This month, we’re bowing to 11 badass local couples making moves (with righteous intent) and leaving their mark on the District. Among several questions, we ask how they’d remix the concept of power couple. What emerged is a collective belief that the energy you bring, the responsibility you share (to each other and your community), and the joy of the journey all greatly matter. We also learned love and humor coexist well. Thank you for the laughs and inspiration.
Cassie, UX/UI Designer + Alexa, Project Manager, TwoFemmeGems
Power Couple, Redefined
We’re all about the idea of the healthy (mind, body, spirit connection) power couple. Just by nature of being two women, we’ve been able to really carve out our own roles in our relationship that aren’t based on gender stereotypes but instead [are] based on interest/skillset. To me, the modern power couple (whether it’s a same-sex couple or not) is one that throws gender roles out the window and operates from a basis of respect, love, kindness and desire to see each person be their highest self. The power comes from within and once you harness it, there is no stopping you.
Strike A Balance
A lot of laughter, mindfulness and joy. We keep each other on our toes and are constantly laughing. We practice mindfulness and keep ourselves grounded by not taking ourselves too seriously. And we fill our life with all the things that bring us joy. And cats.
No dream is too crazy. We’re both big dreamers and have often found that others have a hard time seeing the vision. In our family we live by the mantra “No dream is too crazy.” Just because someone might not be able to visualize it doesn’t mean it isn’t possible.
Alexa: Cassie has 100% taught me how to creatively approach problems. As a scientist, I think pretty linearly and Cassie has taught me how to access more abstract parts of my brain.
Cassie: I tend to like working solo on projects and Alexa has really taught me how to collaborate in positive ways and in a way [that] is positive for me.
Conflict Resolution Tips
Communication. Good communication is the key to any great relationship. Take time to learn how your partner likes to communicate and develop your own communication as a couple. Don’t be afraid to ask for help. Ultimately any tension point can be smoothed over with good communication.
Cassie usually needs more caffeine but Alexa is the one who regularly drinks it (green tea for us with the occasional coffee).
Honestly, just having someone who can see your vision even if it’s not quite in focus yet and helps you achieve success.
The Meet Cute
We met on Bumble.
D.C. Date Spot
We’re big foodies so you can most likely find us at any number of D.C.’s amazing restaurants. Kinship has been our favorite so far.
Celebrity Hall Pass
Alexa: Lisa Ling
Cassie: Elizabeth Mitchell
Our taste in music could not be more different but we both love Mac Miller and Doja Cat.
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