I’m so glad you’ve dropped by! Come, curl up with a cup of coffee, and join us here for some girl talk.
My name is Tiffany Dawn, and over the past few years I’ve had the privilege of sharing my story of struggling through a harmful dating relationship & a 7-year recovery from disordered eating. I’ve shared my journey through books as well as by motivational speaking throughout the United States.
During that time, I learned about the power of a story.
I learned that stories are contagious. When we become vulnerable, it gives other people permission to become vulnerable. Stories create connections. Stories spark change.
And that became my goal: Each time I speak, I simply want my story to start a conversation. I want each person to go home and talk with someone they trust, someone who can walk with them along the journey to freedom.
During that time, I also learned about the power of coffee houses.
Nah, who am I kidding — I already knew that! There are few things I enjoy more than sitting in a coffee house, basking in the magical aromas, with a sense of kinship and intimacy, even as I’m surrounded by people I don’t know from Adam.
That’s why I want this blog to be our own version of a coffee house: a place where we can share in each other’s stories.
This blog all about our lives as young women navigating singleness, marriage, beauty, fitness, ministry, and God. I share here alongside my team of incredibly brave & beautiful women in their teens and 20s. I hope our stories & journeys can encourage your hearts.
So, with that being said, allow me to introduce you to my AMAZING team members who also share their hearts here in this space, and then I’ll tell you a little more about myself! Simply click on the pictures below to learn more about each of the ladies involved.
As I said, my name is Tiffany.
I’m a 30-year-old dreamer and speaker from upstate New York. I have a love affair with putting words on a blank page … marrying lyrics with melody … and with spending time with the most wonderful husband I could have ever asked for. Oh yes, and I’m obsessed with the CIA.
Yup, seriously. I’ve fallen in love with everything spy-related. I’ve even tried visiting the International Spy Museum in the hopes that they would see how well I performed and recruit me. They — whoever “they” are — have not yet made contact. I am still waiting.
My favorite things include…
- coffee dates with my girlfriends,
- date nights with my hubby James,
- long walks,
- my YouTube girls (I seriously pray for you all almost every day!!),
- the color coral,
- shopping for new clothes,
- raspberry chai from Starry Nites Cafe,
- and experiencing different cultures and countries.
OH YES, I’m also IN LOVE with southern California. (And with everything spy-related. Did I already mention that?)
As a homeschool graduate, I have four amazing younger siblings. They’re each smart, fun, and talented in their own unique way. And I do mean unique. We’ve got a mechanical engineer turned Sommelier (aka, wine expert), a neurologist, a video game technician, a college student of medical missions, and then me: the writer-speaker-who-hates-science daughter. (Was I adopted? One has to wonder.)
After graduating from “Mom’s Academy,” I got my bachelor’s degree from Roberts Wesleyan College (who also sponsors my tours now, which is super cool), and a master’s degree in music therapy from Nazareth College. Someday I hope to use this education to open a free-of-charge residential facility for people with eating disorders.
You see, for years I was drowning in disordered eating; craving, longing, hoping for some word of freedom to pull me out. That’s why I write and speak now. I pray that my books and seminars can be a word of freedom for other young women.
In my twenties, I slowly began to find healing and freedom, and I wanted other girls to know they could be free as well. So I started sharing my story through speeches, music, and two books: The Insatiable Quest for Beauty and Boycrazy.
Over the past few years, God has blown me away with opportunities to speak at 250+ events across the US. I like to call it: being a “professional nomad” by trade. In other words, I traveled on full-time (and sometimes dangerous — at least in my mind) homemade tours across the country. (If I’m being honest, I planned the tours in order to avoid New York winters.)
Now, however, my life is changing. In August 2015, I married a man I’ve known my entire life — but I never saw this coming. He’s kind and generous and patient … and I’m just a little bit in love with him (or ridiculously, make-guests-super-uncomfortable in-love with him).
We toured together for a few months this Spring, which was a ton of fun! As challenging as it is to learn how to public speak with someone else, it’s also a dream come true.
Anyway. As much as I’ve loved touring, I’ve found myself exhausted by all the traveling. Plus, I absolutely adore our little apartment. (That my husband has so selflessly allowed me to color with shades of coral.)
So now I want to be more settled and focused on the writing, blogging, and YouTube-ing aspects of my business-ministry-endeavor … while still speaking once or twice a month, of course. (This girl can’t give up motivational speaking!)
What does that mean?
It means that, despite its nine-month snow season, Schenectady, NY has become my oasis, forever drawing me home to my adorable little apartment, friends, and the beautifully unique church I’ve grown to love here.
It means that I’m now focusing more on sharing my message via YouTube instead of on a stage. So last year I started weekly “Tuesday Girl Talk” videos on my YouTube channel as well! So if you’re a girl reading this … you should definitely check it out!!
So…that’s a little bit about me. What about you??
I would love to hear from you! You can reach me at:
Want to find out more about “The Insatiable Quest for Beauty” book, seminar, music, and tour? Click here to visit www.tiffanydawn.net.