Fairy Tales are Overrated


Once upon a time…there was a girl named Madison. <–That’s me.


Madison found her prince charming, and they lived “happily” ever after.


Until two years later, when his voice saying, “I’m just not attracted to you” kept playing on repeat in her brain.


Over and over and over again.


When she looked in the mirror, his voice: I’m just not attracted to you. When she went to the gym, his voice: I’m just not attracted to you. When she was out with friends, his voice: I’m just not attracted to you. When she was cooking dinner. When she wanted sex. When she was at work.


It didn’t take long for I’m just not attracted to you to translate into:


I’m not pretty enough.

I’m not skinny enough.

I’m not smart enough.

I’m not good enough.


I’m not enough.


And then she experienced a breaking point. A small flicker of light that showed her the exact dimensions of the hole she had dug herself into.


My worst nightmare…at the time.


When did I become incapable of making a decision? Why am I SO scared of fucking up? Scared of the unknown? Scared of being different? Scared of saying “no?” Scared of saying “yes?” Scared of asking for more?


Scared of being alone?


Divorce was my out.


And it was but the first step to becoming my own prince charming.


So, what is FemStrong, you ask?


FemStrong is a promise. A promise from me to the world to STOP apologizing for WHO I am, for the mistakes I’ve made, and for choosing me first.


It’s where I give myself permission to start a real conversation about challenging the status quo. Designing the life that I want. Making money the way I want. Traveling the world how I choose. Figuring out how to be the best version of me. Standing up for myself…always. Saying “yes” when I want something and having the guts to say “no” when I deserve more.


Femstrong is my journey.


Maybe it’s your journey, too.


Let’s do it together.




hey I’m Madison!

I’m a 29 year-old divorced wedding photographer (gotta love the irony there). This is my journey to becoming an independent and badass chick, who refuses to settle. Travel, money, divorce, sex, and all the emotional shit that comes in between.... Maybe, in the past, these are topics I would have tried to sweep under the rug, but I figured it was time to stop apologizing for who I am and what I like. That’s part of being FemStrong.

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