Inspiration for Fashion, Food, and Living Naturally


What if you could do anything in the world?  What would it be?  

As a child growing up in North Carolina, I was a dreamer. I dreamed of moving to Hollywood and becoming a famous actress.  Always dreaming that one day, I would work hard enough to overcome poverty.  My mom says I always wanted to be the boss.  My own boss.  Haha.  A blessing and a curse..  Thanks mom for giving me the courage to always dream bigger and cultivate my "bossiness" in a positive way!

  By the grace of God, I was able to attend UNC-Chapel Hill, majoring in psychology. And even though I never used my psychology background "professionally", I'm so thankful for my time as a Tarheel!   

I met my amazing husband my senior year of college, and we've been together ever since!  Four kids and almost 10 years later, I'm thankful that he believes in me, supports my dreaming bigger, and all of my crazy ideas!     

It's been such a blessing seeing that God can take a small idea (helping women change their lives in fashion, food, and mompreneuring), and turn it into what Acting Skinny is today!  We are able to give a portion of every purchase made to a local charity here called Lighthouse for Life, which is very near and dear to my heart.  Lighthouse for Life combats human trafficking here in Columbia SC and across the globe, and it's been so incredible to see the huge impact they have made in our community!

​Thank you so much for supporting Acting Skinny, and are you ready to go out and be all that you were created!?  

Shelly Young

​CEO of Acting Skinny

I'm Shelly, a dreamer of big dreams, a ​recovering perfectionist and "do too much" homeschooling mama of 4 full of energy, life, and incredible kiddos.

​Here's a secret: I believe there's a piece in each and every one of us that desires to be healthy, be at least somewhat fashionable, and some who even dream about earning a little extra income!

Join us as we discover how to live a healthy, natural lifestyle, be fashionable, and be incredible mompreneurs!