In a period of time when we're inundated with what feels like consistent bad news, we wanted to put some emphasis on the positive. This is the first instalment in our mini-series "Collective Conversations," a bi-weekly segment focusing on a woman we think is awesome + what she's all about. To kick things off- the multitalented, vibrant and hilarious Pauline Ernesto. She's our baby sister, resident Collective Closets muse, self-professed D&M expert, Kanye West's #1 fan and a breath of fresh air (we need it!).
Describe yourself in three words?
Fun! Loving! Spiritual!
How have you been staying motivated?
By staying away from the news!! I know myself well enough to know that exposing myself to the incessant Coronavirus talk and news updates sneds my anxiety through the roof! So I stay optimistic by minimising my intake to a need to need to know minimum. I am being militant about protecting my energy at this time!! So far so good, gal is still smilin!!
Something that you’re passionate about?
Love. I love LOVE. I think I was cupid in a past life.
Who do you most admire?
There are too many fabulous humans who have left a profound impact me to choose just one!! But my mama was a boss. An all round boss. fearless and unconditionally loving. That's my kinda woman.
What scares you the most about the unknown?
The unknown. Lol. Annnnd now my anxiety is through the roof again thanks! Hahaha. I try not to think about the unknown anymore. I know the universe has got me.
What is something you’re proud of?
This life I have manifested for myself. My life is dope.
7. What's something you to do be kind to yourself? Meditation and prayer. It's the difference between a day of love and peace and a day when my evil twin goes on a joy ride.
8. What are you most looking forward to post-isolation? Flirting my way through every bar in town with a margi in my hand and a twinkle in my eye i
9. How do you align and connect with your intuition?
Meditation. Prayer and listenting to/ reading my Eckart Tolle and Marianne Williamson, my spiritual teachers. If you haven't read 'The Power of Now' Do it. NOW!!
10. What's an assumption others make about you?
Who knows and who cares!! I've learnt that wondering what others think about anything isn't helpful to me at all! They probably assume I'm dope. Which I am.
11. Is there an item you would like to see from Collective Closets in the future?
A sexy body hugging number or a mini skirt!! Please ladies make my dreams come true!! I want something to hug these curves... not for me but for you all to enjoy ;)