Photographer: Jay Salbert
Occupation: Inspirational Change Agent/ Author/ Founder, I AM THAT GIRL
I founded an organization and wrote a book (both) called, I AM THAT GIRL. I’ve worked in media for years (hosting a TV show on the red carpet and working with Fox Sports, ESPN, CBS, MTV, ESPNU) because for me, media is a vehicle to inspire and empower youth. I recently launched a new program called, ProtectHer and am now empowering girls through the empowerment of men. I just launched a speaking tour, talking to athletes all over the country, reminding them that their only job is to respect and protect the girls and women in their life.
If you were talking on the phone to someone you had never met how would you describe your appearance?
I’m an all-American, southern bell, Texas tomboy.
Have you ever struggled with a lack of confidence or insecurities?
Of course. Every day! I worry about being enough on a regular basis… from critiquing what I look like, to judging others (out of insecurity), to convincing myself I’ll fail before I event start something. My self worth, requires my DAILY attention because without making it a priority, I slip into negative thoughts that crush my potential and my joy.
When do you feel most beautiful?
In the wee hours of the morning when I’m all wrapped up in my fiancé’s arms
What are your “Not Enough” feelings?
Thoughts telling me that my dreams are silly and I’ll never accomplish all that I want to- that I’ll be a big, fat disappointment to myself and to others.
If you were given the option to change your appearance would you? If yes, what would you change?
Not at this point in my life… a few years ago, absolutely! The thought of perfection was super attractive, but as I grow to genuinely love myself more and more, I’m more captivated by my own imperfections, than I am to the façade of flawlessness.
What are 5 things you love about yourself?
- I love how hard I love the people in my life
- I love my big Texas hair
- I love that I write “thank you cards” by hand
- I love that I fight for the underdog
- I love that I’m one tough chick
I say cellulite, you think : textured beauty.
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