“If you stand for nothing, you fall for everything”

We asked the community to tell us about the values and principles that guide their lives and businesses.

Garnet Clarke | Professional Dancer

I value love the most. Because it holds a big place in my life and how I operate day to day. A few years ago I was mentally and emotionally hurt. I didn’t believe in myself and I faked my emotions almost everyday. It sounds very cliche but I really had to find the love for myself again in order to allow myself to have those emotions and be ok with them. This is why love is my number one value for myself. Read more>>

Cara De Angelis | Visual Artist

Genuine and unaffected kindness. And the ability to see the world and others outside yourself. These seemingly simple principles will shape the majority of our thoughts and interactions with others. I say they’re “seemingly simple” as it sounds easy, but are frequently cast aside by our human nature of viewing ourselves as the center, or sun, of existence. Add to it, that most religious and modern cultural beliefs feed into this instinctual desire. Read more>>

Mike Texada | Artist, Model, Designer

Authenticity, because things are just more exciting to me when they are entertaining and real. Read more>>