Let's be honest: the new year isn’t much more than a number. A new date that you’ll consistently forget and attempt to salvage through a scribble over the next few months.

But for some reason or another, we often see it as an opportunity to set resolutions. Things to be better at, goals to achieve. To know Neophyte is to know that we love nothing more than encouraging trying new things. I mean, we wouldn't have been born without a crazy goal to start a business without knowing the first thing about jewellery making OR building a company. 

In the process though, we shouldn’t forget that while we may be working towards bettering ourselves with each passing year, we are enough. Brave. Creative. Inspiring. Fill in the blank. 

To ring in 2020, we asked 5 inspiring women what they already are, and what they were excited to be neophytes at this year. 


Emilie is a photographer and curator based in Toronto. You can find her on Instagram here and check out her website here.


Bianca is a painter and nutritionist based in New York City. Her Neophyte feature is coming in a few days so keep your eyes peeled! In the meantime, you can find her on Instagram here and check out her website here.



Madison is an activist, writer, former model and creative force based in Toronto. You can find her on Instagram here and check out her beauty website here.


Gabrielle is the Creative Director of Neophyte Jewels and med school prospect based in Toronto. You can find her on Instagram here.


Anna is the Founder and CEO of Neophyte Jewels based in Toronto. You're on her website! Find the business Instagram here and her personal over here!


Now it's your turn! Let us know what you are and what you're going to do in the new year. Meet you in the comments :))

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