I haven't always been very good at sharing the face behind this whole CYL thing, but it is something I'm actively working on. So I'd like to take this chance to say hello and tell you a little more about the lady running this show!
I'm Grace, founder, curator and content creator behind CYL Collective. Born and raised in Southern California, and I now live smack dab in the heart of sunny Los Angeles. I come from a photography and post-production background, which never felt as if it was connecting me to my higher purpose. And let's be real, your eyes can only take so much tedious Photoshop'ing (are we allowed to use that as a verb yet??).
I started CYL in early 2015 in the hopes of making a friend or two and rekindling my creative passions. Very quickly it became clear that female creatives were craving community and support. I zeroed in on that and my primary mission is to empower females and give them the tools and resources they need for their creative ambitions. (Apparently my suppressed high schools years as a cheerleader have come in handy!)
It's been an amazing few years, and I am so excited to continue growing this community, as well as to continue learning from it. Say hi! I'd love to meet you.