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Me First is a platform that was created to inspire individuals to put themselves first and care for themselves on a holistic level.

We designed Me First to be a one-stop resource for our readers to learn about the importance of self-love. Through our shared stories and experiences, we hope to inspire our readers to make a deeper commitment to themselves. When we take care of ourselves we become better partners, friends, and colleagues because we are better equipped with the mental, physical and emotional capacity to show up for others.

Self-love isn’t selfish, there is power in putting yourself FIRST.

Rosa Barney


Rosa is a self-love advocate, model and founder of Me First. Her personal experiences with self-doubt and low self-esteem helped her understand the importance of caring for yourself and inspired her to share her story with the world. Her goal is to be the voice she needed to hear through her struggles with negative self-talk and to help others to lead their most authentic, happy and healthy lives.

Rosa currently lives in NYC and spends her time working in the beauty industry for Trish McEvoy Cosmetics, modeling and creating content for Me First. In her spare time, she enjoys trying new fitness classes, experimenting in the kitchen and saying hello to every dog she meets.

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