The Origin

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NativeBella actually started as my aol/aim handle. I had no idea what to call myself, but my father wouldn't let me use my first name, so NativeBella was born. 

Ironically I was a total tomboy during this stage of my life. To be honest I didn’t see myself “beautiful” but my Nonna would call me Bella, along with another personal family nickname. It made me happy so I used it. I unknowingly projected into the universe who I wanted myself to be by combining both sides of my heritage. 

Now, while Native Bella it also still holds it’s original meaning, it also means so much more to me. To be naturally beautiful, on the inside. To love yourself from the inside out and to embrace who you are; that includes the flaws, the bad days and the mistakes we make. To feel beautiful, not just physically but also mentally, emotional and spiritual. 

Native: 

  1. noun
    a person born in a specified place or associated with a place by birth, whether subsequently resident there or not.
    commonly used to describe the Indigenous people of this country as Native Americans, also referred to as American Indians. 

Bella : 

  1. noun 
    related to the Italian and Latin words for beautiful, and to the name Belle, meaning beautiful in French.