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Why I Ugly Cried After Watching a Comedy Special

Nicole Smithee

“There is nothing stronger than a broken woman who has rebuilt herself.” – Hannah Gadsby   These words have stayed with me long after Hannah’s comedy special Nanette stopped playing in my living room. After the credits rolled, and I wiped away the many tears streaming down my face, my husband and I spent the next hour and a half passionately discussing gender equality, discrimination, hate, shame, grace, truth, and love. Whether or not you agree with all Hannah said,…

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Video Series


nicole smithee

  IRIDESCENT launches on Monday, July 9th! will go live with articles and videos from extraordinary women on the topics of Career and Money, Health and Wellness, Relationships, Lifestyle, Culture, Beauty and Fashion, Spirituality, and more.  As if this isn’t exciting enough, The Iridescent Podcast (found on Spotify and iTunes) will launch too! In this video learn more about the story behind IRIDESCENT, and what this exciting new online community for young women is all about.  Subscribe at, connect with…

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BIG Announcement: My Baby!


  No, not that kind of baby, but don’t worry- you’ll be the first to know when that happens! It all started for me last summer.  I was minutes away from stepping onto the stage to preach to an auditorium full of teenagers and young adults.  I was praying during the last worship song, when I heard very clearly the Holy Spirit tell me to look up and around.  I opened my eyes and took in the full scene of…

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