CGF BRAND AMBASSADOR: ASPENAspen, what inspired you to join the Curvy Girl Fever movement?
What inspired me to join the Curvy Girl Fever movement was the opportunity I would have to connect with others and share my journey in hopes of finding ways how so many of us relate. I also had a desire to be a part of this movement because of the strength in the message of "I'm My Own Body Goals". Taking a stand against media outlets, fashion brands, and the European beauty standards to openly express that those standards are not, and never will be my idea of "perfect" is beautiful and empowering.
How do you deal with self-love and acceptance?
My journey of self-love and self-acceptance has been a long one and I'm still on my journey! Starting in my early teenage years I was mortified of who I was on the outside. As time went on I started finding beauty within myself. Once that took place I went to things that made me feel good about myself. After a while many of the negative comments I received started to dissipate and all I could focus on were the positive words of affirmation I was receiving from my close friends and family. Working hard and focusing on myself mentally has taken me further than I ever thought was possible. Now I am more confident than I've ever been. Letting others perception of me affect how I live my life is forbidden.
What advice would you give women who are struggling with body image?
Something that I tell myself when I'm feeling down is just to take it one day at a time. When I have days where I'm feeling low about myself I find that verbally telling myself words of affirmation like "you're worth it", "baby girl you're fire", and "Da** I love myself and the woman I'm becoming". This helps more than you think! Speaking things into existence is so powerful. Energy is something that cannot be destroyed on this earth. It's a constant cycle and ripple effect. If you are projecting negative energy it'll come right back to you. With this being said the more positive energy you put into the world it'll come back to you! Many people choose to bring others down when they are at their very best in hopes of derailing their upward journey. Just know that those very people have a problem with themselves!
How has CurvyGirlFever impact your life thus far?
It has showed me that no matter where you come from, the color of your skin, your age, your size, each of us had shared some type of mutual feeling about going through this self-love journey. All of the people who support the brand itself and seeing the way it’s impacted their lives makes me 10x more grateful to be representing such a powerful message. And of course the fellowship and bond that had been created amongst the CGF brand ambassadors.
Where do you see yourself and CurvyGirlFever in the next couple of years?
In a couple of years I see this partnership with CGF taking off! More exposure for the brand, innovative thinking for CGF, and expanding the product selection! As for myself, CGF has already given me a platform to speak on. As time goes on this will become more and more crucial in my dreams of becoming an entrepreneur in the beauty industry!