In case you already didn't know last week, I had the most AMAZING pleasure to be a part of the Today Show's #LoveyourSelfie series. All of last week, each day the Today Show team highlighted different topics to help people learn to love themselves. Not just talking body weight, also disabilities & general self image. Myself and a handful of amazing women got together with fashion extraordinaire Gok Wan to be a force of inspiration for Bella, who had been battling body image issues. Issues that she was desperate to not pass on to her 19 year old daughter. We each stripped down to bra & panties at first, then ultimately bathing suits. And I can tell you, it was one of the best times in my life.
So for the 1st time in my life I was on national television in a bathing suit. My 14 year old self wouldn't never have believed this could happen. I did it because I'm always preaching to you all to be fearless, and bold and just put on that bathing suit & love it. And even though I've worn bathing suits before, there's something different about wearing on in front of millions of people.
Bathing Suit: La Blanca via Nordstrom| Wedges: Target
Not only was I grinning because I was about to be on tv, but around the corner from where I was standing was the dressing rooms of Kathie Lee Gifford, Hoda Kotb & Carson Daly. I was in total groupie mode lol
The Love your Selfie week really is something remarkable. So many men & women, boys & girls deal with body image, and hate what they see when they look in the mirror because of one thing or another. I am so blessed & extremely humbled to have been a part of this, and the out pouring I love that I have received from you all was so much more than I could have ever asked for. I hope that you can take charge of your body and learn to accept all that you have. It's easier said than done, I understand, but we have one body, why walk around hating it?
Until next time loves