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Tara Teng • Miss Canada 2012  The Socially Conscious Woman 🌻Lover of ethical fashion & global sisterhood. Inspired by people who do good! Also find me at @justlymarket

Chase your whole self ✨ I’m turning 30 in a few days and so naturally, I’m deeply reflective over all this milestone means to me.
It feels so good to be at a place where I love the skin I’m in, where I embrace my body, my sexuality, my voice, my mind and the gifts that I have to share with the world. It’s been a journey to get here but I’m so glad I’ve made it to this point and I know that as time inevitably continues to roll on, I can be grateful for each day as another opportunity to grow into the woman I was meant to be and offer alllllll of that to make the world a better place.
So cheers to new chapters and the gift of getting older, may we never take a single day for granted in this incredible adventure of life.
Photo by @oliviaannphotography_

Did you enter our giveaway to win this 15ml bottle of Citrus Bliss and this lava rock necklace, handmade by youth in Toronto transitioning out of homelessness?
Giveaway ends tonight so don’t miss out!

It’s my birthday week! The last 6 days in my 20s! Let’s do this! ⠀


Photo by @angelfisherphotography for @thefteereignlife. MUA by @paigelietzmannbeautyco

How to survive a heatwave: ⠀

1) Find Water⠀
2) Find A/C⠀
3) Clothing optional. ⠀

Basically I live in my swimsuit now. ⠀

Anyone else? ⠀

Photo by @crystalmariesingphotography

HEY FRIENDS! It’s been a hot minute since I re-introduced myself around here and with so many new friendly faces, I figured it’s as good a time as any so here goes:
I’m Tara. My English name means “she who brings forth life” and my Chinese name is Oi Kwan, which means “loves groups of people” or “loves community”...two names that perfectly describe who I am at the core.
You can always find me near the closest ocean of water or making a mess in my kitchen sometime past 2am. I believe in dance parties and slow fashion and that even in the darkest of times there will always be people who rise up to do good for the world.
So! Who are you? What does your name mean and what does your heart desire?
Photo by @crystalmariesingphotography. Styled by @chervelleca

G I V E A W A Y!! ✨ Let’s keep the positive vibes flowing all summer long! One lucky follower is going to receive this aromatherapy lava rock necklace, handmade by youth in Toronto who are transitioning out of homelessness AND a 15ml bottle of Citrus Bliss! ⠀
Just three easy steps! ⠀
1️⃣ Follow both @misstarateng + @savvyunltd + @justlymarket. ⠀
2️⃣ Like this post⠀
3️⃣ Tag a friend! Each tag is an additional entry! ⠀

Contest closes on Sunday, August 12 at Midnight PST. Not sponsored, affiliated or endorsed by Instagram. Open to Canada/USA. Not redeemable for cash. Winner will be drawn at random and announced within 48hrs. If the winner does not claim their prize within 24hrs, a new winner will be drawn. Good luck!

One month left of summer!! Let’s make those bucket lists happen! I really want to go camping, visit Granville Island, Capilano Suspension Bridge and a few Drive-In Movie Nights. And of course, lots of summer sunsets, sandy toes and beach picnics! ⠀

What about you? What’s on your summer bucket list? ⠀

Photo by @rachelbarkman

Find your tribe and love them hard.
Photo by @sequelphotography

Today is World Against Trafficking In Persons Day. Y’all know that is every day for me, and until this heinous crime of buying, selling and exploiting human beings for profit is eradicated from our communities, I’ll keep fighting it.
My “why” are sweet little girls like this one who I met in Cambodia...the youngest trafficking victim I’ve ever met. Zoom in and see her precious face. This cannot keep happening! But it doesn’t just happen in the developing world and it doesn’t just happen to children, it happens here in Canada too and 93% of human trafficking victims in Canada are Canadian citizens.
So will you join me in stopping it? Because we all need to do our part! Click the link in my bio to join my Ride for Refuge team on Sept 29th or donate to our efforts. 100% of funds raised will support the @joy.smith.foundation and our work to fund after-care homes for survivors in Canada, educate law enforcement & first responders, and keep our prevention programs running across the country.
Because who is going to stand up for dignity and freedom? We will. We must. Every life is worth it.

10kkkkkkkkk! Hollaaaa! ⠀

For reals though, THANK YOU all for making this milestone a reality. This hasn’t been overnight growth, I took two years to reach this mark because I wanted to do it honestly, organically and authentically. No buying followers, no fake engagement pods - just real quality content and alignment with collaborations that bring added value into your life! ⠀

I want this little corner of the internet to be uplifting, powerful and inspiring. To hold a space for all of us that is REAL. And while I have poured myself into this community, you all have showed up with your realest selves too. And for that I am grateful. Some of my best friends have come to me through this! ⠀

So thank you again for being along for the journey. Love love you all! ⠀

Photo by @madsthesedays

Summer 2018: when the PNW turned into a desert! Not that I’m complaining, this summer girl loves the heat 🌵⠀

But let’s all keep our Province green and beautiful. Fire safety lands on all of us. ⠀


If you need me, I’ll be found at the closest body of water for the next 10 weeks! Soaking in this summer for alllllll it’s worth! Ya with me? :) Photo by @rachelbarkman

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