Conversations: Tara Teng
I am a Life & Style Blogger for Ethical Style and Socially Conscious Living. I'm also a Public Speaker and the BC Director of the Joy Smith Foundation; we work to end human trafficking in Canada.
I didn't choose this path, it found me. When I was 16 I learned that our neighbour's daughter had been trafficked from our community and that set me on the course that I am on today.
My most meaningful achievements have been representing Canada at the 62nd Miss World competition in China, speaking on the TEDx stage, being named Canada's Woman of the Year in 2011 and bringing two precious babies into the world!
Greatest lesson learned is to always live with integrity and to never compromise in your convictions. At the end of the day, achievements don't matter but your character does.
Best piece of advice is to live in the present, life goes way too quickly and babies grow far too fast!
The future is female. Which doesn't mean that the future doesn't include men... rather it means that for the first time in history, the future can include equal representation of women too.
Life is about bringing heaven down to earth so that we all experience it. (And tacos.)
Photos by Anthony Goto