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I always dreamed of having a career in fashion. I was accepted to a prestigious fashion school, but I battled with how to be part of this industry without getting engrossed in a culture that makes women feel like they’re not good enough. So, I put it on the back burner and started to work 2-3 jobs. It was wearing me down, and I felt like I was burning the candle at both ends. I thought, “There has got to be a better way to live.”

I watched my mom, who’s a cabi Stylist, grow her business and really enjoy her career. I thought, “Wow. This might be a really good opportunity for me to support myself.” I took the leap, and within a year and a half, I was able to quit my other jobs and just do cabi. My cabi business has been so rewarding and amazing—more than I could have dreamed of! I never thought I was going to be my own boss, and now I know there is so much freedom in that. Having both financial stability and independence is huge and I am so proud to be a small business owner.

What I love about our community is we are all helpers. We are all business owners, but we are here to help each other, which makes it that much better.

With cabi, there is hardly any risk, but the career payoff is big in so many ways. Being a cabi Stylist has helped me learn a lot about myself and I have grown a ton. Being a cabi Stylist has boosted my confidence and I feel really comfortable in my own skin…and I really think it’s such a ripple effect. We are giving such positivity to women through helping the way they dress and feel every day, which translates into their daily life. You can sense that change on the inside for women. Cabi is an amazing community of encouraging, strong women that is different than anything else. We are absolutely defying fashion culture—and I finally have the career in fashion I dreamed about, without compromising my goal to empower women.

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