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, rescuing girls from human trafficking but I couldn’t. Not from my bed. What good was I to God’s Great Commission if I barely had the strength to walk a block down the street?
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 didn’t blame Him for what was going on. I asked why, I didn’t understand, but even though I had no answers, 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 dreamt 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 the day, and now I have a testimony to share. The Lord healed my body in the summer of 2015, and I’ve been able to go on mission trips, preaching in some places, and telling people about Jesus. Right now, I am living as a full-time missionary in Brazil, waiting on God, seeking His purpose daily. What a beautiful gift the Lord has given to this undeserving girl! I feel blessed to know I am His princess and honored to be a pencil in His hands.
I may not know you, but before you go, I want you to know that you are loved. Jesus knows you and is with you. He is waiting for you to take His hand. Will you trust Him?
I pray that you will.
To all you princesses, you are one-of-a-kind, and God loves you. These words are for you.
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.