Rumble Apparel Takes Montreal


Model: Amanda Wan
Age: 20

With no inhibitions, where do you ideally see yourself in 10 years?

Presently, I just graduated from College in Cinema and Communications. I love to travel the world, run a Youtube channel and Instagram account and do some type of promotion for companies. By doing all these things, it's made me grow a love for online content creating. In 10 years, I would love to have opened my own social media agency -- where I can run promotions for companies with other influencers, help companies run their socials and much more! I've been doing online content creating for about 4 years up to date, and I don't see it ever stopping.

What is a perceived flaw you have, how are you growing? 

I personally like to think our flaws make us perfectly imperfect. One flaw that I would say I have is I'm very hard on myself pertaining to body image. Over the past years my weight has been fluctuating and with the growth of social media, we see all these "perfect" bodies everywhere and it makes me hardcore judge my own. This has been an ongoing thing for about a year now. What I've learned from this is that all bodies are different and beautiful and there is no such thing as a perfect body type. Once you accept that, it helps you grow and love yourself to your full potential.




What’s something you find miraculous about life? 

One thing I find miraculous about life is how there are 7 billion people in this world but each and every one of us in unique in our own way. It's crazy to think that there is something different about each and every one of us, but it's honestly such a beautiful thing. It's beautiful to know there is only one of me in the entire world and no one else can be me. It's beautiful, crazy and mindblowing.

How are you living out the RUMBLE Concept? 

I love how Rumble stands for accepting everyone in society -- no matter race, sexuality, body type etc. This is something I really stand for and also show within my own creations. Being yourself, loving everyone and enjoying life to the fullest is the way I like to live. Every single day is a new day and we must live it to the fullest.

Photo of Amanda Wan taken by Christopher Lawrence



Model: Laura Zeppetelli-Bedard
Age: 21





With no inhibitions, where do you ideally see yourself in 10 years?
 

I see myself finally living my lifelong dream: doing research on marine mammals by the sea, in a small town. Maybe teaching too.

What is a perceived flaw you have, how are you growing? 

My biggest flaw would be my tardiness: I don't see time go by. Everything goes so fast!








What’s something you find miraculous about life? 

I study biology, so I find EVERYTHING about life magical, cause nature has its ways!!!

How are you living out the RUMBLE Concept?

For me, the rumble concept applies to hockey: when I jump on the ice, I leave ALL of my worries behind and keep my head in the game.

Photos of Laura Zeppetelli-Bedard by Malick Issa



 

 





Model: Jessie Dolman
Age: 22

With no inhibitions, where do you ideally see yourself in 10 years? 

10 years from now I see myself working for a marketing firm or a startup company. Something that is pushing the boundaries of how brands are currently marketing themselves.

What is a perceived flaw you have, how are you growing?

Hmmmm that's a good question, I guess I could shy that in some instances I'm pretty shy and kind've an introvert. Not the best quality to have when you're looking to be part of a large marketing team in the future and are told to constantly sell yourself "your idea" to others. But as years have gone on, I've learnt how to push myself and break down those walls... becoming more outspoken and in charge of my voice.






What’s something you find miraculous about life? 

It's important to understand how precious our lives are and how we should cherish them because, WE ONLY HAVE ONE.

How are you living out the RUMBLE Concept?

Throughout my schooling, work and day to day activities, I am complexly behind the RUMBLE philosophy and what it stands for. It stands for supporting each other and create a environment that is accept and will be create a more positive environment for everyone.

Photos of Jessie Dolman by Malick Issa



Model: Jade Oliver
Age: 19

With no inhibitions, where do you ideally see yourself in 10 years? 

In 10 years, I hope to just be genuinely happy with whatever is thrown at me.

What is a perceived flaw you have, how are you growing?

I can be stubborn, but learning to "go with the flow" has helped me grow.

What’s something you find miraculous about life?

That things, material or not, truly never disappear, but simply transform into something else. It's bizarre but cool.

How are you living out the RUMBLE Concept?

Focusing on my craft, as a like to call my "art", is always fun. Nowadays, the idea of creating with others is new and interesting. I now have a podcast with a friend and it's a fun experience.

Photos of Jade Oliver by Malick Issa

 

Model: Elsa Parker
Age: 23


With no inhibitions, where do you ideally see yourself in 10 years? 

Travelling between the Asia-Pacific, North America, Europe & Africa as a lead of my company, throwing events and performing. 

What is a perceived flaw you have, how are you growing?

Over-stretching - there are only so many hours in a day. I've since become better at honing in on true passions and delegating.

What’s something you find miraculous about life?  

The fact I was born into such a privileged life. I feel a necessity to share this opportunity and prosperity with those around me and those less privileged.

How are you living out the RUMBLE Concept? 


BLISS, an inclusive events brand that I founded a year ago as a solo project, has now blossomed into something far beyond what I could have conceptualized. My team mates inspire me and push me to go beyond what I thought I was capable. This summer we will be hosting a slew of rooftop music and art events to showcase the immense and diverse talent of the city.

Photos of Elsa Parker by Malick Issa

 

 

Model: Aleysa Tejada
Age: 19

 

 

With no inhibitions, where do you ideally see yourself in 10 years?

In 10 years I see myself as a business woman traveling the world and help small companies with their social media and communication.

What is a perceived flaw you have, how are you growing?

I put a lot of pressure on myself which sometimes makes me do things better but also can be negative because it makes me a stressed person.


 

 

 

What’s something you find miraculous about life? 

I find miraculous that we can learn a lot of things meeting one person or by paying more attention on things we don’t usually do. Some people can’t realize or don’t appreciate learning but I find it miraculous.

How are you living out the RUMBLE Concept?

When I feel like I have a lot of pressure I tell myself “If you can’t beat them, dress better than them”.

Photos of Aleysa Tejada  by Trilla

 

 

Model: Ari G
Age: 17

 

With no inhibitions, where do you ideally see yourself in 10 years?

Ideally, I’ll be living in my house with my boyfriend and dogs while working in my field. I see myself living a typical cute little life and travel almost every 2months. I have one life to live and I plan on living it to the fullest with my family and close friends!

What is a perceived flaw you have, how are you growing?

PROCRASTINATION is my enemy. I get so lazy sometimes but I try keeping an agenda and I force myself to complete most of my tasks. Since I started to be more conscious about this bad habit of mine, I can definitely see the difference in my productivity level everyday.



 

What’s something you find miraculous about life?

I find it miraculous how no matter how bad things can get, there is always a way to get back up. We get second chances every day. Everyday that we wake up or even every minute that passes by is another chance to be better, do better and accomplish more!

How are you living out the RUMBLE Concept?

I wake up every morning at 5am to have time to meditate and count my blessings for a healthy mind. I also work out at least 2 hours everyday & eat healthy food to have a healthy body as well. I organize and think about everything ahead of time to be prepared and ready for my days and to be able to accomplish the most out of it. Being healthy & positive is very important to me and since I’ve changed my daily routines to apply these 2 things, I feel a lot more alive and fresh :)

Photos of Ari G by Trilla

 

Model: Chanel Mings
Age: 24

 

With no inhibitions, where do you ideally see yourself in 10 years?

I didnʼt do four years of theatre school for nothing. Therefore, I see myself in ten years being a working actress that is able to live off of her work. I also want to write theatre that represents us, people of colour. Since theatre is lacking in that area. And also, to bring more young minorities in the theatre community. 

What is a perceived flaw you have, how are you growing?

Some would say I’m an introvert, like if it were a bad thing. I personally donʼt agree with all the negativity floating around that word. Iʼve come to terms with the fact that I don’t want to be the loudest person in a room, I need a social break every once in a while and I like to preserve my energy.




What’s something you find miraculous about life?

Family/Unconditional love. Its basically having a support team that you support back itʼs the best thing you can have! 

How are you living out the RUMBLE Concept?

I never make the same mistake twice. I make it like five or six times, you know, just to be sure.

Photos of Chanel Mings by Trilla
    

 

 

Model: Aïcha Morin-Baldé 
Age: 21

 

 

With no inhibitions, where do you ideally see yourself in 10 years?


Working for television show as a writer.

What is a perceived flaw you have, how are you growing?

I am definitely my biggest critic. I can be very tough on myself but its  important to give yourself the chance to fail so you can get back up and be  better.


Photos of Aïcha Morin-Baldé by Trilla



 

Model: Diana Miruna
Age: 20

With no inhibitions, where do you ideally see yourself in 10 years?

Professionally, I see myself having a successful career as a psychologist, focusing on couple's and family therapy. Other than that, I do pole dancing as a hobby and fitness activity, and I'd like to have participated in (and won!) at least a few competitions by then. It really is a passion of mine that I'd like to pursue more!

What is a perceived flaw you have, how are you growing?

I've always been shy growing up, which then developed into social anxiety during my teens. It used to be quite bad in high school (I'd rather eat my lunch in the bathroom than have to deal with the anxiety I'd get in the cafeteria). Fortunately, it got better after I started seeing a counselor and it's been improving ever since. I still feel awkward and shy around new people, but I'm much more confident in myself and don't let negative thoughts get the best of me.

 

What’s something you find miraculous about life?

I think all of life's experiences and the emotions, feelings and memories associated with those experiences are miraculous.

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w are you living out the RUMBLE Concept?

What is I think it's really important that women stick together and support and empower other women, instead of competing with each other. It's sad that society teaches young girls that they have to be "better" than other girls in order to get a boy's attention. Jealousy and relational aggression is so common among teenage girls, but also among adult women. It's easy to become envious whenever you see someone who's prettier or smarter or more successful than you are. Instead of being jealous and wishing I was that girl, I try to compliment her. It makes both of us feel better about our day!

Photos Diana Miruna by Naomi Xiang


Abigail Bruno

Age: 20

 

With no inhibitions, where do you ideally see yourself in 10 years?

Working for a law firm in Napoli Italy, travelling at least twice a year and enjoying la bella vita. I also hope that if I don’t work in a field that promotes human, animal, or environmental rights, that I would at least continue my participation in charities for these fields.

 

What is a perceived flaw you have, how are you growing?

I believe my biggest flaw is my tendency to always take things to the extreme but now as I grow, I am learning to embrace it and let my passion be what drives me; in my studies and in life.

 

 

 

What’s something you find miraculous about life?

In all my travels all around the world, in the countless times I’ve almost had to face death, the one thing that always takes my breath away is humanities’ ability to survive and thrive. Humans are so relentless and somehow I find that so beautiful.

How are you living out the RUMBLE Concept?

Since I moved to Montreal I haven’t had the chance to join or start any girl organizations but my friends/roommates and I are living our lives in a way that truly embodies what it means to be a squad of independent, driven, STRONG women who always have each other’s backs!

Photos by Marielle Coleman 

 

Camilla Hyldelund
Age: 20

With no inhibitions, where do you ideally see yourself in 10 years?

In 10 years I see myself as a lawyer working in corporate law either in London, Copenhagen, New York or Moscow.

What is a perceived flaw you have, how are you growing?

I have a nasty temper and I have always had it. I have learnt over my 20 years of life that those who shout the loudest and most violently don’t always get what they want. Violence does not lead anywhere and therefore, I’m trying to take a step back, access the situation and see if it’s something that really needs shouting about.

What’s something you find miraculous about life?

How everything resets. The changing between night and day allows you to explore and take advantage of every new morning. Even if you have had a past few sucky days, it doesn’t stop you from seizing the new day and letting it be the day you want it to be.

 

 

How are you living out the RUMBLE Concept?

For the past 5 years, I haven’t lived at home. Since 9th grade I attended a boarding school hundreds if kilometres away from my parents. This means that at times, support had to come from different places that a 14-year old wouldn’t seek out. Like from my friends. We learned that supporting one another was the only way we would thrive in our new, excluded environment. 
Since then, I have taken this notion of friends as family with me to McGill (where I now study). Now, my parents are even farther away. This means that my friend group has to be there for each other. We will act as both a shoulder to cry no, and a glaring alarm of encouragement for each other. For me, supporting friendships do not even strike me as an abnormality- it is the new norm.

Photos by Marielle Coleman 

  

Model: Julianna Delchop
Age: 19

 

With no inhibitions, where do you ideally see yourself in 10 years?

Starting a family.

What is a perceived flaw you have, how are you growing?

Being self-conscious is a flaw and I’m learning to be more confident.

What’s something you find miraculous about life?

Life itself is miraculous.

How are you living out the RUMBLE Concept?

I’m just as lost as the next person. But I want to succeed so I work hard on my own end, even if I don’t have any insight as to what exactly I’m working towards yet.

Photos by Marielle Coleman 

 

 

Model: Patricia Batista Ruivo
Age: 20

With no inhibitions, where do you ideally see yourself in 10 years?

Ideally, in 10 years, I’d be studying fashion and interning in a big fashion house in Paris. I love the thought of being able to influence others through fashion. I think fashion is the perfect combination of architecture, innovation, engineering, and self-acceptance. I believe that the world of fashion nowadays is too focused on producing ephemeral trends rather than developing immortal ideas that will stick through centuries. This is what differentiates Gabrielle Chanel from Zara, and my drive to strive as an artist but also as a future engineer.

What is a perceived flaw you have, how are you growing?

I think my biggest flaw is that I invest myself far too much in things that don’t deserve my attention most of the time. Many would think that this is probably a great quality, but I’m finding through time that sweating the small stuff is generally a pure waste of my precious time. I need to give a little less crap about life and start living my own as I want it to be lived. So what if some things don’t turn out the way I wanted them to? The universe is probably just trying to teach me a lesson and I need to start listening more to my inner spirituality than to what others expect from me.

What’s something you find miraculous about life?

Love is the most miraculous thing about life. If can take you places you never thought you could reach. It makes you crazy yet it makes you sane. It makes you believe in everything you thought was once impossible because once upon a time, you thought finding love was impossible. However once that great mission is accomplished, you feel so endlessly powerful and you feel you can conquer the world.

How are you living out the RUMBLE Concept?

Girl gang is so important, not because of gender equality or whatnot, but because of support as women. A lot of the time women tend to compete with each other rather than supporting one another. By creating one big team, we could go places. Big places. Constructive criticism, mutual support and empathy are all qualities that our society is lacking, and by developing these attributes as human beings, we could come together and form a whole new squad of endlessly powerful women. In the future, I want to rule the world. My biggest dream is to become immortal; not by making my heart beat eternally, but by being remembered for what I changed, the movements I’ve created, and the cultures I’ve ruthlessly shocked. There is no time to waste and more importantly no problem in being a savage when my dreams are at stake.

Photos by Marielle Coleman 

 

Model: Christina Yevtushenko
Age: 19

 

With no inhibitions, where do you ideally see yourself in 10 years?

In med school, I love learning- especially about the human body and I want to dedicate my life to helping others!

What is a perceived flaw you have, how are you growing?

Stress really affects me. I try to deal with it by taking care of my health and doings that help, like yoga, stretching and meditation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

What’s something you find miraculous about life?

Why do we need to sleep? I feel like we would be so much more productive and do so much more if we could do without it!

How are you living out the RUMBLE Concept?

I’m trying to eat organic and local. By voting with my dollar, I am supporting smaller, local farms and environmentally conscious companies. I think that it’s important to remember that we are what we eat!

Photos by Marielle Coleman 

 

Model: Dior Sow
Age: 20 

 

With no inhibitions, where do you ideally see yourself in 10 years?

Ideally in 10 years I will have found a career path that is both creative and purposeful. I also hope that by that time I’ll be able to say that I’ve found balance in my life. Really, my priority is to be at peace with myself.

What is a perceived flaw you have, how are you growing?

Procrastination! I’ve never been good at working. I would always find ways to make things happen with as little effort as possible. However, as I grow older I am realizing that all the goals that I set for myself can only be achieved through hard work. I am trying to really prioritize and be focused on my future.

 

 

 

What’s something you find miraculous about life?

I think it’s miraculous how much we are able to realize in such a short amount of time (because when you think about it what is 80-90 years on the scale of the universe?).

How are you living out the RUMBLE Concept?

Simply by waking up everyday with the intention of living my best life. If there’s an opportunity for me to meet new people and try new things, I will always grab it. I would hate to end up in a routine, or a fishbowl as I like to call it. At the end of the day when you’re on your deathbed you’ll only remember the moments of your life that were out of the ordinary.

Photos by Selome Gizaw

 

 

Model: Tumini Cookey
Age: 19

 

With no inhibitions, where do you ideally see yourself in 10 years?

In 10 years there are multiple places I see myself career wise. However, I ultimately hope I will be happy doing whatever I choose to do. Hopefully by then I would’ve decided on the career path I want to take and I will be working on things to further it. I’ll be 29 then and all I wish for my 29-year-old self is to love what I will be doing and love the people around me.

What is a perceived flaw you have, how are you growing?

To some people I might be too laid back. I’m working on it by being more engaged in my interactions with other people. Sometimes I’m so relaxed because I don’t see the point in doing otherwise. I’ve started being more on task and I’m trying to not look as detached as I normally would. I think it’s going good because I haven’t been getting comments on it.

 

What’s something you find miraculous about life?

The fact that the world goes on regardless of all the problems we as individuals face surprises me. I take a step back and look at it from a different perspective and realize a lot of things don’t matter so why stress over them. Something that may seem like a world changer to you really doesn’t change that much, most times it’s just us being super emotional about it. Don’t get me wrong, we are all allowed to freak out about things but it’s how much control we let it have over us that really matters.

How are you living out the RUMBLE Concept?

I’m a biochemistry major, so right now I’m really focused on getting good grades. My daily routine involves studying for my various classes and hanging out with my friends. Don’t worry I do other things non-academic related. I am currently the VP external for BSN Mcgill so I have to go to a bunch of events and communicate with clubs and organizations in the greater Montreal community. 

Photos by Selome Gizaw

 

Model: Maddy Mak
Age: 20

 

With no inhibitions, where do you ideally see yourself in 10 years? 

Along with being surrounded by people and being immersed in initiatives that ground me, all will be good as long as I'll be able to reflect upon my past decisions with a peace of mind. Not going to lie though - being a less clumsy would be a plus (& a miracle!)

What’s something you find miraculous about life?

The impact of something as effortless as a listening ear. I guess it's just a consequence of the fact that I tend to under appreciate the small things, but for me at least, there is no experience that resonates deeper than a conversation where both parties are actually present and truly care about what each other is saying.

 

 

 

What is a perceived flaw you have, how are you growing?

Back in high school, my volleyball coach always reminded me to be more kind to myself. It's been a while since then, but I think I hold her advice closer to me now than ever. Coming into university, I've definitely changed. Despite knowing that this isn't necessarily a bad thing, there have been many moments where I overthink, feel out of touch with myself, and am scared with how uncertain things are going. So yeah, as I enter my 20's I'm really trying not to hold things too close to my heart. Rather, I'm trying to focus on having balance in the present rather than in what lies ahead and in what I've left behind me.

 

 

 

How are you living out the RUMBLE Concept?

I could say constantly trying to be a better and become a more unapologetic version of myself (which is true to a large extent), but in the end of the day, I wouldn't be where I am if I did it alone. So I think I'm trying to live out my so-called RUMBLE concept by being genuine and appreciative to those who I feel have truly made a difference in my life. As someone who truly believes that we are a reflection of the people we surround ourselves with, I feel blessed to have and have had people to offer their time to challenge & life me up to be and do better. I can only hope that I in some way have done the same for them.

 

Photos by Selome Gizaw

 

 

Model: Chidera Ihejirika
Age: 20

 

With no inhibitions, where do you ideally see yourself in 10 years? 

I see myself using a creative and pragmatic platform to advocate for oppressed peoples as well as helping people heal from the trauma of history in various ways. I also hope to be working with the people I consider role models. I hope to be spending a lot more time at home in Nigeria using my acquired skills to improve my country.

What’s something miraculous about life?

To me, community is something miraculous about life. There is something amazing about feeling accepted, included and respected by people that really get you.

 

 

What is a perceived flaw you have, how are you growing?

I tend to worry about things obsessively. I am growing through faith, I believe strongly that whatever is meant to be will be therefore there is no sense about worrying about anything. At the end of the day, everybody has a destiny.

How are you living the RUMBLE concept?

I believe that I am living the RUMBLE concept in that I believe strongly in girls supporting girls. I am always rooting for my girls and even girls that I don’t know. I believe there is no reason to be anything but happy for girls succeeding because jealousy and unhealthy competition is frankly exhausting. As women, we must stick together because we do face certain societal constraints that are not helped by internal divides within our community.

Photos by Selome Gizaw

 

Model: Sasha Mcdowell
Age: 19

Photo by Ariane Chan Photography
 

With no inhibitions, where do you ideally see yourself in 10 years?

To be honest, I have so many interests I am not quite sure. Currently I am trying to get involved in cutting edge research and maybe one day I'll be a great scientist. I'd love to be an inspiration for other women in the scientific industry. At 29, I see myself back home (Barbados), trying to give people of my country more opportunities usually only found in first world countries - weather it be in science or whichever area I pursue. For now, I want to explore everything, following whatever makes me the happiest and seeing where that takes me. 

What's something you find miraculous about life?

I think human connection is something miraculous. Being able to share a joke, a smile, a hug or even a handshake with someone else is weirdly beautiful to me. I like the idea of feeling connected to everyone even though we may all seem different.

 

Photo by Liann Sun

How are you living the RUMBLE concept?

To me the RUMBLE concept means pursing any and everything that comes to mind with the support of some beautiful friends. I'd say I am definitely trying to stay positive in everything I do. Will I get that new research job? - Maybe not. Does that stop from applying? - No way. My goal is to become more involved with my friends' dreams/projects and in doing so, let their dreams inspire me to pursue my own. There's no greater feeling that just being there for a family member or friend. 

 

 

 

 

 

Model: Julie-Anne Brault
Age: 26

 

Photo by Ariane Chan Photography

With no inhibitions, where do you ideally see yourself in 10 years?

In 10 years, I'll be 36. Which is kind of old. Like not super old, but old enough to be sort of scary. I don't want any child. I'm not too much of a relationship person, but I am a big romantic dreamer. So, I guess I still see myself living alone, but surrounded by the love of my best friends, and the affection of passers-by. Ideally, I would be in a field that I am passionate about like fashion, music or video games, and have a job that I enjoy doing. I kind of want to be rich, or rich enough to be able to afford a few luxury items and a nice place to live with a view on a waterfront. I want to travel a lot, for leisure or work. I don't necessarily want to be famous, but I want to be out there. I just don't want to have too much of a routine life and I want to enjoy every part of it.


 

 

Photo by Liann Sun

What is a perceived flaw you have, how are you growing?

I hate/fear deceiving people. It seems like a quality at first, but it's not. Really. And I'm not the person with the most self-confidence. To avoid giving people false hopes, I'd rather say I'm not able to do something instead of trying and fail. I prefer to be pessimistic about my abilities. I don't make promises if there's a slight chance I might not be able to hold it. It has limited me several times, in my professional life, but also in my personal projects. With time, I have tried to ignore this fear and just go out there. When my motivation is high, I have less and less problem. But if I'm slightly depressed, I easily fall back in this pattern.

 

 

What's something you find miraculous about life?

What I find the most miraculous about life is life itself. I don't know much about science, but it seems to me that the chances that every component was at the right place and at the right time so life as we know it here would start to exist from non-life material were slim. And the way that evolution worked... It's just simply amazing. 

How are you living out the RUMBLE concept?

Do what you are passionate about and don't fear what people think, because when you're doing something with passion, it shows and it can only inspire others.

Photo by Liann Sun

 

 

 

Model: Ginika Ume-Onyido
Age: 19

Photo by Ariane Chan Photography

What's something you find miraculous about life?

Burn your home down. Run away. Take the pills that you know that you should not take. Touch the man that you swore you'd never reach for. Exhaust your body. Exhaust the spirit. Bleed. Forget your passions. Run away in your dreams. Sleep. Repeat the cycle until you cannot.

And then go back to that same home that you burned down. Your mother will still be sitting at the charred dining table. She will be waiting for you to take a seat and enjoy your favourite meal (you know the one that you loved since you were a kid but eat less ever since becoming an adult and forgetting that you can simply enjoy things). Before you sit and utter a word, her arms will open wide and form a cocoon around your body. She will whisper in your ear, "It is okay, I burned my home once with even hotter flames. Yet, I am here."

Despite the number of mistakes and wrong decisions one can make, the depth of forgiveness and understanding that others have for them is nothing short of a miracle.

Photo by Ariane Chan Photography

How are you living out the RUMBLE concept?

I am freeing myself more and more and finding old parts of myself that I forget to nurture. So, I pull out the me who lives to write, I wake up the part of me that sketches, shake the shoulders of the me who finds joy in moving, drags the me who enjoys peace and silence down to the beach, and I collect these different parts, amongst many others, together. Together we all dance until the early morning. We are playful shapes, vibrant with energy, fusing until we become one. When Dawn comes, I smile and wait until I begin the dance again.

What is a perceived flaw you have, how are you growing?

It is easy at times to forget who I am. This is not a Mufasa saying, "Simba, you have forgotten yourself so you have forgotten me," self-identity situation but rather a "Who looked at your stardust and told you that you come from dirt?" kind of situation. Despite appearing quite confident, little comments jab away at my skin like a flock of woodpeckers. The snide remarks and micro-aggressions about things that make me who I am, from my hair to my skin, are memorized, saved for later, and reloaded at 1am in bed, when the lights are off, the people are gone, and no one can see my tears.

So I stripped myself naked and told myself not to care about other people's opinions. At the end of the day, the most important opinion is my own. My power is that only I can be me and I refuse to let and negativity affect that anymore. I am growing by placing more care into making sure that I am comfortable and happy with the choices that I make each day. I try to pick out at least one thing a day that I am proud of trying or something that I accomplished. Whether it's wearing my hair in an afro or putting on an outfit that makes me happy, I am trying to "just do me" as long as it doesn't hurt anyone around me. If anything, self-love aspires those around you to do the same and eventually we will all say "The dust of stars, stars that urn collected themselves in a beautiful way to build a walking dream that is myself."

With no inhibitions, where do you ideally see yourself in 10 years?

With absolutely nothing in my way, I honestly see myself living in a city in Europe. Living a balanced lifestyle in which I am moisturised and hydrated, glowing and willing to give. With a partner who supports me, I'd wake up each morning to the sunlight beaming through wide windows. I'd be getting ready to code from my go-to café in the city in the day, before I run to the opposite side of the city for a shoot. My blog will still be growing. I'd have nurtured besidethepnt for 10 years now. Once a baby to a young child, it would have seen more corners of this world and shared even more places to find the perfect chai latte. Ideally though, I see myself finding new happiness. 

Photo by Nat Carson

 

 

Model: Sasha Huebener
Age: 19


 

With no inhibitions, where do you ideally see yourself in 10 years?

Travelling the world, not forgetting to stop along the way to take a photo!

What is a perceived flaw you have, how are you growing?

I doubt my abilities more than I should. It's a flaw that results in a self-fulfilling prophecy of not using my abilities to their fullest potential.

 

Photo by Nat Carson

 

 

 

 

What's something you find miraculous about life?

That we have not, cannot, and will not explain it completely. I like a little mystery. 

How are you living out the RUMBLE concept?

Get up before dawn. Get everything done before 10am. Live. Take a photo or two. Sleep. Repeat.

Photo by Ariane Chan Photography 

 

 

 

 

 

Model: Tiffany Lai
Age: 23

 

With no inhibitions, where do you ideally see yourself in 10 years?

Ideally, I see myself making a breakthrough in the tech industry, owning my own coffee shop in either Little Italy or the Mile End, and making daily videos for my own Youtube channel OR having my own talk show. Perhaps even having my own clothing line.

What is a perceived flaw you have, how are you growing?

I'm extremely short tempered (something that I've inherited from both my parents) and I'm very impatient. I'm taking it one baby step as a time. Thinking before reacting and if I'm ever mad or upset at someone, I'll try my best to put myself in their shoes.

 

 

 

What's something you find miraculous about life?

How the human body is able to heal from physical and emotional damage.

How are you living out the RUMBLE concept?

I think I'm living out the RUMBLE concept by being in my program...it took a lot of courage and effort for me to transfer from Nursing at McGill to Computer Science at Concordia. I went from being in a female-dominated field to a male-dominated field.

All Photos of Tiffany Lai by Ariane Chan Photography

 

 

 

Model: Jenna Gerbs
Age: 22


 

Photo by Ariane Chan Photography

With no inhibitions, where do you ideally see yourself in 10 years?

In 10 years, I see myself living somewhere sunny in a quaint little house with cats and someone I adore. My quotidian life will be filled with art and love, and I will find comfort in my humble daily routine. I'll finally have learnt all my mother's recipes, and will be working on perfecting them. I'll find confidence in going to the gym alone and be living in the body I've always wanted - tattooed and all. I'll have graduated from a professional degree that I have yet to choose. I'll have mastered a new craft that will be a hit within my community. I'll be displaying it at a market once a week, or have m own store on whatever is the equivalent of Etsy at that time.

 

Photo by Nat Carson

What's something you find miraculous about life?

I am a strong believer in the law of attraction. Everything and everyone that is part of your life is there because we have attracted it with our own energy. This has been true for me in many circumstances, and each time something great happens in my life this belief strengthens even more. Your thoughts become your reality, and what you think you become. I have met some of the most amazing people and gotten opportunities that I never thought possible. All of this has had significant impact on my life and my character. I know that although I don't know where I'll end up, if I keep striving to attract positive energy I'll be alright.

 

 

Photo by Ariane Chan Photography

How are you living out the RUMBLE Concept?

Making steps to progressing my own personal projects and being active in the community are ways that I'm living out the RUMBLE concept. Supporting friend's projects are very important to me since together we can empower each other and bring out the best in each other.

 

What is a perceived flaw you have, how are you growing?

I feel spoilt for choice when thinking about which flaw to choose for my answer. I can consequently say for certain that my biggest flaw is my self-criticism. I often forget to give myself credit for my accomplishments, find uneasiness in my unproductive moments, and I feel like I am never doing enough. This often causes me to get lost and oversee the present moment. I am growing by writing more, reading more, and developing my emotional intelligence. I am working more towards self-love and self-compassion as opposed to self-criticism.

Photo by Liann Sun

 

 

 

Model: Sheree Marshall
Age: 20


With no inhibitions, where do you ideally see yourself in 10 years? 

This question is hard, because for me 10 years seems so far out in the future – the uncertainty is both thrilling and terrifying. As hard as it is to imagine, ideally at 30, I see myself living back in Kenya, Costa Rica, or anywhere where the wind doesn’t hurt my face when I walk out the door (@Montreal), and where I can actually feel the sun rays hit my skin. I would love to be working in something that has to do with mental health awareness. I’ve danced around many ideas of what career options there are and clinical psychology is up there but also a lot of other options that essentially focus on increasing the focus on stigmas associated with mental health in developing countries.

Photo by Liann Sun

What is a perceived flaw you have, how are you growing? 

Overthinking situations. I’ve found myself in an induced panic because of the constant brain chatter that goes on in my head. It could be the smallest thing, like bumping into an acquaintance on campus – was I too awkward? Should I have asked about how they’re doing? And then constantly replaying that scene over and over again in my head questioning why I didn’t act a certain way or why I did. It’s ridiculous and irrational, and I’m aware of it- but wow, it happens a lot. I guess acknowledging that it’s irrational is something that has helped me get over the thoughts faster – but it also depends on the situation and how important I perceived it to be. I think this is rooted in an insecurity of what others perceive me as, but as I’m starting to accept and love myself more I think it’s definitely starting to reduce.

Photo by Ariane Chan Photography

How are you living out the RUMBLE Concept?

I truly believe that the people we choose to surround ourselves with play such a huge role in our perceptions of the challenges we face. RUMBLE identifies as a girl and guy gang that supports others – I think this is so inspiring, beautiful, and true. In pursuing future career goals, or small projects within universities, especially on campus as large as McGill, it’s easy to feel tiny, insignificant and intimidated. The fear of not succeeding, and constant comparison to peers that are constantly gaining new research experience in labs, getting competitive internships over the summer or always having one extra thing to add onto their CV can be draining and discouraging. However, every time I’ve found myself getting into those bouts of negative thoughts I’ve relied on my friends both here and at home for direction and advice – and it definitely makes what can seem extremely daunting a lot less impossible.

 

 

Model: Laurence Brisson Dubreuil
Age: 22

 

Photo by Nat Carson

With no inhibitions, where do you ideally see yourself in 10 years? 

The subtle yet immense difference between the words ideal and realistic is one made more obvious to me as the years go by. I interpret ideal situations as ones resulting in the best outcome despite other eventualities, while realistic situations imply to me the inconceivable presence of hope or luck. 

I cannot say with any ounce of certitude where I wish to stand career wise in the next decade. This is a matter that stresses me immensely as a university student and yet makes me hopeful for 32-year-old me in the making. I am currently unable to conceive a career path for myself but have a precise idea of the life I wish to lead, that is one of joy. I expect one that is achieved through adventure, laughter and a glimpse of sarcasm.

  

Photo by Julien Laperrière

What is a perceived flaw you have, how are you growing? 

Impulsiveness is a word that is surrounded by connotations ranging from positive ones such as passion, to opposing interpretations perceived as careless. The interpretations associated with acts deriving from impulsiveness may alter but the motive that drives me towards such actions never does. My mind craves endless distraction and is willing to omit any thought likely to interfere. That is the utter disregarding of repercussions on my life and sadly inevitably on the ones surrounding me. Acknowledging my flaw has foremost made me a moral agent rather than an individual completely oblivious to her own behavior. Recognizing my implication in the making of undesirable aspects in my life has abled me to better asses and comprehend the power which I hold.

 

How are you living out the RUMBLE Concept? 

Within the past year I have been granted the opportunity to assist in multiple artistic endeavours acquaintances of mine were courageous enough to begin. To be a part of someone’s project is always greatly rewarding, it is beyond flattering to be recognized and trusted enough to be requested in contributing to someones work. While this may all be true, I believe my ultimate sense of fulfilment will happen with the creation of my own personal achievements. Insecurity is a sentiment that burdens me every day but as time progresses so do my innate fears for failure. The understanding of one’s self-worth is indispensable in the process of creating, thereby my new found array of knowledge renders me a step closer in the making of my own path.

Photo by Nat Carson

What’s something you find miraculous about life? 

How every moment holds the possibility of being a life alternating one. The simplicity of which meeting the right person, doing a precise action or saying a particular thing can result in something that surpasses any previous expectation. Every moment can be a remarkable if we allow ourselves to let it happen. 

 

 

Model: Odessa Beatty
Age: 19

 

What is a perceived flaw you have, how are you growing? 

One of my biggest flaws is ambition. I love to bite off more than I can chew which can end up in disappointment. University has taught me many things but one of the most important is how to manage my time. I learned that I cannot take every opportunity that presents itself and that life is better when you accomplish one task really well, rather than 10 poorly done tasks. 

What’s something you find miraculous about life? 

What I found miraculous about life is that we have the chance to create our own stories and our own legacy even if it dies with us.


 

 

 

How are you living out the RUMBLE Concept? 

Each morning I wake up with the ambitious to learn a little more, love a little more and push myself a little more out of my comfort zone. Whether I do this by meeting, new people, trying new things, or even making a familiar face smile, I try to always be a better version of myself.

 

 

 

 

With no inhibitions, where do you ideally see yourself in 10 years? 

Whether I work in public relations or as an interior designer, I see myself travelling to as many places as I can and taking advantage of what this amazing world has to offer. With no inhibitions, I will continue to pursue my love for dance and the arts. Before I am 32 I hope to have started a family with the person I love. 

All Photos of Odessay Beatty by Ariane Chan Photography

 

 

 

 

Model: Yasmine Alessandra Gill
Age: 20

 

With no inhibitions, where do you see yourself in 10 years?

I love what I study (international development) and music (singing and playing the piano). So if you ask me what I would ideally want to be doing in 10 years I would say that I will hopefully be working for one of the UN agencies in Europe and once a week I would have gigs with a band at restaurants or bars where we would play jazz and RnB music.

What is something you find miraculous about life?

I find that the idea of time and how fast it goes is a miraculous concept. A year and half ago I told my dad I was worried that time was going too fast and I wanted it to slow down. He responded by saying that from here on out life will seem to get faster and faster. Even though it was a morbid yet realistic response, I definitely understand it now since I will be entering my third year at McGill and still remember Frosh like it was yesterday. However, only recently have I begun to see this as a good thing rather than a negative aspect about life. It forces you to enjoy every waking moment. It makes you spend your days doing things you love and stops you from delaying your adventures. It makes you want to live out your spontaneity and exuberance to the fullest.

What is a perceived flaw you have, how is it growing?

I used to be so worked up about my nose and how long it was. I would see girls in magazines and Instagram with these cute button noses and I wanted one so bad. When I was between the ages of 12 to 15 I actually contemplated plastic surgery for when I would turn 18. I'm glad I got over it around the age of 17. I finally got some sense smacked into me. I realized that we're so restricted to believe that there is one type of beauty and my nose didn't fall under that category, which made me feel unattractive for years. I realized that these traits of my body that were so-called "flaws" were just parts of me that made up my unique self. Who cares if they're not the magazine type beauty. I'm happy with the way I look. I wouldn't change anything if I had the chance.

 

 

 

How are you living out the Rumble concept?

RUMBLE gives off a strong sense of community and diversity. Amongst my group of girlfriends, we are all extremely different in every aspect imaginable, yet that's what draws us together. We feed off each other's different characteristics and bring our own unique personalities to the group. Like this, we create a strong girl gang, a strong friendship, a strong community. We always have each others back. That's how I believe I'm living out the RUMBLE concept.

Photos Yasmine Alessandra Gill by Ariana Chan Photography

 

 

 

Model: Julia Louise Solomon
Age: 20

 

With no inhibitions, where do you see yourself in 10 years?

Where do I see myself in 10 years? To be completely honest I don’t really think much about my future. I used to care way too much, and I would constantly be stressing about if I’m on the “right” path. But what exactly distinguishes the right path from the wrong one? The answer is subjective, and as far as I’m concerned all I really care about is not where I’m headed but where I am in the moment. So far in my life I’ve lived with no regrets. Yes, I’ve made plenty of mistakes, some bigger than others, but those mistakes are what has allowed me to be the person I am today. Without some of those experiences, I wouldn’t have learned all that I know. I know I hate being late, to always arrive at the airport ON TIME, and that friendships are the most important thing in the world to me. I love exploring and traveling, and never do I ever want to be stuck at a desk job. I love being spontaneous, and taking every opportunity I get. And sometimes they don’t work out, and I’m stuck with an empty wallet or broken heart, but I pick myself up and try again. Life’s a little messy sometimes, and that’s ok. But every now and then I think that if maybe if I followed a specific “path” I would live with more security, but what’s the fun in that? As of right now I’m just letting my life guide me, and I’m doing all the things I need to make me happy. The world is still such a mystery to me, and I know that in 10 years I will be exactly where I need to be.

How are you living out the Rumble concept?

We need to support each other. That’s really all there is too it. All girls, we need to be there for one another and never put each other down. That’s one thing I can’t stand, when girls are mean to each other. I used to have this best friend who called me the poor man’s version of her, and for so long I believed it. It wasn’t until our friendship ended that I realized that she had been putting me down for so long. For pretty much a year of my life I didn’t appreciate the person that I was, and now when I see other girls in my situation I do whatever it is that I can to help show them the amazing people that they are. It is so easy to be nice to one another, and to put someone down takes considerable effort. Imagine if instead of being bullies, we used that energy to create a positive environment where all girls everywhere were able to love themselves and be supported by other girls. Just think of the social changes that could bring.

Photos of Julia Louise Solomon by Ariana Chan Photography

 

 

Model: Naomi Love
Age: 20 

 

What’s something you find miraculous about life?

The fact that at one moment you don’t know a person/didn’t know they existed and in the next they can mean so much to you! I moved to Montreal from Singapore without having any family nearby, having never been to Montreal and met anyone from there, however within just a few months, I met the most amazing group of friends who mean so much to me. Even over summer 2017, meeting Julia on my birthday by coincidence and for us to have gotten along as well as we do now, is honestly, to me, amazing. That said, I hold relationships very close to me- whether they are friendships and whatever, every connection I make, is one that I am truly grateful for.

 

 

 

 

How are you living out the Rumble Concept?

The first time I heard about RUMBLE, was during my fashion show for SynesthASIA. We all had to learn a dance for the show and throughout many rehearsals and meet ups, the girls and I grew extremely close. I knew that if I needed anything or vice versa, we would all be there for each other. My friends truly mean the world to me! I constantly lean on them for support and them on me and without them I would be nowhere near where I am today. I love my friends and I really hope they know how much they mean to me.

What is a perceived flaw you have, how are you growing?

I think my biggest flaw would be finding it difficult to let go of memories and events that have happened. I always try to grip onto them so as to not forget them. The fear of forgetting memories that once were life changing, important or even just fun scares me like no other. Recognizing this, I do feel like I have made more efforts to live in the moment and embrace it and to understand that everything has an end so you should enjoy it whilst it lasts rather than worrying that you’ll forget them! 

 

 

Where do you see yourself in ten years?

The question itself is daunting, especially since I don’t even know where I’m going to be in an hour. To be honest, I don’t think too much about the future, I’ve grown up being taught how important it is to be living in the now even though when I was young I was the biggest dreamer- from being a vet to a professional gymnast. Luckily that has changed, as I definitely am not flexible to pursue gymnastics professionally! However, if I had to answer, I’ve always been an explorer, one that loves travelling and experiencing new cultures, traditions and geographical miracles as well as encountering people from all walks of life. That said, I see myself doing something that combines exactly that so that with whatever I end up doing, It will always be exciting and new hence driving me to succeed in some way or another.

Photos of Naomi Love by Ariane Chan Photographer

 

  

Model: Elizabeth Brodeur
Age: 19


 

 

With no inhibitions, where do you ideally see yourself in 10 years?

Ideally... with no inhibitions, in ten years i hope to be working in LA. My dream is to go deeper with modelling/acting and eventually use that as a platform for something greater. I'm very passionate about animal rights and teaching others about all the perks of veganism and what it can do for you as an individual and for all of us as a whole society. I'm also a passionate feminist. I hope to use my platform i create to support both women's and animal rights. So, in a nutshell... doing my thing, making others happy, making myself happy, and making a difference.

 

 

 

What is a perceived flaw you have, how are you growing?

A perceived flaw that i have. Hmmmm. Just feeling imperfect in general perhaps. It's so hard sometimes to be content with yourself when you're constantly bombarded with beautiful girls in this industry that I'm in. I'm growing by truly trying to accept that every person is different and that it's perfectly okay to be different.

 

 

 

 

What’s something you find miraculous about life?

Those moments of euphoria. No drugs no extreme circumstances but you're just, purely happy. Those are the moments I live for. When you're laughing and singing at the top of your lungs in the car with your friends, those moments filled with happiness and love, are the most miraculous moments of life.

How are you living out the RUMBLE Concept?

I'm living out the RUMBLE concept by being passionately and unapologetically myself. Not feeling the need to apologize for what i believe in or being eccentric. Being meeee. Lifting people around me up with the newfound realization that theres plenty of success and happiness to go around.

Photos of Elizabeth Brodeur by Nat Carson

 

Model: Mireille Boutin
Age: 20

 

With no inhibitions, where do you ideally see yourself in 10 years?

In 10 years, I see myself working for an important marketing company as an advertising director. I would love to work in collaboration with large beauty company groups such as L'Oreal as well as other brands in the fashion industry. I can't say I'll be "married with a kid" because there is no way for me to predict that. Whatever happens happens!

What is a perceived flaw you have, how are you growing?

I would say a perceived flaw I have is wanting to please everyone and letting it get to me. However, it is something I have been working on and I can definitely say I have improved in the past couple years and I am able to just tell myself "so what if they don't like me".

Photos of Mireille Boutin by Nat Carson

 

 

Model: Corine Pinel
Age: 17

 

 

How are you living out the RUMBLE Concept?

I think this project is amazing. Talking about open ended questions is great for a society that sometimes make these subjects taboo.

With no inhibitions, where do you ideally see yourself in 10 years?

I see myself happy, probably traveling around the world, living my dreams every day.


 

  

 

 

What’s something you find miraculous about life?

I would say humans. The feelings that humans have are miraculous, the intelligence that we have is miraculous too. The entire world is miraculous I think.

What is a perceived flaw you have, how are you growing?

There are many flaws in myself ahahah! Mostly loving myself, I think that's the biggest flaw. I try to work on this every day, but I know that the day this happens I'm going to be so proud because of all the effort I put in. 

Photos of Corine Pinel by Nat Carson