Letting it Happen vs. Making it Happen

DGUPDATE

DGUPDATEBy Diana Matthews

On August 4th, I woke up as excited as a little kid on Christmas morning. On one of the dog days of summer, something big was happening for Dream, Girl. It was announced that our co-founders, Erin and Komal, were named as part of Oprah Winfrey’s Super Soul 100, a list featuring extraordinary individuals that live life intentionally, create great social impact and bring inspiration to others. Continue reading…

What Moving to NYC Means to Me

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nycBy Diana Matthews

“The most exciting, challenging, and significant relationship of all is the one you have with yourself.”
– Carrie Bradshaw

In the past month, I changed my life. We all did, actually. Things have been absolutely bonkers in the Dream, Girl camp.

We screened the film at the White House, hosted our sold-out premiere, booked screenings as near as Westchester, New York and as far as Auckland, New Zealand and put in place our sales team to facilitate the growth of this powerhouse movement. Continue reading…

Breathing in Self-Love

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selfloveBy Diana Matthews

Last week, I had a dream. Well, more of a nightmare, really. I dreamt I was too fat to fit into a dress I had bought for a screening of Dream, Girl at the White House.

Yes, fat. Not curvy, not heavy. Fat. One of the ugliest words a woman can say, especially to herself.

The dream came a few days before I was set to leave for New York City. I was going to be staying for just over a month to attend the event in Washington D.C. and our NYC premiere on June 9th. It was a trip I had been looking forward to for months but in the days leading up, that excitement had turned into anxiety. Continue reading…

When Beyonce Gives You Lemons

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beyonceBy Diana Matthews

Here I am in Nashville. I’m sitting at my best friend’s kitchen table licking the icing off her birthday cupcakes (the chocolate cake is stale now but the Swiss merengue buttercream is to die for). It’s Thursday, the night Beyonce was supposed to play in Music City. However, six days ago, she postponed her show and rescheduled for October. Continue reading…

Dream, Girl Update: A Week of Firsts

DG2By Diana Matthews

As I sit down to write this, my head is swimming with a daunting question: Where do I start?

This Dream, Girl update finds me on the other side of a whirlwind trip to New York City. It was a week of firsts – my first time meeting Erin, the first time she and Komal shared the stage to talk about the film, and the first time I would embed myself in the mission and momentum of our work. Continue reading…