Mi nombre es Karla Maria.

I am a 27 year-old Feminist Mexicana based in San Francisco. As an eternal student of love and life, I strive to share my art as I stand for what I believe in as a Women's Rights activist. I do this through my work with SF Women Against Rape as a Medical Advocate as well as a board member on the Advisory Panel for Planned Parenthood. I love what I do as a Licensed Colorist for Madison Reed, an innovative online hair company that shares my belief in consumer and environmental-centered consciousness and celebrating women unapologetically in all of their real, raw glory.

I began my journey as a freelance hair and makeup artist specializing in Bridal Hairstyling in 2009 and founded my own artistry company, J'Adore Beauty. With passion and hard work, I have been awarded Bride's Choice, published in magazines, and became Beauty Expert and Editor for Votive in 2011. However, being in the beauty industry has taught me one thing and that is the importance of self-love.

"In a society that profits from your self-doubt, loving yourself is a rebellious act."     -Unknown

In light of spreading positivity, I am sharing the passion of my life which is my work with a twist on women empowerment. #girlpower