In a candid and deeply personal conversation on the Find Your Greatness Podcast, Raven Dixon-Biggs shares her remarkable journey through adversity and traumatic experiences, painting a portrait of resilience and strength.
Raven sheds light on the fragmented state of the mental health system, advocating for a more holistic approach that prioritises therapy and support over medication. Her experiences have made her a passionate advocate for improved resources and empathetic professionals in the mental health field.
We have a deep discussion about male mental health following the heartbreaking loss of her father to suicide, an event that profoundly shaped her perspective on life. Raven discusses the unique challenges men face with opening up emotionally and the impacts of suppressing feelings and “manning up.” In raising her son, she is conscious to allow him to freely express emotions and not feel constrained by traditional male gender norms.
The world of pageantry and modelling also played a transformative role in Raven’s life having competed in an array of beauty pageants across the world. Despite facing racial biases in the industry, she continues to champion diversity and representation, striving to create a more inclusive space for all.
Raven also opens up about her experience with Vitiligo, a skin condition, and the profound impact of representation in her life. She celebrates figures like Winnie Harlow for their role in normalising diversity and self-love. The conversation delves into Raven’s venture, Ravens Angels, a platform dedicated to coaching and empowering women in pageantry and modelling. Through this initiative, Raven encourages individuals to embrace their unique strengths and find their path to greatness.
Raven’s journey, marked by its triumphs and tribulations, serves as an inspiring testament to the resilience of the human spirit. Her story reminds us that even in the face of immense challenges, there is strength to be found, and beauty to be embraced. Despite adversity, Raven spreads positivity and resilience. Her story is inspiring for how she overcame hardship and now champions empowering other women.