Forte e Bella is a blog for women but open to all, dedicated to open dialogue on beauty, life, justice, love and discovering the true nature of a woman’s worth.
“Forte e Bello” is Italian for strong and beautiful. True beauty is not fragile. It is not weak. You cannot distort it or change it from it’s original form. It is the only beauty in the world that is definitive. It is found in a spirit that has learned to truly love in spite of loss, to truly live in spite of fear, to truly laugh in spite of pain, to value others above themselves, yet love who they are, imperfection and all. It is the beauty through which we are able to love fully, give freely, laugh often, sacrifice willingly and live lives with purpose alongside those we love the most. This blog is dedicated to helping women discover and live out of that beauty in their life, their passions and their relationships.
The author of this blog is me, Mandy Dobbelmann, a Minnesota native, now living in the southbay of Los Angeles, CA. I am a blogger, singer/songwriter, music teacher, justice-fighter, minimalist, lover of adventure, people and life. Passionate about social and international justice. Doing my best to use my passion for writing to speak for change.