All of the women featured within the No Evil Movement are meant to represent each and every one of us. No matter your relation with each other (even if there is none at all), there’s a connection you can share through reading their stories and understanding their past. I hope that the compilation of each & every story provides you with a better view into the world around us – and how similar we all are.
What’s the one thing that keeps you up at night?
Usually, napping too hard during the day… But really, I try to avoid things that I know will keep me up at night. I don’t watch the news or live TV. My boyfriend Morgan & I don’t have cable (on purpose). I can’t watch the news or else I’ll get really upset and worry about everything going on in the world.
I worry a lot in general – about my family, my boyfriend, my brother, and my friends. I have to talk to my mom every day. I get anxiety thinking about everyone in my family getting older.
Also, I’ve heard too many heartbreaking stories of the last words spoken to a loved one before they passed being something mean. I always have to be on good terms with everyone and when I’m not it tears me up inside. I try to never go to sleep mad – I sleep-talk to my boyfriend when we get in fights, so I try to avoid that.
Who’s your biggest inspiration & why?
I feel that every person I choose to have in my life inspires me (that’s why they are there)! I’m very linear and left-brained, so I love being around people who are really out there and creative.
What words of advice would you tell yourself if you could go back in time?
I would tell my 18-year-old self to chill the hell out. I used to be so frustrated with myself in so many ways and needed to figure out a plan ASAP. But life is so crazy – people change, things pop up, and you will change your mind… I would have never guessed I would be in the place I am now – and that’s totally okay.
What 3 products automatically make you feel confident?
Mascara makes everyone look hot. I’ve been using the same L’Oréal Voluminous mascara since I was in middle school. Secondly would be perfume. I think it is crucial to subtly smell good, but not drown in perfume. I’ve been using Flowerbomb for a while now and makes me feel ~feminine~. Lastly would be toothpaste, because clean teeth duh.
Talk about something difficult that you had to overcome that you originally thought you couldn’t. How did you overcome it/learn to live with it?
Body image. When I was 18, I did this “raw cleanse” thing where I only ate grapefruits and bananas for a week. I was miserable. Up until very recently, I had been obsessed with being skinny – like a lot of women.
The weird thing is I really never was fat nor skinny. I literally look the same now as I did when I was 15. So I had one of those WTF moments about a year ago where I just thought about how much of my life was being wasted on how I looked, and I wasn’t enjoying my life. Food is so good!!! Also, women’s bodies are amazing and beautiful regardless of their size, so why is mine any different?
Patti is 23 years old & currently resides in NJ. She never ceases to amaze the people in her life with her dedication to everything she loves in her life. When she’s not working & studying her ass off for nursing school, she can be found crying at puppy GIFs, drinking a margarita, or eating buffalo wings. Her life-long goal is to own a greyhound (and she never lets her boyfriend forget it).