Hello! My name is Katya, and I’m the founder of To All You Princesses (TAYP).
TAYP is a blog for you. It’s for all the girls and women who are searching for answers, learning about their walk with Christ, and who need to hear stories of imperfect women in need of a beautiful Savior and King. It’s for every girl who wanted to be a princess, a superhero, someone who was special, and never believed they were. This is a place of honesty, of grace, and of lessons learned with God.
Welcome to our home.
I first created TAYP in the fall of 2013. I was currently battling an auto-immune disease, which kept me in bed most days. I felt defeated by this disease. My dream was to be a missionary, to tell people about Jesus, but I couldn’t. Not from my bed. I kept thinking, “What good am I to God if I barely have the strength to make it to my front door?”
Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you in turmoil within me? Hope in God; for I shall again praise him, my salvation and my God.
I found my physical strength to be lacking, but spiritually, I was becoming closer and closer to God. I found strength in His presence and His understanding. He knew what I was going through physically, and my internal heartbreak because my body couldn’t do what my heart desired.
He saw me and was with me.
One night, I had a dream. I was writing everything God was teaching me of His faithfulness, of His wonder, and sharing it with girls around the world. I woke up and was so amazed by the brilliance of God. I wasn’t a writer, and that scared me, but the message was clear: start a blog. Through much prayer and encouragement from my family and friends, I created the website and called it To All You Princesses.
It’s been some years now since I started this blog, and I have a testimony to share: the Lord healed my body in the summer of 2015! I’ve been able to travel, go on mission trips, and do things I never thought I could. I am so grateful for all the highs and lows in this journey with God.
Also, I am still here and still writing. Some days, I get an email from one of my readers, and I feel so encouraged. Other days, I wonder if anyone reads this blog, if it matters. But you know what the Lord tells me?
Keep writing. Just keep writing.
And so I will—I will write to you, Princesses.
I pray these words strengthen you and remind you that you are not alone.
With all my love,
So do not fear, for I am with you;
do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you;
I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.