Welcome to Fearfully Made, Fearlessly Living, a holistic wellness blog where we learn more about how we can live fearlessly by embracing the fact that we are made fearfully. Here we share how to care for our bodies and the earth by being aware of and eliminating the toxins that surround us. At FMFL, we care about clean beauty, sustainable living, a natural lifestyle, and growing healthy families.
Who is the Voice Behind FMFL?
Hi, I’m Samantha Amaya, but you can call me Sam. I live in the lowcountry in SC with my husband and two busy babes. I’m an outgoing introvert, an enneagram 3w4, a heard-headed entrepreneur, and a fun-size ball of opinions and spunk.
I’ve grown up in the south and I definitely say “y’all” at least 3 times a day. I studied music at the University of South Carolina (Go Gamecocks!) and graduated with honors with a Music Degree and Performance Certificate in Voice. I married my high school sweetheart right out of college, literally a week after graduation in May 2016.
A few short months after the wedding, I suffered a miscarriage. This loss of my first child drove me to look for answers. Why was miscarriage so common? Why do 1 in 4 pregnancies end this way? Although I know I can’t rationalize or pinpoint a cause, I do know that science backs the fact that exposure to certain toxins increases the risk of miscarriage. From here I learned about how dangerously behind the US is in regulation of the personal care products industry. Read more about that here.
My experience with miscarriage and subsequent pregnancies has motivated me to spread awareness and help make a change. I added my voice to the Beautycounter mission and shortly after FMFL was born. I hope that you learn something here. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out.