Our bodies can surprise us. They can let us down, pick us up and blow us away.
They can be our partner or our adversary. They are our companions on our journey to self-acceptance.

Every curve, freckle, scar or stretch mark uniquely shapes who we are. We believe that healthy
comes in many different shapes and forms, and it isn’t only about how you look but how you feel.

We’re inspired by the stories we hear from our customers,
so we’ve brought together 14 remarkable women to share theirs. 

Jessica

"My body has not always been the greatest cooperator. When I was nine years old, I was diagnosed with Crohn's disease and it put me in the hospital between the ages of 11 to 13. After two years in the hospital, I had a choice: ostomy surgery or death. I chose life." 

What feature have you grown to love?

"My torso. Through a lot of working out and knowing how to dress properly,
I think I've learned to love my middle section."

Honor

"I spent my life thinking that loving myself had a lot to do with looks and I've learned
that it has everything to do with how I feel inside. The better I feel, the better I look.
And I just feel so good knowing that my body is my best friend today."

LA

"About three years ago, I was turning 40 and my husband knocked me up.
I gained about 50 lbs in four months and I decided that I was going to take my
body back after my son was born. I entered into a fitness competition
where I learned to appreciate my body."

Samantha

"It can be a big struggle for mom's to watch their bodies change and it doesn't always go back to the way it was before, but it doesn't mean you can't be stronger and even better, which I am...and I wouldn't trade these stretch marks for anything."

amy

"I spent a lot of time hating my body, wanting parts of it to be bigger
and parts of it to be smaller. And then I got a little bit older, and learned that
you go with what you have and I've learned to love it."

What’s your favourite feature?

"My back."

Gen

"Being pregnant has definitely changed my concept of self in a way I didn't think possible.
It's amazing to love your body because you already love this little person you haven't met yet."

What's a feature that you have grown to love? 

"My thighs. I hate them but grew to love them because they are from my grandmother, passed down to my mom, and I hope to pass them down to my daughter."

 

Sydney

"I am learning to not base my happiness on what my body looks like and where I am at with it."

 

Thank you to Max Taylor for the photography and these incredible women for sharing their stories.

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