COMMUNITY

The Parlay House community is one of the most diverse sisterhoods you’ll come across. We span all ages, races, sexual orientations, socio-economic backgrounds, and geographies. You never know who you might form a deep connection with and where your new friendship may lead. This is the magic of our uniquely trusting community. We hope you’ll come see for yourself.

MEET OUR MEMBERS

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MEMBER OF THE MONTH

Marcelle Abron

WHAT'S YOUR PARLAY EFFECT?

I was struggling over my next steps. I was introduced to this fantastic group of women. Being a part of this group and hearing your stories has changed the perspective of my life. Every week or so, the message's title speaks to me because it relates to where I am in life. For instance, this past week's parlay was about life transitions. While parlay was happening, I was on a job screening call that would change my life forever.

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Rohini Rebello-D’Souza

QUOTE THAT INSPIRES YOU?

“We all move forward when we recognize how resilient and striking the women around us are.” - Rupi Kaur.

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Susannah Baldwin

WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE YOUR YOUNGER SELF?

You can spend a lifetime finding fault with yourself – I’m not enough (smart, thin, accomplished, etc.) or you can start now, today, building a base of compassion, forgiveness, and appreciation/admiration for who you are. Don’t wait. Choose to believe in yourself.

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Brittlynn Hall

SELF CARE ROUTINE?

I really, really struggle with routine. Instead, I treat myself by doing something that interests me. I tend to have a lot of pet projects, but having the ability to dip a toe into something that can fully absorb me is how I show myself some love.

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Beatrice R.

WHAT WOMAN, PAST OR PRESENT, INSPIRES YOU?

Famous in the world Harriet Tubman & Maya Angelou. Famous in my heart all of the women who have loved me unconditionally.

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Roys Güreli

WHAT WOMAN, PAST OR PRESENT, INSPIRES YOU?

I am in awe of Jessica Semaan. She is a poet, author of the book Child of the Moon. Born and raised in Beirut, Lebanon, she is currently attending California Institute of Integral Studies to become a psychotherapist. I admire her strength in exploring herself and sharing it with the world, her courage in switching careers and going after what she loves, and her mission of helping people heal.

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Lisa Hunt

WHAT'S YOUR PARLAY EFFECT?

Years ago my client who happened to be deaf encouraged me to learn sign language so I did and I learned deaf culture. During the holidays, she asked to borrow my SUV. When I went to pick up my car, my client and her whole team were there to show their deep appreciation for truly caring about learning the language and beyond, they had installed a new stereo system. I have never been more touched by a gift in my entire life.

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Clare Hester

WHAT WOMAN, PAST OR PRESENT, INSPIRES YOU?

Women who remain compassionate and gracious to others when they have had so many reasons to be bitter or angry. Who pick themselves up, dust themselves off and seek to shape their story to encourage and empower others through their pain and recovery.
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Evan LaBranche

WHAT'S YOUR PARLAY EFFECT?

For me, it wasn't just one, but many. My father passing away years ago was the hardest time in my life and my friends were always there to support me. Whether it was taking me out to distract me the night before his funeral, sending flowers, or showing up for me on that day, it made me realize that I'll never be alone no matter what I'm facing.

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Alex Tiant

QUOTE THAT INSPIRES YOU?

"You can never leave footprints that last if you are always walking on tiptoe." - Leymah Gbowee.

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Larissa May

WHAT IS YOUR SUPERPOWER?

Relentless determination and intuition for spotting diamonds in the rough. I know good talent and good ideas when I see it.

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Arielle Fuller

WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE YOUR YOUNGER SELF?

Surround yourself with people who are very different than you, but root for you anyway - and do the same for them...!

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Dhaya Lakshminarayanan

WHAT'S YOUR PARLAY EFFECT?

When I was a child, I'd worry about how I would fit in, do in the next grade, or perform on a test. My mother would get me to think through the issue. "What will happen next?" and "And what if that happens, what will you do?" and "Supposing that the worst case happens, what will you do next?" This is why I have the ability to think through business & life problems and calm myself down in the worst of situations.

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Stephanie Jacques

WHAT WOMAN, PAST OR PRESENT, HAS INSPIRED YOU?

My mother is one of my biggest inspirations. She immigrated here from Haiti immersing herself in a new language and culture. She practiced nursing but sacrificed her career to provide the best for me and my family. Her drive and courage continue to inspire me!

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Laurie Fried

QUOTE THAT INSPIRES YOU?

"We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us."  – E.M. Forster.

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Cari Guittard

WHAT WOMAN, PAST OR PRESENT, HAS INSPIRED YOU?

Jennifer Siebel Newsom, First Partner of California, Filmmaker, & Mother of 4. I have always admired women who were willing to start difficult conversations and shine a light on uncomfortable truths. That’s how you have impact.

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