“Growing up, I was always told what I could do and what I wouldn’t be able to do based on my looks, personality, and my attitude. I was afraid to step out into the limelight, because I didn’t fit the mold of what society deemed as attractive and appealing. It wasn’t until a few years ago, that I learned to accept my flaws and just “Do Me”. Now I work with what God gave me and I make it look easy. I’m no longer going to accept the rules; I’m just going to make my own. If they love me great, if they hate me ok. Either way, they heard me and saw something they don’t always see… A GaptoothDiva!”
- I’esha Hornes “GaptoothDiva”
I wasn’t always outspoken, nor did I see value in the life that I have. I came from a past deeply rooted in self-esteem issues, abuse, and a disregard to my own potential. It was through spirituality and childbirth that I changed my life completely around. I found purpose in my creativity and myself. I owned the very flaw that I thought held me back and I found my true self.
As a mother first, I aim to set an example to my sons about what a woman is. I love fashion, makeup and looking good, but only on my own terms. I don’t chase fads and trends but rather incorporate styles and looks that are in conjunction with my personality and body type. I’m a “frugalistic fashionista” meaning I don’t break the bank for a great find. My fashion style is eclectic and versatile. I’m an avid thrifter but I make it look great! Therefore, my sons get to see a woman who takes care of herself without robbing their father blind.
As a wife, I know I’m blessed. I understand the ratio of good men to good women and I was lucky enough to forgo all the nonsense most people face in today’s relationship arena. I’m not ashamed to say I’m blessed with a great man, and our relationship is not perfect. We are however best friends, so what average couples bicker and squabble about, we don’t. With over 14 years of love between us at a very young age, we knew what we wanted. We share stories from our experiences to hopefully inspire other couples.
As I’esha GaptoothDiva, I am an advocate for creativity and self-expression. I don’t bite my tongue, nor do I follow the masses. I aim to inspire and motivate by any means necessary. I won’t accept buffoonery just because it’s what’s hot right now. I expect everyone to be responsible for what he or she distributes to the public and I plan to encourage with that very intention. Gossip and irrelevant trashing is not how I intend on entertaining my readers. Lifestyle Issues, Fashion and Beauty coverage, Cultural Commentary, and My Own Experiences are the basis for this site.