Category: Consciously Beautiful

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Ardre Orie Recognized as A Changemaker by Black Celebrity Giving

All, I’ve ever wanted was to make a difference. I can finally say that I am walking in purpose. About 6 years ago, I resolved that purpose must be rooted in service. We must hear the calling to serve others before being able to delight in purpose. That said, I spent another 6 years listening to a higher calling regarding how that would look. What would I do in the midst of service? Would I be able to make money to survive and support my family through my service? Would my service make room for Read more […]

The World Needed You!

Can you believe that after God created the entire galaxy, filled with the moon and the stars and the sun and after HE sculpted the wondrous world with mountains and valleys and all of the beautiful things that we so often take for granted, He still thought that it needed you? Do you know how special you are? We spend so much time comparing ourselves to others that we don’t stop to simply smell the roses. When was the last time that you stood in the mirror and just admired yourself? You should. Read more […]

3 Reasons Your Confidence Determines Your Level of Success ❤️ And because not one of us has been born with any more genius than the other, the real truth is that your only competition in the entire universe is you. It is absolutely a fact that what you believe about yourself and your capabilities directly indicate what you will accomplish in your lifetime. I can recall so many times that I established small dreams for myself because I thought that I could achieve them. I spent so many years Read more […]

I’m Ready for the Big Screen

Last September, I officially added the title “Film Director” to my resume. I was overwhelmed to say the least. Of all of the goals that I have set for myself, the completion of my first film certainly made the list of the most challenging. I set my soul on becoming a film director because I wanted desperately to create media that could reach the masses and tell our stories! “I AM” is an American documentary film that candidly accounts one woman’s mission to expose the myriad of factors Read more […]

My Body & My Choice

How many times have you felt like you didn’t meet a certain beauty standard? I wanted to share a personal journey with you because I know that someone reading this has gone through their own battle with beauty. In high school, I was rather slim and ate whatever I wanted. Exercise was what people who had nothing better to do with their time did or so I thought. It certainly wasn’t for me. After graduation, I attended Florida State University and my dorm room was across the street from Krispy Read more […]

Ardre Orie Featured in Rolling Out Magazine

When I first moved to Atlanta in 2009, I learned about a magazine called Rolling Out. They featured amazing news stories of celebrities and noteworthy individuals who were rising to the top of their fields. I remember researching the cost to advertise my ventures in the magazine and recognizing that as a small business owner with a very small budget, this would not be an option for me and I tucked that dream away and put it to rest. Six years later, on January 2016, Rolling Out ran a feature Read more […]

Life Loves the Fearless

The moment that I decided to live free from fear, everything changed. To be honest, I don’t know that I really believed that abundance was for me. The truth is that it is for all of us. Today, I’m not going to write a long message because sometimes less is more. So here goes: 1. Whatever you are afraid of is holding you back from reaching your greatest potential. 2. Fear is learned. We are not born with it. 3. Fear can be dismissed. 4. What you want most is on the other side of fear. 5. Read more […]

An Open Letter to All the Little Girls and Women Watching

“And in that moment. She understood her worth”. Ardre Orie I have been working diligently over the past years to share messages of love, hope, encouragement and most importantly self-worth with women and teen girls. I wrote this open letter below over three years ago and it’s sentiment rings strong and true today: Dear Girls, Let me first start by saying that I am not writing this letter to throw hate or shade. I believe every woman to be beautiful in their own right. I am writing this Read more […]

Is Modesty the Best Policy? 7 Reasons Why Chef Aesha Curry Might Have the Secret Sauce

Unless you have been absent from social media, you have probably been privy to the great debate recently sparked by Ayesha Curry. Now if you don’t know who Ayesha Curry is, allow me enlighten you. Ayesha is a mother of two daughters, a chef, ambassador Recently Ayesha came under fire when she sparked a great debate surrounding modesty. You read it correctly, modesty. Who fights over modesty you ask? Apparently, Twitter.  Ayesha who is heavily engaged in social media (like most of us) happened Read more […]

Smart is the New Pretty

In preparation for my next theatrical production The Heart of A Man, I have been informally surveying gentlemen to learn about their definition of beauty. There has been a resounding theme of those in search of more than just a pretty face. I often speak of the lack of positive female role models who are know for more than the enhancement of their bodies or catty antics on television but I must say, there has been an avid portrayal of men who support smart women. I can rattle off the names of powerful Read more […]