The Loud Life People – Natalya Clemens

Jul 27, 2018

I am relentlessly curious. Some may even use the word nosy. Either way, I have always been fascinated by people and their story.

I am a avid journal writer and once my mom gave me her typewriter in middle school I dabbled in writing fiction, albeit mostly about sexually repressed teenagers. Normally, I always had a storyline going on in my head and would checkout during class to finish adding plots to my juicy narrative.

Somewhere along the line I stopped writing and I stopped being curious. I settled for what people told me I was good at and what paid the bills. It worked for awhile, but after my first son was born the image of myself I had so carefully constructed began to crumble. I lost my community, my faith…my whole identity. I folded into myself, and it hurt, really bad. I stayed there for awhile pretending to be some version of what I was before and it only made it worse. It wasn’t until I was pregnant again did something start to change. I got curious and for the first time, honest with myself. I began a process of deconstructing layers of ideology, faith, image, and self talk. Then to my surprise, underneath it all, I found that girl with a typewriter again.

I’ve had this dream for awhile that I never executed on it because,,,,well, I was scared. The dream has been about finding extraordinary people and telling their story through video to empower others. People who live their life loud, or Loud Life People I like to call them. My hope is to bring these personal brand stories to life so that we may all collectively rise, and that maybe, in doing what makes me come alive, I can be a Loud Life person too.

May we all find and own our story,

Natalya