Brigitte B. Zabak
Brigitte B. Zabak is a native Texan who has grown accustomed to the schizophrenic weather patterns of her fair state. She’s a single gal living in the heart of Houston with her adorable but unpredictable dachshund sidekick.
She’s a typical 30-something in the sense that she has many career aspirations, but very little focus. Her educational background includes a master’s degree in social work and she’s spent the last several years working in or with various governmental entities doing everything from communications to policy work. Her non-paying career has included everything from freelance writing to music PR to film + music festival grunt work.
These days, Brigitte is trying to balance the nagging inner monologue that keeps telling her to live a creative life with the practical desire to make sure the bottom tier of Maslow’s hierarchy of needs is met. She’s a writer who has spent a number of years reporting on the state of indie music and, more recently, has started a food blog that focuses on her trials in the kitchen as she learns to make the food her mother once cooked.
She still has a hard time referring to herself as a creative being and hopes to one day embrace the fierceness that comes with a happy heart. For Brigitte, Girlyfight is a place for women to share their story just as we have chosen to share a bit of ourselves with you all. It’s about support and small steps towards using our talents for a common good.
Stacia Rogan is a “relocated Yankee”, having escaped from her childhood home in rural Pennsylvania to set up camp in Raleigh, NC. She lives in a typical house in a typical neighborhood, but without the typical 2.5 children. Instead, she lives with her husband, Michael, whom she met on a blind date, and 2.5 cats (if you round up for attitude and mass).
Between PA and NC, a brief layover in Buffalo, NY provided wings, beer, and a degree in Computer Science. Though her career as a webmaster served her well for awhile, she is now establishing herself as a freelance marketer and writer. Stacia also enjoys dabbling in the fields of photography, crafting, graphic design, cooking and wine-tasting.
After serving time in a soul-suffocating technical position, Stacia knows firsthand what it feels like to deny those creative urges in favor of more practical pursuits. She is excited to explore this more creative side while encouraging other women to do the same through Girlyfight.