Welcome to The Unpolished! I'm Shelby Taylor. I'm a blogger and entrepreneur dedicated to helping others, especially young female entrepreneurs, build a sense of sustainable self-love.
I aspire to bring a no-bullshit edge to the realm of personal development and help women find a sustainable sense of self-love that will help them achieve everything they want and feel great doing so. This area of work goes way deeper than bath bombs or rosé (though if you have recommendations for either, message me!). I create written content, as well as digital courses and trainings, to support women in this journey. I also offer individual coaching on this topic to help women working through this process. My passion for self-love comes from my own hard work getting to that place, and my desire to see other women get there faster, so they can appreciate their incredible lives and successes to the fullest extent.
I'm based in DC, but my heart lives in London. Other pieces of my heart live in New York, Boston, and Italy. I'm an obsessive reader, proud cat-lady, survivor, intersectional feminist and self-admitted 80s movie aficionado. Beyond that, I'm an avid traveler, a proud member of many girl gangs, and rainbow as fuck. I spend my time creating content I care about and consuming content that inspires me, while battling perfectionism, fighting the patriarchy, and doing altogether too much online shopping for homewares. You can find me on social media at the buttons below, where I will provide you cute cat pics, inspirational quotes, and refutation of bullshit on a regular basis, if you're interested. My uniquely low bullshit tolerance, combined with my love for personal development, brings a one-of-a-kind perspective to the work surrounding self-love. My self-love involves blasting Hamilton, investing wisely in yourself, a well-timed glass of Spanish red, reading WAY too many Jennifer Weiner books, a seemingly endless supply of candles, constantly supporting other women doing great things, and a refusal to engage with petty or vindictive behavior. I like to think of myself as a support system for you in doing this crucial work. It's a lot more manageable (and frankly, more fun) with a helping hand...and a little profanity thrown in.