Ashley Eckstein Founder of Her Universe, the Ultimate Fangirl Fashion!
Have you ever heard someone speak and instantly you’re mesmerized by every word they’re saying? Ashley Eckstein walked out on stage and that’s what happened to me, she is a force that inspires you without even realizing you need a kick in the pants.
First a little bit about Ashley Eckstein and HER UNIVERSE. Ashley is an actress and the founder of HER UNIVERSE, and now she can add author to the list of her accomplishments! Her Universe is a groundbreaking fangirl fashion company and lifestyle brand, Ashley's
mission was to create stylish, fashion-forward merchandise for female sci-fi fans. Hoping to change the perception that science fiction and fantasy is just for boys, Her Universe is the place for fangirls to step into the spotlight and be heard, recognized and rewarded. HER UNIVERSE has joined forces with some of the biggest names in the sci-fi/fantasy world to create fangirl apparel and accessories for such well-known names as Star Wars, Doctor Who, Star Trek and Marvel. Today, Her Universe apparel and accessories, including tees, cardigans, jackets, dresses, skirts, jewelry and more – are available retailers nationwide, as well as online at heruniverse.com.
Ashley reminded us, we live in an era where social media shows us highlights of everyone’s lives and we forget these are quick snapshots. As moms we’re all losing our minds, some at a slower pace than others but we’re all in the same boat, lol. So don’t think one mom has it all together, they don’t. Most importantly NEVER walk into a room and say to yourself, “she’s prettier than I am.” No one is prettier than you, we all have a unique beauty and that’s what makes you, you. Remember a rose doesn’t look at another rose with jealousy, they bloom magnificently with an aroma that’s intoxicating, you are that rose.
This is why I’m a Disney Mom, being at DisneySMC reminds me that “I am.” Disney is the very epitome of hope, pixie dust is very real, it makes you feel alive, brings optimism and happiness that is unsurpassed. I left a better woman, learning about myself that I am going to be whoever I envision myself to be, I can carry love in my heart, have faith for something bigger and better and manifest opportunities for myself that otherwise wouldn’t arise. Listening to Ashley was just that, she reminded me that I can do anything I set my mind too. Surround yourself with women that believe in themselves and that aren't threatened by others but help one another. As a woman, it’s important that we lend a hand, help one another grow. Hillary Clinton once said, “Life is too short, time is too precious, and the stakes are too high to dwell on what might have been...See, you can be anything you want to be.”
I'll leave you with the same challenge Ashley left us with, "Do one thing new everyday that scares you."