Meet The Cast & Crew: Taylor Juarez



How did you get started managing crowdfunding campaigns?

I run social media and marketing for a wedding film company. I have also assisted Elena in crowdfunding and social media management in the past, so she brought me on to help run this campaign. I have learned a lot from Elena about running campaigns, and because I'm basically her mini-me, crowdfunding is an ideal position for me.

How did you first get involved in Hard-ish Bodies?

I am friends with Mike and Elena and have worked on projects with them in the past. When I heard about Hard-ish Bodies, I expressed interest in wanting to help. Elena asked me to help run the crowdfunding campaign.

How has it’s message about body positivity affected you?

It has reminded me that self-image has nothing to do with your physical appearance. It's about who you are that matters. Imperfections are beautiful. You can be whoever you want to be and be completely unapologetic. When I saw the stage show, it was so much fun! It was refreshing to see everyone being exactly who they were and loving what they were doing.

What do you think about crowdfunding on Seed&Spark so far? Best parts? Worst parts?

It is definitely a lot of work. You have to really commit 110% and be completely unapologetic about your art/passion. Don't be afraid to ask for what you want. The best part is creating a public presence and getting people really excited about your project. It's important to raise the money, but even more important to network and meet people. The support you can gain from Seed & Spark can really be incredible. You never know who will come across your project.

When do you feel your sexiest?

I feel sexiest when I am working hard and doing what I love. When I'm in my element (whatever it may be at that moment), I feel unstoppable. I also feel sexy when I am doing yoga because I get to work on the relationship between mind, body, and spirit. I get to take time for myself and connect with myself on a deeper level. It makes me feel alive, beautiful, fearless, and free.

What would be your stripper name?

Spencer Saddlehorn

Taylor is a freelance videographer and social media manager. She currently works for Ladybird Wedding Films as a videographer and Marketing Manager. She is also an aspiring filmmaker who loves to act, direct, write, and produce. When she's not shooting weddings or rockin' it on set, you can find her drinking coffee, doing yoga, and endlessly binging Grey's Anatomy.