Who are We, and Who Do You Want To Be?
If you know me personally, you may know my story. I'm an actress and singer and I've spent my life and my career judging myself, scrutinizing my body, and having it judged and scrutinized by the people who were in a position to hire me.
I've been told I wasn't pretty enough to be an actress.
That I was was "Rubenesque".
That I would have gotten the job if my legs weren't so thick.
And you know, all this does a number on a girl. I spent the last 10 years overweight and desperately trying to get back to my pre-baby body. Sometimes successfully, sometimes not. When I was given a wonderful opportunity to lose it all for good, I jumped at it, and I learned how to eat again, and how to work out, and how to care for this body I was given.
But here is the piece of the puzzle that you may not know about.
Before I could reclaim myself, I had to decide that I WAS WORTH IT.
I AM WORTH IT.
Can you go to a mirror and say that to yourself, right now? No, I'm serious. I'll wait.
(Cue Jeopardy theme song)
This is what we are missing: The belief that we are lovable, that we are worth the time we take away from our families to work out, we are worthy of the money it takes to buy healthy food.
I want to be clear and say THIS IS NOT A SITE ABOUT WEIGHT LOSS OR BEING SKINNY. It's about loving yourself right now. AS YOU ARE. This minute. You are magnificent in whatever way shape and form you are in right now, and you have the ability to follow your heart and your dreams, whatever those may be. That's what this site is about.
It's also about music. The music I want to share with the world, and the music that others in my circle have to share. It's about supporting each other and encouraging each other.
It's also about changing the way we see ourselves, and how we treat others. I want my daughters to grow up in a world where they take all the negative body images the media sends to them about who they should be and what they should look like, and SHATTER them. Because THEY are worth it. And so are you.
So, that's my story. I hope you will join me on this adventure. It's going to be quite a ride.