What does Light Above Dark mean?

Ever since the beginning of time, light and dark have symbolized two opposing forces of nature: good or bad, knowledge or ignorance, love or hate, happiness or despair… Choosing light above dark means showing kindness when no one is watching, giving without expecting anything in return, and being the change you wish to see in the world. More than a simple phrase, Light Above Dark is a lifestyle.

Meet the founder…


Dear Readers,

Hola. Bonjour. Ciao. Ahoj. (Hello!) My name is Nicole Smolen, and I am so happy to meet you! After years of “one day,” I finally decided to establish Light Above Dark, an interactive blog that discusses art, entertainment, faith, health, and everything else in between. Additionally, I am a monthly contributor to Identity Girls, a wonderful blog that celebrates individuality. Aside from blogging, I enjoy traveling, meeting new people, learning languages, reading fantasy novels, writing screenplays, practicing yoga, going to concerts, vintage shopping, and cooking.

No matter what form, art has always been an essential part of my life. From a young age, drawing, painting, crafting, dancing, singing, and photography have been some of my favorite pastimes. Originally from Georgia, I moved to California at the age of eight in pursuit of a career in the entertainment industry. Through acting and filmmaking, I aim to inspire people and affect positive change throughout the world.

Enough about me…I want to know about you! Email me at lightabovedark@yahoo.com. I would love to hear your thoughts, opinions, and personal stories.


Nicole Smolen

Follow my adventures on Instagram and Twitter @nicolesmolen.

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