How can we make a meaningful impact in our communities? ALDO Shoes thinks that creating a better world starts with the confidence to step into what we believe in – something it calls “stepping into love.” In this series, we tap cool, boundary-pushing women for their takes on finding the courage to create real change.
For blogger and content creator Katie Cung, sharing her true self means stripping away social media’s requisite veneer. “To me, being authentic means not being perfect, because no one is,” she says. “It’s choosing to be real and vulnerable.” It’s this kind of honesty that has allowed her to truly connect with the tight-knit community she has cultivated online. We caught up with Katie and chatted about confidence, meaningful connection and what drives her to step into love.
When do you feel most confident?
“When I’m around my girlfriends, whether we’re out having a girls night or catching up over Zoom. I just love the energy we have when we’re all together. They make me feel at home – I know I can always be myself around them.”
How do you connect with the world around you?
“Social media! As a blogger and content creator, I connect with my community, which is made up of people from all over the world.