Women Worth Following – Inspiring Women You’ll Want to Get to Know
I’m proud to announce this month’s group of Women Worth Following – inspiring women you’ll want to get to know! Every month I feature nine awesome women who are changing the world. I can’t wait for you to check out these amazing women, and don’t forget to follow them too!
The stories of our lives matter, but often the most impactful stories are the ones that go unspoken. Charissa helps others who have been impacted by trauma, namely sexual assault, to move through their trauma towards healing. She believes when we are able to connect to our lives, our people and our stories, we perpetuate healing in ourselves and in others. By making sense of our varied trauma responses, Charissa invites us to heal and live life to the brim.
Winter Brooke helps disciple, mentor and coach high achieving, entrepreneurial women to be on mission with Jesus, learn how to be Spirit led, and practically live out their faith so they can be clear, confident and certain of every call, in every season of their life. As a Certified Life Coach and 15+ year mentor, Winter helps women see that ministry is wherever the Lord has you planted, to use your time, treasure and talents for the glory of God and the good of people.
Monica DiCristina is a therapist with over fifteen years of experience in mental health. She runs a private practice in Atlanta, Georgia serving individuals and couples in therapy. Monica walks with people as they process difficult experiences, helping to bring healing to their relationship with themselves and others. She became a therapist after one changed her life in her early twenties. Her goal is to pass along the same hope and healing she experienced through the intersection of her years of therapy experience, her personal journey, bi-cultural upbringing, and the faith that informs her perspective.
In addition to her work in the therapy office, Monica carries out her heartfelt mission to collaborate with others in their process of healing, hope, and becoming through her Still Becoming podcast, writing, speaking, and as co-creator of the here app. Monica lives in Atlanta with her husband and three children, as well as their dog Sweetie.
Maya Feller, MS, RD, CDN of Brooklyn-based Maya Feller Nutrition is a registered dietitian nutritionist, who is a nationally recognized nutrition expert. In her practice, she provides medical nutrition therapy for the management of and risk reduction of non-communicable diseases. Maya received her Masters of Science in clinical nutrition at New York University, where she is an adjunct faculty.
Whether addressing the nation or working one-on-one and with groups, Maya believes in providing nutrition education from an anti-bias patient-centered, culturally sensitive approach. Maya is dedicated to promoting nutrition education that helps the public to make informed food choices that support health and longevity.
Maya shares her approachable, real food based solutions to millions of people through regular speaking engagements, writing in local and national publications, via her social media account on Instagram, and as a national nutrition expert on Good Morning America, GMA3: What You Need to Know and more. She is the author of The Southern Comfort Food Diabetes Cookbook: Over 100 Recipes for a Healthy Life and has a book coming out with goop Press in Spring 2023.
Brittany Maher is compelled by love to empower women to simplify their identity based on one thing alone: Jesus. She is an evangelist, artist, and musician. She is the founder of Her True Worth, a large and growing online community designed to liberate an entire generation of faith-filled women with the freedom found in discovering their true worth in Christ. She is also the Co-Author of the book Her True Worth, Breaking Free From a Culture of Selfies, Side Hustles, and People Pleasing to Embrace Your True Identity in Christ. She and her husband, Ryan, invest most of their time in equipping and empowering God’s people for digital evangelism across the globe. They’re planted in Michigan with their daughter, Ariana.
Katy McCown is the author of She Smiles without Fear: Proverbs 31 for Every Woman, president of She Laughs Ministries, a writer for Proverbs 31 Ministries, and a national speaker. Katy’s Bible teaching days began in her home as a young adult. From the floor of her children’s bedroom to the living room where she gathered with other women, Katy has spent more than a decade opening God’s Word and teaching it to others. In 2017, Katy joined the First 5 team at Proverbs 31 Ministries where she continues to study, train and teach the Bible.
Katy is married to former NFL quarterback Luke McCown. She left her job as a television news reporter to join him on his adventure in the National Football League. During his thirteen years in the NFL, they moved more than a dozen times as Luke played on six teams, primarily as a backup quarterback.
Through all the uncertainties and surprises, Katy has learned some things about “living sure” even when the future is not, because even when God’s path seemed to sideline her plans, it never sidelined her purpose. Luke and Katy have six children, plus two puppies (who are sisters and the way they fight proves it). Katy loves a cup of strong coffee—or two—and her van is never clean. Never ever.
Amber O’Neal Johnston
Amber O’Neal Johnston is an author, speaker, and worldschooling mama who blends life-giving books and a culturally rich environment for her four children and others seeking to do the same. She recommends we offer children opportunities to see themselves and others reflected in their lessons, especially throughout their books, and she’s known for sharing literary “mirrors and windows” on her website and IG. Amber is also the author of A Place to Belong, a guide for families of all backgrounds to celebrate cultural heritage, diversity, and kinship while embracing inclusivity in the home and beyond.
Roma Osowo is an abstract artist who creates colorful and vibrant art inspired by her faith. Roma’s work has been collected worldwide, and has been sold in a few major retailers in the US. Her work has also been featured in several magazines including Traditional Home and she has worked with brands like Erin Condren, Pressed Juicery, Framebridge, Wexel Art, Lemonade Pursuits and more. Roma is represented by the Liz Lidgett gallery in Des Moines, Iowa.
Dr. Mildred J. Perea-Bonet
Dr. Mildred J. Perea-Bonet is a community pediatrician with over 10 years of experience. She is from Puerto Rico where she completed her medical education. She relocated to Tampa, Florida for her pediatric residency and has been practicing medicine in the Tampa Bay Area. Dr. Perea is Board Certified with the American Board of Pediatrics since 2011. She has worked in community health pediatrics with underserved families, international patients, and refugees. Her Hispanic heritage gives her the opportunity to connect culturally with Latino families in the area and provide care in their own language. Outside the office, Dr. Perea enjoys being a mom and spending quality time with her husband and two children. She blogs about being a juggling mom and inspires other moms to thrive and pursue health and wellness.