My Story

I started blogging during the summer of 2009. I was a young woman completely lost in her emotions; the only way I could make sense of my reality was through writing. I documented this season of healing solely for myself until I slowly (and unintentionally) built an audience. I found out that many were, at that time, going through the same turmoil – the big, magical blessing of shared brokenness. I wept, I wrote, and I trod on until the weight of the past no longer crushed me. My misery became my ministryTime passed by, and I discovered my great, insurmountable love: photography. I held a camera, felt its weight, and found purpose. From taking self-portraits, I learned angles and poses until I eventually became a photographer specializing in portaiture and events.

At the age of 19, I rediscovered my faith and committed my life to Christ.

Since then, I have been denying the self I was born into, transcending my earthly desires, hopes, and comforts to, ultimately, tether myself to Eternity. She Makes Him Known is a product of years of learning about His character, honing my God-given skills, and seeking how the two may be intertwined – for His utmost glory.

If you are here now, you are a deep blessing. Most of all, you are beyond loved.

Nowadays, I write about my favorite skin care and make-up finds after years of research and tbh, watching YouTube. I’m currently in the process of building my beauty channel and self-studying to be a make-up artist.

For project, brand, and advertisement collaborations, shoot inquiries, make-up appointments, talk and workshop requests, and letters (I read, keep etched in my heart, and write back to as soon as I can), please e-mail me at mail@shemakeshimknown.com or leave a message. I can’t wait to work with you! 💌

FAQs

✨Beauty

1. What is your skin type? What are your skin concerns?

I have dry skin and suffer from the occasional acne thus causing hyperpigmentation (from acne scars).    

2. How do you create a routine?

A skin care routine is very personal. What works for me (or your favorite b/vlogger) may not work for you. Identify your skin type, first and foremost. Know which skin issues need to be treated. Do your research. Most of all, be patient. Good skin takes time! Also, know that you don’t need 10 steps to achieve good skin. I dedicated an entire entry for beginners. 

3. Can you create one for me?

If I had the time, I would! Unfortunately, I don’t. Please read my reviews and do your own research instead. My favorite online resource for everything (Korean) skin care is The Klog. I also subscribe to Gothamista, Wishtrend TV, The Beauty Breakdown, and Joan Kim for easy to understand vlogs and tutorials. Plus, get insider information re: all things K-Beauty from The Little Book of Skin Care by Charlotte Cho. 

4. Help me, I have acne!

Don’t worry, I got you covered! I wrote about products you can use to help treat and prevent acne. Bonus, here’s a useful infographic on face-mapping to give you an idea what may be causing your pesky breakouts.

✨Photography

1. How did you get into photography?

As a teenager, I started taking self-portraits – before the term ‘selfie’ was even coined. Through years of trying out various styles, I discovered my lifelong passion: portrait photography. From 2014-2018, I shot celebrities for a living as an official photographer for GMA Network, Inc. Now, I’m freelancing as a beauty, fashion, and event photographer. Hire me?

2. What photography equipment do you use?

I alternate between a Canon 70D and a Canon 650D. I use a 50mm 1.8 for most of my blog photographs (portraits, especially) and a 40-70mm for events. I use an iPhone 6 for my Instagram images.

✨Faith

1. What is your religion?

I am a Born Again Christian.

2. What are your favourite praise and worship verses?

They change from time to time but for this season of my life, Isaiah 61:3 is my most loved.

He will give a crown of beauty for ashes, a joyous blessing instead of mourning, festive praise instead of despair. In their righteousness, they will be like great oaks that the Lord has planted for His glory.

3. How do I start reading the Bible? What version do you use?

I wrote a guide for anyone who wants to start reading the Bible. Read it here! I use a pocket New Living Translation I (can) bring with me everywhere and an English Standard Version Study Bible for a more in-depth and intimate experience every day.

4. What are great resources I can use to help with my devotionals?

The bestselling devotional of Oswald Chambers, My Utmost for His Highest, is a print gem. For online resources available in your App Store, I love First5 by Proverbs31 Ministries and She Reads Truth for women and Solid Joys by Desiring God for all. I also love reading articles from Propel Women, Ann Voskamp, Beth Moore, and Sayable.

5. What are your favorite books about Christianity?

I devoured Mere Christianity and The Problem of Pain by C.S. Lewis, Passion and Purity by Elisabeth Elliot, The Set-Apart Woman: God’s Invitation to Sacred Living by Leslie Ludy, Captivating: Unveiling the Mystery of a Woman’s Soul by Stasi and John Eldredge, and So Long, Insecurity: You’ve Been a Bad Friend to Us by Beth Moore.

✨Etc.

1. What are your favourite books and graphic novels?

For books, I love On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft by Stephen King, Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert, Letters to A Young Poet by Rainer Maria Rilke, A Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion, The Empathy Exams by Leslie Jameson, A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki, Just Kids by Patti Smith, and Wonder by R.J. Palacio. For graphic novels, Daytripper by Fábio Moon and Gabriel Bá, Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi are my favorites.

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