LOVE LETTER WORKSHOP
WOMEN'S WEEK SIXTEEN - JULY 15th 2020
Host: Saira Hussain, Love Letter Community Founder
Co-Host: Erin Trealor, Health & Wellness Coach, Woman of Influence
Time: 11 AM EST (Canada & USA).
You are here today because you have broken into your wings.
Good morning womxn of defiance and purpose.
You are here because you have surpassed all challenges.
The scars, uneven skin tone and stretch marks on our bodies are beautiful reminders of our transitions as womxn; bodily changes that have imparted infinite womxn warrior wisdom.
I personally have had difficulty embracing my stomach after entering my relationship as a woman who has been petite all her life. I had my period when I was 13 and was facing many hormonal changes with a community that was not forward thinking about being vulnerable about a women's health or emotional intelligence. I continued feeling disconnected with my body throughout high school and then university. This is where I broke down with depression and chronic anxiety with an added challenge of financial well-being. My body, my mind and soul had drowned collectively and this was when I said 'NO MORE'.
I took control of the steering wheel of my life where I surrounded myself with womxn who were confident, loved their bodies and had faced an adversity, which lured them into the darkness so they could resurface with courage. I now have reconnected with my body, embracing all my flat plains and curves, stretch marks and cellulite to not define who I am, but to acknowledge that the path is not always linear. My body, your body, our bodies all have a story to tell; embrace your changes to voice them clearly.
I can recall the times when I would hold my stomach in when around friends and wear loose clothing in the earlier stages of high school because I couldn't see myself in the crowd, even though so many other young womxn shared the same story. I allowed the inner critic; the fearful friend to control my anxiety and so became socially distant. The first step you can take to live a greater life is to order a search warrant for those negative patterns and where they arise. Once you have collected the reports, the solution will write itself because you will distance yourself from the fear and neglect where love does not exist.
Erin, founder of Raw Beauty Talks is an incredible woman wanderer who has helped womxn accept their physical changes through holistic body coaching and well-being. Joining Erin on her platform has encouraged me to see the fat on my bones, my flat hips and disportioncate breasts with an abundance mindset. Saying...
'Hey! I love how my body wiggles.
I love how my cellulite fills my jeans and the bunions on my feet because I have worked hard to get to where I am and have walked cities to be where I am.
Erin shares..." I don't place value to my physical differences anymore. It's just there.
It just doesn't define you. It doesn't determine whether or not you are loved.
Cellulite doesn't define me."
We are an ever growing community of womxn who are built from strength, compassion and have the capacity to adapt to change. As we enter the seventeenth week of quarantine, I would like to suggest that we all take a moment to appreciate how far we have come. Let us face the patriarchal routines with our feminine powers and decipher new challenges with solutions for our betterment. We must remember that there is a force inside us that has been waiting in our hearts with unconditional love and she has been patient. Let us hear her speak.
'The more I've shared the messy parts of my life and the things I've felt the most shame around the more womxn have opened up to me sharing their own insecurities and stories. Raw Beauty Co. has always been as much for me as it is for the womxn who follow me."
- Erin Trealor, Founder of Raw Beauty & Co.
Join us as we connect with our bodies to resurface the act of celebrating our individual journeys. Erin and I will be sharing the values in recognizing your self-worth. When you accept your physical changes, your mind sees endless possibilities in living your greatest adventure; your life.
WATCH THE REPLAY HERE