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Meet Raquel Benitah

Raquel is an influencer and body positivity champion. She believes that every body is beautiful and is training to be a holistic nutritionist.

@raquelbenitah

What does joy mean to you?

To me, joy means finding something that makes you happy! Whether that be an object, a person or yourself, as long as it provides you with some sort of happiness, it's joy!

What are some of the small things you celebrate?

Checking something off my to-do list, calling a friend, loving my body!

Tell us about a really special time in your life, and why you treasure it.

Travelling with my family has always been a special moment in time that I cherish. The memories we made, travelling to different cities around the world will never be compared to anything. Getting to experience so many gorgeous cities, amazing cultures and historical sites while also laughing our heads off and being together will forever be a treasured memory.

We all have trying moments. What is something positive you did or chose to focus on to keep you moving forward?

I know it sounds super Gen z-esque but social media for me has been a saving grace. Of course there are many negatives to the many apps and constant comparison but I choose to look at social media in a positive light. Somewhere we can go to find individuals just like us, who have similar beliefs and thoughts. I go on social everyday to spread happiness, love and positivity and in return I get it right back. On good and bad days, it always makes me feel better.

Tell us about someone who's been a positive influence
in your life.

My Bubbie (grandmother) was one of the most positive influences in my life. She was by far one of the happiest people I knew even after all she went through throughout her lifetime. No matter what she had or didn't have, she was always smiling and living her life to the fullest. She taught me what true happiness and self love were and I honour her memory each and every day by wearing her bracelet and spreading constant love and positivity with those I come into contact or communication with.

Last but not least: what's your favorite cake flavor?

Strawberry shortcake!

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