A Perfect Protest*

My cute husband Matt, Berkeley, CA, Canon Digital Rebel XSi

In celebration of Brene Brown’s AMAZING new book, The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are we are staging a week long “Perfect Protest.” Add your photo to the collection… Say it loud and proud people!


And be sure to get Brene’s book. It is a life-changer for sure. Deep, real and extraordinary. I love the book and Brene Brown. If you are in the SF Bay area this week, come to her event at Ft. Mason on Thursday night. I will be there!

Me, hello fun, Berkeley, CA, Canon Digital Rebel XSi
Me, bye bye perfect, Berkeley, CA, Canon Digital Rebel XSi

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Hi, I’m Andrea

On this blog you’ll be learning with me how to use our voices, share our creative superpowers and live life in full color.

As an artist, photographer, life coach + mentor, I’m redefining what it means to be a SUPERHERO — ‘cause in my world, it’s got nothing to do with capes, spandex or sidekicks and everything to do with tenderness, intuition & baby steps of bravery.



  1. amy

    great recommendation – I’m having it sent to my kindle right….now!

  2. Megan

    Andrea, if you were striving for perfection, your blog would be boring and un-inspirational. It’s the opposite of both of those, and I’m so happy for that. Thank you for continuing to share your un-perfect, challenging, fun life with us.

  3. jenv

    sounds like the perfect book for me!
    i love your “unperfect photos”
    you look radiant!!!
    hope you are getting the rest you need.

  4. simone

    I love that it’s called “The GIFTS of Imperfection…” That’s such a great way to think about it. I’d love to read both of her books. Thanks for the recommendation!

  5. Jackie

    Thanks for the recommend! There’s a song on the Disney Channel from The Happy Monster Band that goes “practice makes progress”. I use this line often with my 4-year old and I love that they’re not singing “practice makes perfect”.

  6. Elizabeth

    Great Job you guys! I’m half done with the book and loving it….and I follow her blog and am so inspired by her and you and Matt! Thank you for being beautifully imperfect and so very real.

  7. Moe

    Love it!
    Great photos … sounds as if that book will help my clients who feel the need to be perfect.
    You *do* look radiant!

  8. Caroline

    Oooo, I need this one BADLY! I think my sign would be the same as yours… one day we need to talk about this 🙂 LOVE LOVE your dress too sweets.

  9. carrie

    you guys are too cute! I love your signs. You don’t have to be perfect to be beautiful! I blog hopped over from the ordinary courage.

  10. Samia

    Love these!!
    P.S. I am going to the World Domination Summit in June and I am SOOOO excited to hopefully meet you. You inspired me to start my family site over 3 years ago and now I am working on more exciting things.

  11. Christa

    This is why I read your blog. Thank you thank you thank you.

  12. Ming-Zhu (Orlando and Ivy)

    Gah! This makes me SO HAPPY! I love it I love it I love it I love it I love it!

  13. kelly

    Visiting from the perfect protest. So awesome…and fun!

  14. nicole

    You guys = adorable. I love this! Who needs perfect when there is a whole world out there to explore?

  15. Susanne

    the pics are soooo amazing, andrea!!! 🙂 i don’t know this book i hope to get it in germany too…
    by the way, did you get the new record of the weepies yet?
    love from germany,

  16. Tom Mohan

    Reading this on my phone (via Kindle). Great books for first borns – I’m one of those. She has a great voice. Thanks for the suggestion.

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