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Meet Indie Chick Chiara

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Written by Editor

You are in for a freaking treat! It’s finally time to Spotlight our CEO and badass leader, Chiara Mazzucco! We certainly saved the best for last because Chiara is our fearless leader and constant motivator. I wish you could all sit in on one of our team meetings and experience the passion she has for this company and our readers, because I know you’d leave as inspired and pumped as we do. A team is only as strong as their leader and since you are all Indie Chicks (or Dicks) it’s only fair you should know your leader a little better.

luca jaeTell us about yourself

I’m a Capricorn in my mid 20’s, married to someone I never expected to meet, mom to an awesome little year and a half year dude, apparently a self taught web and graphic designer and an Italian immigrant. I own books on entrepreneurship, comedic romance novels, and teen fantasy like Dangerous Angels. I love my TV shows and usually enjoy watching everything in marathon form, I have 5 tattoos, I’m a big fan of everything 90’s, and I wrote a reality slap self-help book on love induced illusions. Hair metal cheers me up and I could live off of chocolate and coffee if given the opportunity.

 

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We want to know what makes you tick? Where did all this passion come from?

Honestly? It’s either from my parents and their crazy supportive,  entrepreneurial, independent spirit or from everyone who didn’t believe I’d amount to anything by not going to college. Or maybe it’s from seeing a bunch of people I know live their life in the same place without a hunger to move forward, nestled in cocaine and club music. Either way, something made this drive tick and I’m thankful for it. I’ll probably know more about it when I get older but until then, I’m okay being consumed by this mysterious ambition and overwhelming passion for this project.

Give us 5 words that describe you and how they influence your daily life.

Overly Ambitious – I live and breathe my passions to the point of occasionally neglecting basic needs like eating, peeing and showering. I don’t know if I’m making up for lost time.. all I know is that I am ruled by my need to succeed and create something beautiful for others to enjoy.

Wise – This has plagued me, and I’m not even sure ‘wise’ is the right word. My closest friends have always been older than me and I’ve always had trouble connecting to souls my age. {I’m only talking 3-8 years older}. The gap doesn’t seem like much now, being 26, but even just a few years ago, this quality wouldn’t let me make the kind of decisions my friends were making – and have the kind of fun they were having- and it drew a really huge brick wall between us. And though I had my share of bad decisions and ‘fun’, it kind of decided my life and circle of friends for me, even when I didn’t want it to.

Self – I’ve always been a very ‘selfy’ kind of person. Shit, The Indie Chicks is the most solid proof I have of this. For whatever reasons, I spent many of my teen years leaning on myself for comfort. Rape, multiple broken hearts, bad friendships and moving around… all moments of chaos I had to build myself up for support. Everything I do and write, all the advice I wrote in my book The 9 Mirages of Love, even the confrontations I deal with in my own world – everything centers around the individual. I’m a big believer in the ‘self’, the path of ‘self’ discovery, and doing everything you can to build yourself up strong to deal with the curve balls life throws your way. My saying has always been: You are the only common denominator in your life, nothing else is guaranteed.

Silly – Like, first on the dance floor, sing out of cars, loud laugh and jokes that make everyone feel uncomfortable. That kind of silly.

Headstrong – When a thought or a feeling implants itself in my brain, much like a parasite, there is no budging it. Jason always makes fun of me. We could be in the middle of a conversation and if I decide I am ready for bed, I turn off and grumpy – a complete 180. If I want me-time, I pout and sometimes even cry if I don’t get it. If I decide I’m going to do something, I first make myself believe I already have, then I write and rewrite to do lists on making it happen. My mind is super powerful.. sometimes it’s kind of my arch-nemesis.

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What moved you to create The Indie Chicks?

I had a need and I assumed other women had it, too. I was mesmerized by the power of blogging and when Renee mentioned we should extend my dating advice blog, ChiaraSays, to something bigger, we knew this had to be its own entity. We craved to be inspired by women making their dreams come true; to be motivated by strength and to be supported by others who understood the journeys we had embarked on as women. Building a community for that support, featuring amazing women willing to share their secrets, and motivating each other to be the best version of ourselves was exactly what we needed – we just hoped there were others who needed it, too.

Editor

Straight from The Indie Chicks company to our readers, just like we like it. When we have something to say as a group, this is how we do it. Enjoy, badasses.

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