Today we’d like to introduce you to Natalie Henriquez.
Natalie, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
My journey is still being written yet it’s been a challenging and rewarding walk; at the age of 6, I discovered my love to sing through the breathe in my little lungs. It came so effortlessly.
I was born and raised in a Christian setting since the womb and that’s where my expression of passion began. The church setting imputed soul Into the lyrics I now write and the voice that transcends through me.
We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
Born in South Pasadena, raised In Pacoima. Ever since the age of 6 I knew I was destined to do more than sit in a classroom for the rest of my life.
It has definitely not been a smooth road. I grew up in a home were performance defined who you were; what you did is how you were looked at and if you did less you amounted to your work. I grew up with no communication of emotions; never shared my struggles at home. It was me against the world. Now if you had a problem there was a carpet, you threw your problems under the carpet and pretended like nothing had happened you suck it up and keep moving. You may think that’s the way to go all in all no, your emotions are valid and your voice needs to be heard.
From around age 8-15, I was being sexually abused and aroused by my own brother and this is where I was put to a test in character, faith, and strength.
I grew bitter, I grew to resent myself, I believed I was the problem and I did something wrong, I began to hurt others as I tried making my way to the top, yet I found myself emptier and lonelier each night my head hit the pillow.
Yet, this is what makes me different. My story matters, being front line is allowance for my mess to be a message for another soul who can not see the light at the end of the tunnel.
Years went on where as my confidence was being crushed. I felt so alone, I felt as if every human being hated me because I hated me. I knew deep deep down I was a loving individual who wanted to help I just needed to move towards healing. I then discovered the power of faith; the power of resting your problems in the creators hands. I use to question why me, why not someone else now I understand why me; if it was anyone else they would fold. As I began to seek healing, chains began to break; I began to walk into my purpose through higher power. Now, with anything in life if you’re willing and open breakthrough is yours. I then began to feel wholesome and new and I began to walk owning my struggles owning what once was done to me and what I did to others. I forgave myself first and asked for forgiveness of others. My story is still being written.
So, as you know, we’re impressed with arbonne – tell our readers more, for example what you’re most proud of as a company and what sets you apart from others.
Arbonne YES, arbonne has been my nearest most dearest discovery. Earlier I mentioned I was meant to do more than sit in a classroom and this business is my vehicle to doing so. As a young little girl school wasn’t my focus; I mentally clocked out in the third grade as always envisioned myself in green grassy fields; with endless supply. My endless supply is health and wealth.
What I am most proud about this business is this is mine. I make my own hours, I work at my own leisure and I get to share my story while connecting and making friendships, I love to tell people yes I sell but I don’t consider it that I do more than so. I add value to people’s lives. I teach them about what school hasn’t taught us ‘health and wealth’. What sets me and this company apart is we care for our community; we love upon one another, support each other to the fullest and their is no glass company in this business no one will ever tell you you’re doing too much stop here. Contrary you will be congratulated for doing much more, as you do much more you grow more into who you’re meant to become this business is about personal growth, community connections, and allowing others to be who they’ve always wanted to be. Allowing others to be equipped with self-love and self-confidence.
So, what’s next? Any big plans?
Absolutely, I never want to stop growing as an individual, every day I’m still seeking healing and growing to make my young self proud. In the next 5-10 years, I see myself known in many people’s playlists, I see myself one day selling out the staples center with all my talented friends working alongside with me. I see myself opening up a warehouse in the valley for creatives like me; where they can network and showcase their art while inspiring others to do the same, I want this place to be a regular gathering, where vision can sprout from. Where LA can understand they are worthy of love, they’re worthy of community and they’re worthy of having people who truly support them rather than hate overpowering. Where LA can truly sincerely know there’s a place I can go be me unapologetically, where people embrace me despite of my past and where one can create in unity. We were meant to do like with one another since way back when and I will be that catalyst for humanity.
I am looking forward to my business booming and it being the vehicle to financial freedom; moving out the hood, owning everything of my own because I’ve worked diligently for it. I see myself traveling the world while sharing my voice, my story and my business opportunity with the world. My largest dream has been to become a philanthropist and I will amount to that one day. The next 5-10 years I have an imagery of what it could be but God can switch it all up and I’m here for it.
- Address: 11272 Norris ave Pacoima ca 91331
- Website: Nataliehenriquez.arbonne.com /// YouTube: Groovs Sunshine
- Phone: 818-302-5710
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: Groovssunshine
Image of myself @cocktailqueen