Episode 8 — Finding Confidence and Freedom: A Conversation with Freddie Harrel

Episode 8 —Confidence and Self-Definition: A Conversation with Freddie Harrel


In this episode, co-hosts Lauren Ash and Zakkiyyah Najeebah have a lively conversation with top UK fashion blogger and confidence consultant Frédérique "Freddie" Harrel. The dynamic stylist and digital strategist vulnerably shares about how her personal history battling racism and depression, combined with her career change and healing of a broken heart pushed her to start her blog and move towards realizing her passions. Be empowered in hearing these three women discuss tips for radiating confidence everywhere you go. And continue to follow Freddie's journey via her Instagram (@freddieharrel) and Twitter (@freddieharrel).

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  • Freddie's journey in discovering her identity and confidence
  • How Freddie uses her alter ego to build her strength and self esteem
  • Combatting depression and a lack of self-assurance
  • Changing career paths and finding your calling
  • How style and presence can up your confidence game
  • Freddie's newest project: Big Hair No Care

“If I didn't define myself for myself, I would be crunched into other people's fantasies for me and eaten alive. - Audre Lorde” #BGIO Click to Tweet
“You were going to ultimately have to define yourself on your own terms one way or another” -@hellolaurenash #BGIO Click to Tweet

“The strength comes with self-definition because our journeys are always going to be different”-@ZNajeebah #BGIO Click to Tweet
“Your style, the way you wear your hair and the way you dress- all of these make you unique” -@FreddieHarrel #BGIO Click to Tweet
“I think exploring your style and wearing whatever you want and not worrying about what other people are going to think is a good first step to reclaim yourself back” -@FreddieHarrel #BGIO Click to Tweet

“It’s really important to make connections through shared experiences” -@ZNajeebah #BGIO Click to Tweet
“I love womanhood” -@FreddieHarrel #BGIO Click to Tweet

“Confidence is a state of mind. It is not part of who you are” -@FreddieHarrel #BGIO Click to Tweet

“It’s never healthy to compare your experiences to someone else’s especially based off of what you see from the outside” -@ZNajeebah #BGIO Click to Tweet