The Pretty Committee
“To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived – that is to have succeeded”- Ralph Waldo Emerson
The Glamorganic Goddess is a healthy beauty + lifestyle site written by Danielle Messina – a sassy, young Breast Cancer Survivor with an incredible drive to become part of the solution!
In 2009, Danielle was diagnosed with both aggressive + non-aggressive Stage II Breast Cancer at the age of 31, with no history, known cause or cure. She has undergone 2 surgeries + 33 radiation treatments with conventional Cancer treatment, but opted against Chemo + Tamoxifen after learning that the side effects included other forms of Cancer. Danielle has since chosen a natural approach to healing + an integrative path to prevention.
As a former, professional figure skater who’s been glamming it up since the age of 4 – her adventures in Cancerland forced her to examine her diet + lifestyle choices, including the beauty products she was using everyday. Determined to turn her pain into purpose, Danielle has publicly documented her journey on The Glamorganic Goddess as a young Breast Cancer Survivor on a mission to find clean beauty products – without carcinogens, + without sacrificing her standards.
Today, Danielle has dedicated her life to educating others about the importance of Cancer prevention through a truly healthy lifestyle. Her message as an advocate for healthy beauty has reached the masses through a strong social media presence, various website features, speaking engagements + nationally printed publications. Danielle currently consults for natural beauty brands, retailers, salons + organizations to help bring you better products, while working with Cancer Patients, Survivors + individuals to help them make more informed choices when shopping for beauty products.
One day, a little girl was walking along a beach, where thousands of starfish had been washed up after a storm. As she came across each starfish, she would pick them up, one by one + throw them back into the ocean. The other beach-goers watched her with amusement.
She had been doing this for awhile when someone finally approached her + said, “Little girl, why are you doing this? Look at this beach! You can’t possibly save all these starfish. You even can’t begin to make a difference!”
The little girl was crushed at first. But after a few minutes, she bent down, picked up another one + hurled it as far out into the sea as she could. She then looked up at them + replied, “Well, I made a difference to that one!”
The beach-goers looked at the little girl inquisitively + thought about what she had said. Inspired, they joined her + soon ALL the starfish were saved! The end. – Adapted from The Star Thrower, by Loren C. Eiseley