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April 18, 2017 3 min read

Larissa K

hat: 'Phoebe' by Gigi Pip 

Larissa is the life behind the beautiful blog Living in Color. Isn't she adorable?! We just ADORE her + her sweet daughter Grace --- cutest duo! Larissa wears many hats, but some of her favorites are: mama, hat lady, baby wearer, plant collector, indie music lover + avid movie watcher.
Check out the cute way Larissa styled her Phoebe hat + check out her website for more style ideas.  

What are the roles or hats you lead in your life?

I wear many hats; I am a wife, a mother, an activist, a teacher, a friend... the list goes on! I'm sure we can all relate to a few of these! Being a mother requires that I wear many hats in itself! I'm a caregiver, a playmate, a food source (hello, breastfeeding!), a protector. I love being a mother. I also loved being a Kindergarten teacher to homeless and underprivileged youth. Although I don't do that anymore, I think back often to the time where I was a protector, hero, and caregiver to those students! What a rewarding experience.

As an activist, I try to inspire others daily through videos, inspirational texts, encouraging words, and so forth. I want to help save our Earth; to take care of it, and preserve what's left. It's a daunting task, but one that I wouldn't trade for anything.

Which hat do you find most rewarding?

It's honestly all rewarding work - I of course enjoy my role as a mother the most <3

What hats do you find are most challenging and what do you do to embrace them?

Haha, although it's the most rewarding, being a mother is also the most challenging! Things are constantly changing as my baby grows and develops and it's a new ball game every day, month, and year! Again, I wouldn't trade it! I also find it extremely challenging to be vegan and be an activist in that way. Although concern for sustainability and the vegan diet are on the rise it is still a very "uncommon" thing and my hope is to shed light on some of the issues surrounding those topics and inspire others to do better for themselves and for their children, our future.

What hats are least known about you?

I think being a Kindergarten teacher and working for the homeless population is something that doesn't come up often, anymore, since I stopped teaching. It's not something that you easily bring up in a conversation. Still, it is a very important hat for me and I truly believed it helped shape who I am today.
Who or what inspires you?
I am very inspired by Lucille Ball. Talk about wearing many hats! She was an actress, a producer, a business owner, a wife, mother... the list goes on! I love how strong of a role model she is/was for women. She was such a bad ass even back in the 50's. She was the first woman to own a television studio, and obviously the star of a very successful sitcom. She taught me that it's okay to laugh at yourself, and to never stop if you want something. I'll always be indebted for her for my strong willed nature.
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