Hi Isabella. What’s your story? — Sustainability. Culture. Mentoring. These are the core tenets of me, and my brand, ISM.
After a car accident left me with scars, I grew up not knowing who I really was. At 7 years old, I became aware of the harsh realities of having a physical difference than others; at a young age, I had already began contemplating society’s idea of beauty and worthiness. When I began developing my true self, I began to focus on deep, intentional self-awareness and how I could incorporate my values into everyday experiences.
Today I mentor others through SkillSwell, my skill-building and mentoring company, founded in powerful cultural sensitivity, navigating emotional landscapes, and nurturing a one-size-does-not-fit-all learning style. I encourage students to express themselves through learning as a key to developing self-growth and divulge the hesitations and differences behind the learning styles in different countries. I coach those who have still not found their core and teach them about mindful living - both habitual and spiritual. I teach the Zen Buddhist worldview of wabi-sabi, the acceptance of change and finding beauty in imperfection.
On the side, I run my blog ISM and my Instagram, which both focus on building an audience interested in a sustainable, ethical lifestyle, and a greater awareness of intentional and mindful living. Through learning, my hope is that others may also begin revealing a self that reflects the actions they take in their lives, every single day. I also focus on supporting small businesses and building connections with them. Right now, I like doing interviews with brand creators and learning more about them while helping promote their products.