we call our latest Modern Muse Andrea Duff a “hurdle jumper”, we don’t mean she’s physically jumping hurdles on a track. Even more impressive, she’s jumped the proverbial barriers in her life that have made her a strong woman, a loving mom raising an impressive young lady (whom we can personally say after meeting her ourselves) and a business force to be reckoned with! Read more
September 29, 2019
Modern Muse | Doer Ranya Rahim
To us at UGauGrrl, our Modern Muses embody our mission to inspire, empower other women and girls and make an impact in their singular way. Our latest Muse Ranya Rahim is perhaps one of the most quintessential examples of this. Currently a project manager with a tech company, she IS the “beauty, brains and brawn” behind our t-shirt that she wears so perfectly. She doesn’t just talk the talk, this girls WALKS. Read more
August 13, 2019
Modern Muse | MMA Muse Audrey Wolfe
When you think of boxing, kickboxing and other martial arts, who immediately comes to mind? George Foreman? Bruce Lee? The Rock?
Our latest Modern Muse Audrey Wolfe strives to change that. As a managing partner at Mezger Martial Arts, an elite Dallas facility that offers group classes and private lessons to men, women and children in boxing, kickboxing, judo, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and wrestling, she does more than manage the gym, coaches, trainers and staff. She instructs, too, and in particular proud to empower women and girls to be strong, defend themselves and know endurance and persistence through sport.
Who wouldn’t be inspired and feel empowered when your teacher is currently ranked the number two, pound-for-pound female in mixed martial arts in the whole state of Texas?!
Keep reading to learn about Audrey’s incredible journey!Read more
May 27, 2019
Modern Muse | Young Writer Manya Bondada
Fifteen-year-old Manya Bondada from Plano has a way with words – and notes! Beyond her years, she finds that the best way to express herself is through poetry, prose and music. More than that, she sees that expression as a way to connect with and inspire others. We’re proud to feature our latest junior Muse and hope that her story inspires, empowers and makes an impact on you to dare to dream and realize the muse within!Read more
March 27, 2019
Modern Muse | Marketing Maven Lisa Petty
As a writer and marketing maven, Lisa Petty has a knack for finding a brand’s story and making it shine. She’s also great at finding what makes an individual tick and stand out.
That’s what really struck us about Lisa – her genuine interest and appreciation for every person she meets. And once she knows someone’s gift, strength or potential impact on the world, her wheels start turning!
Whether it’s hosting a social for enterprising women, introducing potential collaborators or sharing an opportunity to help promote or grow a business, Lisa is on it. She inspires, empowers and impacts women and girls in her life and through her work – everything it means to be a Modern Muse in our eyes!
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!
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.