Meet our Member: Beca Clarke
- Multi-passionate Mum
- UAE Babywearing Admin
- Student Hairdresser
- Neurodivergent, living with mental illness
Hi! I’m Beca! I’m a self professed ‘Jill of all trades’, who wears quite a few hats. I am a neurodivergent person also living with a mental illness, I am very open about my experiences and very passionate about helping women/people like me feel seen and heard.
Where are you from?
I am from a small town in New Zealand, called New Plymouth – born and raised. I live in Abu Dhabi with my 2 toddlers and husband, whose job brought us here nearly 4 years ago.
What does self care look like for you?
Self improvement and mindful living is an every day endeavour for me. I am an avid cyclist and triathlete, out on the bike is my happy place, and I am an active member of the Tri Belles UAE Community.
Training has provided stability to my life, but also brings out things to work on and overcome mentally and has really helped me find my belief in my capability, which I have struggled with through life.
What would you like our community to know?
I founded UAE Babywearing and host coffee groups for babywearing caregivers in Abu Dhabi.
If you are a māmā/caregiver interested in babywearing, I am a certified Slingababy Babywearing Peer Support who can help guide you with your babywearing journey.
What should we ask you about?
I am an open book about my life living with ADHD and Bipolar II disorder, and welcome questions or sharing experiences. Direct message me to talk.
What topics fascinate you?
What makes us tick physically and mentally! Understanding myself and others, holistic well being. I want to know everything about everything that interests me or that I’m doing at the time.
What’s your biggest challenge at the moment?
At the moment I feel like I am at a crossroads as my babies get closer to starting school, and I wonder about where my life goes next and how I bring my passions together and move forward while living here.
I have “Where there is no struggle, you will find no strength” tattooed on me, so I’d say that’s one.
But also recently “I didn’t change, I found myself”.
How can our community help you?
- Let me know about opportunities to meet other women like me (neurodivergent/mental illness)
- Find opportunities for me to train to help other women like me professionally.
How can we get in touch with you?
My messenger is always open!
Isn’t she inspiring? She also bakes and is a bit of a seamstress too! Truly a woman of many talents. What do you want to ask, or celebrate about Beca? Comment below