Cydni is a born and raised Dallasite, Oak Cliff to be exact. She’s had the privilege of attending St. Philip’s School and Community Center and Bishop Dunne Catholic School which provided her with an amazing educational foundation. The University of Missouri (Mizzou) continued to foster her talents and skills. As a Textile and Apparel Management Major/Business and Spanish minor, Cydni was able to explore her creativity through various fashion driven internships, business entrepreneurial experiences, and develop her love of culture through travel in various South American countries. In her Senior year of college she developed ItsHerStrut.Com. The term strut is symbolic of the way a confident woman carries herself. She doesn’t just walk, or mope, or drag her feet into a room. A woman who knows her self worth will always have strut. Initially it served as a personal outlet to remind herself why she was valuable, why her self-esteem is important to manage, and why knowing or not knowing your worth can have critical positive or negative effects on your future based on the choices you make. Once she realized she was not the only one battling with confidence concerns, she began to interview women who seemed to “have it all together.” She interviews many womanpreneurs (as these were the women who inspired her most) to learn their personal lessons of self-confidence, business tips, and any words of encouragement they were willing to give. Cydni read the interviews to uplift herself in hard times and shared the interviews on her blog and social media pages to uplift a women in “similar shoes.” The blog has now expanded to hosting charity events called Serve and Strut. Birmingham, AL, Dallas, TX, and Tyler, TX have all had a Serve and Strut Brunch in which women come to donate over 350 pairs of shoes to a local charities with the goal of helping another woman find her strut. Food and drinks are served and we close the afternoon with a comedienne and giveaways. In the future Cydni hopes to take these events national and spread the message about why healthy self-esteem is one of the most important attributes you can have to best prepare for a bright future.
Mission of ItsHerStrut.Com – The Mission of ItsHerStrut.Com is to motivate women and children to be fearlessly confident through expressions of style, commitment to service, and the development of talents and skills.