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Stephanie Matthias

Radiant Woman Founder Wellness Los Angeles, CA
About Stephanie
I'm an LA native, one of 4 sisters, grew up in a canyon in Beverly Hills, raised by a German father and Australian mother and am now a single mom to my two amazing daughters, Mia (11) and Annabelle (3). I've kind of been through it all- I was raised in a very privileged lifestyle (private school, Europe every summer, skiing every winter, etc) and I witnessed my family lose everything and then pick themselves up and start again; my whole family is full of strong, single women who inspire me every day.. I'm a single mom of two, I've apprenticed with incredible women artists, sunbathed topless in Niece, had moments when, at 25, I couldn't afford more than $10 of groceries for my daughter and I, worked as Rick Rubin's postpartum doula, hand made custom espresso cup and saucer sets for Chef Ludo's Petite Trois restaurant, gotten divorced, birthed a baby with no meds- I feel like I've lived ten lives already. I'm about to turn 35 this year and I'm in a really good place. I'm pretty comfortable with who I am and where I'm going. The Universe has thrown some crazy situations my way and all of it just reaffirms to me that I can get through anything. And it's from that space- that magical, superhuman, darkest before the dawn space that we birth from- that I show up for my clients as a postpartum doula. I sit with women in the transition space, when they're finding their way to the other side, between just having given birth and emerging into their new role as a mother, and I look in their eyes and they see that I've been there, too. It's a journey we're meant to take together, as women. Community is everything during life, but especially motherhood, and the community I've built around me- from family to friends to the women I've supported into motherhood- is one of the things in my life that I'm most proud of. The mindset that I’m consciously operating from these days is very “feminine economy” and collaborative- there is enough for everyone and if we all work to help each other then the entire community benefits.
I’ve been working as a postpartum doula, chef and maternal nutrition expert for the last 6 years and I love it. I believe 100% in the healing power of food and am deeply passionate about helping new mothers replenish and feel well following birth. I’m also very pro-choice in the sense that all women should have the right to birth and mother in the way that makes sense for them and those choices should be respected and honored (zero tolerance for mom shaming!). I think women are amazing and it fills my heart to be able to support them in the way I do. My general business goals are to grow my following, increase my visibility with more press, develop more programming to get my information and message out to more women and make the birth/mothering world a better place for future generations. I’d like for every woman to experience new motherhood from a place of wellness and grace because she is properly nourished and cared for.

I believe in practicing radical non-judgment and that the most important offering one can make to another person is to allow them the dignity of their own choices and the support to create whatever life they want to lead. Everyone has the right and the ability to heal themselves, be radiant and live a life they truly love.

How many kids? Ages?

Mia / Female / 11 years old
Annabelle / Female / 3 years old

Interested In

Finding a Mentor

Words you live by/quotes you love

I believe in practicing radical non-judgment and that the most important offering one can make to another person is to allow them the dignity of their own choices and the support to create whatever life they want to lead. Everyone has the right and the ability to heal themselves, be radiant and live a life they truly love.

What special skill, talent or gift would you like to give back to the community?

I would love to contribute to the mama mentoring program.. I've built my business from the ground up as a single mom and I have a lot I can share about how I did that. I also have a deep passion for helping other women find their voice and their place in the world. I'm a big believer in abundance mentality and when one of us is lifted up, the whole group is lifted as a result. I love connecting people and encouraging others and collaborating.

What is your biggest business challenge right now?

Since 2017, my business has grown quickly and steadily simply through word of mouth. I'm ready to take things to the next level and start expanding into events, workshops, speaking engagements- super open to whatever the Universe has in store for me!.. So now I'm figuring out the best way to grow and make really smart decisions about things like brand partnerships and productivity (especially since I'm only one person!). Sounds silly, but I would say that my biggest challenge at the moment is just growing my instagram followers. Once that gets to where I want it (10k+++) then some of the other stuff will flow more readily as well. It feels like a bit of a chicken and egg situation sometimes- which comes first?

Why do you want to be a part of heymama?

I would be thrilled to be a part of the HeyMama community. I love that it's about more than just networking and making business contacts.. HeyMama feels more authentic than a lot of the high visibility mom groups that are out there right now. Yes, I'm interested in growing my business, but I'm more interested in making connections with like-minded women that can turn into real friendships. As mothers and as women, we are each only as strong as the villages we are a part of.

xx Stephanie Matthias

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