#ICanSoIDid be a champion for women
My generation was always taught to feel bad of “imperfections” instead of embracing them. It is because of that, the stretch marks I acquired during my sudden growth spurt at 10, and the new ones that came after my daughter, that at the beginning of my career, I allowed people to value me less. I felt it was the least I could do due to the stretch marks. What really got me was when I started to receive praise for my body, people tagging me in body goals posts, when I knew the photos they were seeing were highly photoshopped in the midsection and didn’t look like me.
I took my power back and start posting my unedited photos on my social media.I remember people asking if I felt like it would affect jobs or upset clients. Honestly I was scared, but I knew it was my responsibility to show that not even models are perfect.I truly believe everyone is beautiful and that our uniqueness should be celebrated. I realized that the un-retouched pictures received so much love and that me being transparent allowed so many to feel seen. I was told it would hurt me but it actually empowered me and gave me a level of freedom that one never thinks is attainable in the world of fashion.
My curves and my stretch marks have been seen in major magazines, billboards, TV screens, and hopefully movies someday. Being a part of the change and knowing that we are creating a better future for generations to come is the best part. I have seen more progress than I ever thought possible, and this is just the beginning.
The #ICanSoIDid campaign has me thinking of all the things in my life people told me I couldn’t do and how each time I was doubted, it gave me more fire to prove not just them wrong but to prove to myself that I was worthy and capable. I would say my proudest achievement is that I get to live my life authentically and unapologetically. @revlon @popsugarbeauty #ad
Sharing our stories is how we help unite us all. Share your I Can, So I Did moment and enter for the chance to win Revlon products, a trip to NYC and more by posting a photo of your achievement and tagging @revlon , #ICanSoIDid #Sweepstakes. More info: http://bit.ly/ICanSoIDid
Random but #restorationhardware got some good burgers 🍔🍟 thank you @abby.silverman and HB! ✨ 📸: @_marcustyler
Full look from yesterday’s @rollingstone event! 🖤✨ Stylist: @_marcustyler
I had the best time at the @PrettyLittleLiars : The Perfectionists premiere screening and experience in LA. After watching the first episode I’m hooked! Luckily for you, the series premiere of #PLLThePerfectionists is tonight on @freeform at 8pm. Don’t. Miss. It. 🤫
Feeling inspired by today’s #womenshapingthefuture brunch! Thank you @rollingstone for having me! 🤜🏼💥❤️
night out 💚💙 @jvn 📷: @kristaschlueter
Throw back to a sunnier day. #hawaiiwithdrawals 💙☀️