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Embracing Authenticity and Empowering Others: Episode 7 of The Strength Series with Cristina Feret

Hey there, strength seekers! Welcome back to another captivating episode of The Strength Series, where we delve into the inspiring journeys of remarkable individuals who have found resilience in the face of adversity. Today, I had the honor of interviewing the incredible Cristina Feret, the reigning International United Ms. Ohio 22-23. Let's dive right into her empowering story!

Cristina has a long list of notable titles under her belt, including National Ms. Captivating 2022, Worlds Perfect Teen Supermodel 2012, and National Starjewel Miss 2015. However, it is her current role as International United Ms. Ohio 22-23 that has allowed her to shine a spotlight on her remarkable platform, "Breathe, Believe, and Be Myself."

Cristina's platform is deeply rooted in her personal experiences with mental health, as she aims to create a safe space where individuals facing similar challenges can find solace and understanding. Through her advocacy, she brings awareness to the importance of self-acceptance and self-love, encouraging others to embrace their true selves without apologies.

One of Cristina's favorite quotes, borrowed from the iconic RuPaul, perfectly captures the essence of her platform: "If you can't love yourself, how the hell you gonna love somebody else?" With these words as her guiding light, Cristina emphasizes the significance of cultivating self-love and authenticity as the foundation for personal growth and meaningful connections.

What sets Cristina apart is her unique approach to raising awareness about mental health—through therapeutic art. Drawing from her own experiences and her profound knowledge in the world of art, she employs creative expression as a means to heal, inspire, and empower others. By showcasing the power of art in fostering self-expression and emotional well-being, Cristina helps individuals tap into their inner creativity and discover new ways to navigate their mental health journeys.

Throughout her life, Cristina has faced her fair share of obstacles, but she has overcome them with unwavering determination and an unapologetic commitment to being true to herself. By embracing her own struggles and channeling them into her advocacy work, she has become a beacon of hope for those seeking solace and understanding.

As we conclude our conversation, it's evident that Cristina's journey is one of resilience, strength, and unwavering authenticity. Through her platform and her personal story, she reminds us all that our unique experiences, challenges, and talents hold the power to make a difference in the lives of others.

Stay tuned for more inspiring episodes of The Strength Series, where we uncover the extraordinary stories of individuals who have harnessed their strength to overcome obstacles and make a positive impact in their communities.

Remember, dear readers, your strength is limitless, and together we can create a world where everyone feels empowered to embrace their true selves. Until next time, keep believing in your own power, and never be afraid to share your story.


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Hi, I'm Brittany Goodman

Pageant Queen. Motivational Speaker. Founder of Strength Over Silence. Empowering Survivors & Breaking Barriers.

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Welcome to Bold & Beautiful, a blog documenting my journey towards the International United Miss 2023 pageant. Here, I share my experiences, challenges, and triumphs as I compete for the National United Miss title. I discuss topics that matter to me, such as body positivity, domestic violence awareness, public speaking, community service, and my platform, Strength Over Silence.


Through Bold & Beautiful, I aim to inspire and empower others by sharing my insights and perspectives. Join me on this journey, and let's uplift and encourage each other to be our best selves.

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