Recently at the Disney Social Media Moms Celebration, one of the speakers was Ashley Eckstein. Ashley has done a wide array of things with Disney, from playing Muffy on That’s So Raven, voicing Ashoka on Star Wars Rebels, to founding the geek chic apparel company Her Universe. Taking her love of Disney and her passions, she pursued her dreams without ever giving up. She was one of the best motivational speakers I have ever heard to be honest! Ashley talked about how from a young age, “Disney helped teach her that dreams come true,” and was greatly inspired by the famous Disney quote, “If you can dream it you can do it.”
She went on to talk about how her company Her Universe was born since she wanted women and girls to be able to find clothing from Star Wars movies, superhero movies, and more that were stylish and made just for them. Today, Ashley keeps breaking the mold in the fashion world, now having created a line of inspiring active apparel for young girls at shopDisney:
With the latest Black Panther-inspired girls active line, and the Disney Princess Dream It. Do It. collection, walking into a store and seeing these outfits on display can’t help but put a smile on your face. As a mother to a daughter, I am thrilled that Her Universe is creating fashion that is stylish along with positive messages for young girls.
Ashley Eckstein strives to inspire women of all ages to make their dreams come true, so has written a book called It’s Your Universe: You Have the Power to Make it Happen, which will be released May 8, 2018 (but available now for pre-order). I was able to bring a copy of the book home while at Disney SMMC, and I can’t recommend it enough. I feel for a while I had been feeling frustrated trying to balance work and family, and was starting to wonder if all my hard work and dreaming would be worth it all in the long run. Ashley Eckstein’s book has given me a new gust of wind, helping me remember dreams are always worth pursuing. In It’s Your Universe, Eckstein talks about the steps to making your dreams come true:
The book is complete with beautiful illustrations by Disney artist Ashley Taylor (you may be familiar with her Disney Doodles on Disney Parks Blog). If you are in need of inspiration, or just a fan of Ashley Eckstein and Her Universe, I can’t recommend this book enough! And always remember: Dream it. Do it.