With her husband and children by her side, a young mother from New Jersey spent the weekend at her mother’s home in the small town of Bala, a town of just over 5,000 people about 25 miles northwest of Philadelphia.
“I was going to be at home with my family and the dogs, just to chill and relax,” says Ms. Hernan, a self-described tomboy.
“I was so focused on how to dress up and be comfortable that I didn’t really see myself as a girl.”
Ms. Dov, who is about 6 feet tall and weighs about 100 pounds, has the same exact look as her mother, but her feet and ankles are more rounded, her feet are more defined, and her shoes are more comfortable.
She wears a black leather shoe with a wide toe and a red toe box.
Ms. Hervan has a special interest in feet and footwear, and has been interested in getting her feet to look more feminine for as long as she can remember.
“My mom always told me, ‘Don’t let your feet show too much, dress your feet up.
It’s all about what your feet do,'” she says.
“She said, ‘You can’t be wearing heels when you’re walking.
You can’t dress them up.
And don’t wear your heels all the time, just wear them when you have a meeting.'”
Ms. Dv is also an avid athlete.
She is in the running for a position in the city of Philadelphia’s newly formed Women’s Basketball Association.
“You have to get in the gym every day to get that physical strength, but also be strong mentally,” says Mr. Harnan.
“That’s why I’m so into being a champion.
Because you’re not just a bodybuilder or a wrestler.
The whole time, I’m working on improving my game.”
Hernan says she is a “lone warrior” in the community, which is what makes her so passionate about her sport.
“If I have something to say, I’ll go out and do it,” she says, laughing.
“It’s just so cool to see how much support my community is.”
For more on the role of women in today’s world, watch “The Future of Women’s Health” this fall on ABC.com or watch “Inside the Mind of a Woman” on ABC News at 9 p.m. ET.