About Lauren

“I cannot remember back to a year in which I did not consider myself to be a writer, and the younger I was the bigger the capital ‘W’.”

– Maud Hart Lovelace

As the founder and Editor-in-Chief of The You Are Project, I took a step back to study leadership and answer the burning question, “How can I create an actual change in the world around me?” My primary takeaway from this study is that story is one of the most powerful tools for influence and that offering my full self to the world is the best thing I can do. I was told recently, “You might think that the world doesn’t need another writer, but it does need you. Someone out there needs to hear your story in exactly the way that you would tell it.”

Since I was a child, I’ve been passionate about publications and writing. I wrote and compiled newspapers, magazines, comic books, catalogs, and storybooks. I love writing, but I was always especially excited at the idea of having my own platform. At twelve, this led me to wanting my own website, so I taught myself web design and launched a fan site for my favorite actress at the time. As an adult, I put these skills to use when I launched The You Are Project.

This blog is a passion project, where I share both my love of decorating and fashion, my musings on the deeper aspects of design, and my affinity for thrift store shopping alongside posts about more serious topics like spirituality and mental illness. For a long time I wasn’t sure if these subjects could work beside each other, and I tried to choose between the fun, creative posts and the serious, more cerebral posts. But all of these things are a part of who I am as a person, and I firmly believe that both are of equal importance.

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