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Meet Surrey Girl, Natasha Raey

Entrepreneur, Co- Founder SheTalks Global, Women’s Empowerment and Medical Marijuana Advocate

Grew up in: Fleetwood | There’s a lot to be said for having a built- in family in your community, and a place that really feels like “home”.

I live in Toronto half of the time, but nothing beats coming back to Surrey where I’m surrounded by greenery, fresh air, parks, the ocean, and space. I love the diversity and the small town feel, and I’m still friends with many people I went to highschool with.

We don’t pretend our community is perfect.  No community is.  But we embrace our flaws and assets, and that’s pretty beautiful. I love that we have a suburban base, but are really turning into a big city.

I love that the ocean is a 10 minute drive away and that you can hike, paddleboard, golf, and shop here.  I love how our community rallies around the less fortunate and marginalized.

I think being a Surrey Girl means being able to embrace all types of people and cultures.  It means being strong, intelligent, and creative.  It means understanding the value of appreciating and being proud of where you came from.

I can never understand people whose entire goal in life is just to get away from the place they grew up, and then when they move, they wonder why they feel so disconnected.  There’s a lot to be said for home, and home for me is Surrey.

Finish this sentence: Proud to be a Surrey Girl because…
We’re strong, beautiful, sassy, and we get things done.

About | Natasha is a serial entrepreneur, specializing in several niche industries. Her efforts focus on women’s empowerment, medical marijuana, and the medical industry where she works to improve the experience patients have with family physicians. She is also the Co- Founder of of SheTalks Global, a platform for women to share their authentic experiences to empower others.

Instagram: @nraey | Facebook: Natasha Raey

About The Surrey Girl Project | The goal of The Surrey Girl Project is to change what people think of when they hear the term ‘Surrey Girl’ by highlighting some of the diverse and talented women born and/ or raised in Surrey. Our hope is to flip the term upside down and give it a makeover, to show how amazing it is to be a female from Surrey. Photo Credit: Ally Fotografy

Click here to learn more about The Surrey Girl Project and the mission behind it.

 

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Katherine Petrunia
Katherine Petrunia is the blogger behind Our Happy Place, a lifestyle blog that shares on topics such as recipes, fashion, and DIY alongside candid articles about real life. Born and raised in Surrey, she has been blogging for almost 4 years, and now resides in Delta with her husband and 2 young kids.
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