December Doll of the Month: Mandy (The Single Woman)

Published on Thursday, December 1, 2011 in , ,

Getting to know our Doll of the Month!

D.O.L.L.S:  What was the last movie you went to see?

Mandy: Something Borrowed. I loved it! Colin Egglesfield is enough to wanna turn The Single Woman into The Married Woman! Ha!

D.O.L.L.S:  If you are given a chance to travel past where would you go and specifically why?

Mandy: If I got to travel to the past, I think I would go back in time to the day my mom and dad met in high school and be a fly on the wall. They have a really inspiring love story and I would love to be there and see the moment that it all began.

D.O.L.L.S:  If you were a type of food, what type of food would you be?

Mandy: Anything from Chick Fil A. I take that whole “Eat Mor Chikin” thing seriously.

D.O.L.L.S:  If you could be any character in fiction, who would you be?

Mandy: That’s easy. Carrie Bradshaw. Only I wouldn’t marry Big at the end…I’d let him stay on the curb I kicked him to! J

Looking towards the future with our Doll of the Month!

D.O.L.L.S:  What dream are you currently pursuing?

Mandy: As the creator/writer of The Single Woman, leading this sassy single woman movement has become my life’s passion. I am working on a book, among other endeavors, and have a lot of other exciting projects in the works…so stay tuned! My goal is to provide single women across the globe with a voice of empowerment and motivation and self-love.

D.O.L.L.S:  What are the first steps you took to follow your dreams?

Mandy: I started my column and Twitter page a little less than a year and a half ago as a fluke. I just wanted an outlet for my writing and my creativity and wanted to give single women such as myself a place to come and read words of sass and class and power. I never imagined it would take off the way it did…which just goes to show that when you follow your passion, magic happens.

D.O.L.L.S:  What are some roadblocks that you have come across?

Mandy: There is an unfortunate stigma associated with being a single woman that causes people to think we shouldn’t have an opinion, or a voice…and we couldn’t possibly have wisdom to share, since we’re single. I’m not sure where that came from…but it couldn’t be further from the truth. Who better to speak into the lives of single women than a single woman? I don’t know about you…but I don’t want someone happily married with four kids telling me how to navigate single life. I want someone on my level…someone who is in the trenches with me…someone who can relate to the daily struggles and battles and bad dates and laughter and tears and fears that make up the life of The Single Woman. So getting past the negative mindsets and societal stigmas that people have placed on single life has been a bit of a challenge…but one that I’m up for. J

D.O.L.L.S:  Who are some individuals in your field you admire and would like to work with in the future?

Mandy: Oprah is my hero. The finale of her show floored me. I cried and took notes all the way through it. I also adore Elizabeth Gilbert (author of Eat Pray Love). I think Kelly Cutrone is possibly the most badass diva to ever walk the earth and would be over the moon to work with her in any capacity. 

D.O.L.L.S:  Is there anything that you’d like our readers to learn from you?

Mandy: I hope that women reading my story will see a little piece of themselves in it…and that it will give them the courage to chase their dreams, to live life to the fullest, and to unapologetically follow their heart wherever it leads…even when it leads to unbelievably awkward, uncomfortable, and hilarious hijinks. I want women to love and accept themselves for who they are…not who they think they SHOULD be…and to realize that a happy LIFE is just as important as a happy ENDING. And maybe, just maybe, at the end of the day, as they’re washing away their makeup and trading their glamour face for their girlish face…to look at their reflection and realize that “Mirror, mirror on the wall…I am the love of my OWN life, after all.”

D.O.L.L.S:  What advice do you have for young men your age?

Mandy: Rise up. Set a new standard. Realize that you have a real opportunity to shake things up and do something completely CRAZY – like return us back to the age of chivalry. When you rise up, others will, also. Lead the way. Trade your sexting for courting, your booty calls for flowers, your games for authenticity. Be the man that you were born to be…not the boy that you want your “boys” to see. Treat her like a lady…and guess what? She’ll act like one.

D.O.L.L.S:  At this point in your life, what makes you happiest?

Mandy: A good book. A great conversation. A sunny day. A bubblebath. A great pair of stilettos, on sale. Movie night with my girlfriends. My family. As you get older, you start to realize what’s REALLY important in life, and you make less time for what’s not. It’s a great little gift that comes with age.

D.O.L.L.S:  What motto do you live by?

Mandy: Several, actually:

“If you chase it, it will run.”
“You don’t need a significant other to lead a significant life.”
“Life is short – wear stilettos!”
“Don’t PLAY hard to get – BE hard to get.”
“Fries are a side item – not you!”

D.O.L.L.S:  How do you stay motivated to accomplish your goals?

Mandy: My beautiful readers and followers and their precious comments keep me motivated. I feel like I have 300,000 cheerleaders in my corner – how could I not be motivated? They bless me and encourage me and inspire me about a million times more than I could ever hope to inspire them!

D.O.L.L.S:  What can we look forward to from you in the future?

Mandy: Let’s just say there’s a Single Woman movement coming, and I plan to be the Grand Marshall! Stay tuned to TheSingleWoman.net, because there are a LOT of exciting things in the works. The Single Woman is just getting started… J

Make sure to Tweet our Doll and keep up with her and her awesome inspirational tweets!



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1 Response to December Doll of the Month: Mandy (The Single Woman)

December 2, 2011 at 1:04 AM

I loved this article although I cried all the way through it. Not for what you had to say but because a year and a half ago i left a 29 year marriage and went right into a boyfriend relationship that has been off more than on and not even that good when it was on. I just can't seem to let go of this one and I keep taking him back to hurt me even more. Tonight I've made up my mind that I have to let him go for my own sanity and happiness. That's all I want, to be happy and your tweets get me through so many days. I only wish there were more. I especially like the parts in the article about what you want your readers to learn from you and what advice you would give young men. All men should actually take that advice. They have navigated so far away from that type of man. Anyways, I didn't come here to cry on your shoulder. But I do want you to know that I look forward to your tweets and think you are doing a great job. Thank you!