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 an aggressive type of Stage II Breast Cancer at the age of 31, with no history, known cause or cure. She has undergone 9 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.
Get started with the Beginner’s Guide to Clean Beauty!
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