Today we’d like to introduce you to Fabianna Marie.
Fabulously Fighting, LLC started as a blog by Founder and Fab-EO Fabianna Marie in an attempt to cope with her then 10 year fight with cancer. Fabianna wanted to share her story and how she and her family have lived with cancer for more than a decade. As she continued to blog, Fabianna started to see the positive impact her words were having on others facing adversity.
Nearly three years later, Fabianna continues to fight cancer and is now an award winning, internationally published author, the National Association of Professional Women’s Woman of the Year 2017, a national speaker, a Breast Cancer advocate and Miss Pink 2017. Fabulously Fighting, LLC is dedicated to helping others live with adversity through love, laughter and honesty and has become a social movement.
In late 2017, Fabianna created Born of Fire Publishing as a platform for author education, community outreach and to nurture an environment within the publishing world for those with stories to share. In 2018, Born of Fire’s inaugural publication will be the second edition of the award-winning book Fabulously Fighting. In late spring, Born of Fire will publish Fab’s Vegan Eats, a cook book that will simplify eating vegan. Fabianna and her team are also excited to be partnering with local photographer David West, bringing his yearlong glitter project to print.
Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
It has not been a smooth road at all. Trying to balance taking care of herself, her health, caring for her family and being a reference and point of inspiration for others has been very challenging for Fabianna. The biggest obstacles she and her team have faced focus around the publishing world and really spurred the creation of Born of Fire Publishing. Fabianna wanted to create an entity to help educate new authors and to facilitate the publication of their stories of overcoming adversity.
Alright – so let’s talk business. Tell us about Fabulously Fighting and Born of Fire Publishing – what should we know?
Fabulously Fighting has become a social movement of living your best life despite the challenges we might face. The website, having over 3,000 subscribers, in addition to over 30,000 followers on Facebook, Instagram and twitter, provides daily content from inspirational posts, to recipes, beauty tips, self-care tips and a weekly article inspired by Fabianna’s continued cancer journey. Fabulously Fighting strives to be a point of reference and inspiration for those facing adversity as to how you can continue to put one foot in front of the other and live a life full of love and laughter. In 2018, Fabulously Fighting is excited to begin their community outreach program, providing wellness seminars and activities to the greater Portsmouth NH community.
Born of Fire, although only in its first year, strives to create author education opportunities through workshops, webinars and community outreach. Our vision is to foster an environment of integrity, diversity, empowering partnerships and fun, while helping passionate people make a positive impact in the lives of others by sharing their story.
Any shoutouts? Who else deserves credit in this story – who has played a meaningful role?
Fabianna feels lucky and blessed that she has had a team of family and friends providing nonstop support, encouragement and help throughout this process. First, her husband Dave who has been a rock, providing emotional and physical support throughout Fabianna’s entire cancer journey. In addition to being Fabianna’s husband, Dave serves as the Chief Financial Officer of Fabulously Fighting and Born of Fire Publishing. Mackenzie, Fabianna’s tutu wearing teenager, has also been an enormous source of support and inspiration. Mackenzie is one of the driving factors behind the creation of the Fabulously Fighting blog which started it all. Unofficially, Mackenzie serves as the Chief Technology Officer helping with social media platforms and technological things that only teenagers would know. Fabianna’s parents Jim and Kathy have also been a great support, helping with some of the daily ins and outs of family life, allowing Fabianna to focus on her health and the business. Jim and Kathy have always encouraged Fabianna to dream bigger and are her biggest fans and cheerleaders.
A friend for nearly thirty years, Jodi serves as the Chief Operating Officer of Fabulously Fighting and Born of Fire Publishing. Jodi has been involved in multiple facets of the business, having a hand in the development of the books, web content and the overall operations of both businesses. Jodi also serves as the Executive Side Chick, offering continuous support that only a best friend can provide.
In 2017, Fabianna was crowned Miss Pink and serves as the ambassador for the nonprofit. The Miss Pink organization has been a source of tremendous support throughout this last year. Through the Miss Pink organization, Fabianna found a sisterhood with her fellow Pink Warriors, forming friendships that will last a lifetime.
There have been so many mentors, friends, cheerleaders and advocates, too many to list here, but their support and guidance are so appreciated. Lastly, Fabianna would like to recognize her legal and PR team who have been crucial to the foundation and success of Fabulously Fighting and Born of Fire.
- Website: fabulouslyfighting.com
- Instagram: @fabfighting and @fabsveganeats
- Facebook: @fabfighting
- Twitter: @fabfighting
- Other: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/fabulously-fighting-fabianna-marie/1125087041?ean=9781524647193
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