Hey! So Glad You're Here.
Thanks for stopping by my introspective and colorful space on the Internet. Originally established in 2014, Iridescent Scarab began as a fashion and wellness blog and is now simply my outlet to discover my voice, live my truth, and step into my power. It is a medium that gives me a rare opportunity to seek inner-peace by documenting my journey through my experiences. After taking a break from blogging for two years in 2018, and as social media proved to have a detrimental impact on my mental health, I realized that being a blogger as a career wasn't a great fit for me and I was feeling unfulfilled. With dreams of changing the world, I realized there is so much I don't have control over but I do have control of this space on the internet. A space to be me, to share my mistakes and what I've learned from them.
Instead of creating content for validation and to please other people, I now make the active choice to create content by myself, for myself. To heal and to get my thoughts out of my mind and into the ether to alleviate the heaviness of this time. My content now consists of the merging of my heart, mind, and soul written from the comfort of my home and in pajamas. Vulnerable journal entries, stream-of-consciousness posts, personal experiences with life-lessons, and what I'm feeling and going through at the present moment. An opportunity to showcase my passion for graphic and web-design, Iridescent Scarab allows my readers to see the world as I see it myself. Though there is so much conflict, hatred, and evil I choose to see the light, beauty, and effervescence this world has to offer. From years of observing the world and repressing myself, I've realized I've got a lot to say!
Stats About Me
Blood Type: O+
Myer's Briggs: INFJ
Enneagram: Type 9
Sun, Moon and Rising Sign: Sagittarius, Capricorn, and Taurus
Harry Potter House: Ravenclaw
Ilvermorny House: Wampus
Aesthetics, Symbolism & Values
-The current theme of my website is inspired by finding joy in dark times. From watching every single season of "Rupaul's Drag Race" during quarantine to listening to Lady GaGa's “Chromatica” on repeat, you can see these influences in my chosen color scheme.
-I get a lot of questions about why I use the scarab as my blog name and symbol. It is because I've always been fascinated with the Ancient Egyptians and the scarab symbol keeps me connected to my own spirituality. It represents rebirth, transformation, protection, and good luck. The word iridescent is used because I believe in inclusivity and embracing every color. Whether it be skin tones or representative of emotions, iridescence to me represents diversity and acceptance.
*Iridescent Scarab is an anti-racist brand and will not tolerate any form of racism or hate.
"Black Lives Matter, women's rights are human rights, no human is illegal, science is real, love is love, and no matter your faith or ability kindness is everything.”