The semicolon (;) at the end of YEONNI; is there to symbolize my never ending passions and curiosity about the world. From photography to activism, from cooking to art, I am constantly inspired by the world and the conversations with people I am blessed to meet throughout my life. 

The semicolon (;) at the end of YEONNI; is there to symbolize my never ending passions and curiosity about the world. From photography to activism, from cooking to art, I am constantly inspired by the world and the conversations with people I am blessed to meet throughout my life. 

 

YEONNI; is a lifestyle blog/ shop/ hub created by Rachel "Yeonni" Shin.

Rachel is currently pursuing a MA in Clinical Social Work at New York University and is a firm believer of the power positive psychology, personal empowerment, and self-care therapy. Her ultimate goal in life is to live a life of purpose and compassion.

GROWTH: This is the collection of my thoughts and revelations as I grow each day as a woman, an individual in society, as a professional, as an Asian-American, as a human person. Hopefully my reflections will stimulate thought and inquiry and will also be able to empower you as an individual and encourage you in any way. 

LIFESTYLE: So I dabble in everything. EVERYTHING. Whether it's crafting or interior decorating or fashion blogging or creating YouTube films or reviewing makeup or planning outreach events to help local animal shelters. Yes, everything. I also travel here and there and as an extremely nostalgic person love to document as much as I can of my travels. Here I share all my uncategorizable "dabblings" in my many passions in the hopes that they could, of course, inspire you to pursue tangible happiness in the every day. 

FASHION&BEAUTY: I'm most definitely not a makeup guru, or a fashionista that always knows what to wear for what occassion. But I most definitely absolutely love watching countless hours of beauty tutorials and trying new looks and makeup products and have so much fun watching lookbooks and also trying new trends. While I am no professional, it's just fun dabbling in fashion and beauty so here I thought I would share with you product reviews, tips I've gathered along the way as a beauty and fashion lover, and even first impressions!

ACTIVISM: Ever since I can remember I've been deeply passionate about social justice. On my weekdays I am running around New York City from classes to internships to part-time jobs, but I absolutely love and am grateful for every moment of it because I get to help people who are marginalized and need allies and advocates. On the weekends I volunteer at the ASPCA to help abandoned animals. Every year of college, I've dedicated my birthdays as a way to fundraise and raise awareness to various humanitarian campaigns. Life for me would be meaningless without these pursuits. Being an advocate and an ally are the fire to my soul (ooh, intense and cheesy but most accurately describes it). Here I share my two cents or endeavors to pursue and and live a life of purpose and compassion. 

SHOP: This is what makes www.yeonni.com so awesome. It is a tangible hub of all my passions - in this case, arts and crafts! Crafting and art has always been such an escape for me and over the year, many friends and colleagues have shown interest in my creations. From jewelry to art prints to sculptures to who knows what, here are my lovely handmade creations from me to you. And the best part is, starting January 2017, a percentage of proceeds from my shop will go to local animal shelters to help homeless fur-babies stay strong until they find their forever homes.

ABOUT: uh.. you're here. Hi.

CONTACT: I am a firm believer of the power of positive connections. If you ever need to reach out to me regarding anything on my website, please write me @ yeonni.co@gmail.com