Mariana is genuine, soul-inspiring and brave.

She also loves gorillas! ::shrug:: You're already you -- love the things you love, you don't have to understand why. Don't judge your love; be honest with yourself.

She took a trip to Uganda to trek the jungle and see gorillas in the wild -- and had a very close encounter.

She has fearlessly built a lifestyle that allows her to stay curious, travel the world, and be herself. #winwinwin

I hope her story will kick off International Women's Day on a high note for you -- celebrating the adventure of this independent woman, and the curiosity and work of a woman who inspires her (Dian Fossey). 

I hope her wisdom inspires you to let your own light shine. 

If you're interested in learning more about gorillas or gorilla trekking, Mariana wanted me to share these: Uganda WildlifeWorld WildlifeVirunga Movie (not in Uganda, but in the Congo)