This year, I've been really fortunate to receive some incredible surprises by a few of my favourite brands. I'll be honest, they happened unintentionally as I don't use MY brand to promote just any product for the sake of snagging free promo. I pay attention to the brand's story and if the product is in alignment with my values. @knixwear is all about promoting body positivity and self love. An added bonus is how incredible the team is. Their products make women look and feel comfortable and I'm down with that. @bitebeauty makes my lips, eyes, and soul POP. They're a Canadian company who in my opinion, encourages women to look bold and feel bold. PLUS you can design your own colour! HELLO!
@artnaturals has taught me to love essential oils and that I can incorporate them in my personal wellness (especially relaxing after a day of public speaking) not just as a diffuser. Their products are beautifully made and extremely affordable. I fell in love with them even more when they let me surprise a Mama with a much needed gift. Then yesterday, @sorelfootwear sent me not only their newest Fall must haves, but a card so beautiful and kind, it's hanging in my office. What I've learned is that there isn't an exact science to connecting with our favourite brands. The same way we want to rock brands that our real and reflect us, they want that too. So thank you to each of you for sharing some love with me. Each of you have been apart of my #SlayTheMic story and I'm pretty grateful for that.
"I felt like I wasn’t beautiful enough to have the big wedding. I wasn’t woman enough to get pregnant. I definitely didn’t feel strong enough to succeed because deep down, I hated my body. I just wanted to be strong enough, beautiful enough, good enough. But here I am, more than enough. I am capable of loving this body so hard that I push it to its limits. And that right there is the enough I’ve been searching for all along. The enough that, for me, has opened up the door for every other form of enough there is out there.” @meg.boggs wears our Boyshorts in a size XXL
"Choosing to photograph our customers for our campaigns is hands down my favourite thing about Knix. I'm proud to say that since our first shoot in 2013, we have photographed over 500 beautiful, strong courageous, bad ass women. It all started because I believed that women wanted a brand that truly represented them. Our products look great on everyone, so why not celebrate that? I am so proud of what Knix has come to represent. Every day we get to share the stories and journeys of incredible women from all over.” - Our founder and CEO @joannaknix
Want to join Jo at our next photoshoot in Brooklyn, NY? Send us an email to email@example.com with a link to your public Instagram profile and/or a few photos of yourself
BRCA positive and at the time of the year where I evaluate my breast health and review my medical strategies. Affirming my previous plan to keep my breasts, with agressive monitoring, unless a tumor forms. Sometimes I am insecure about this decision - some expectation because many in my position elect to do breast removal. Taking confidence that, with doctor alignment, this is the right decision for the current me. #selflove#brca#brcasisterhood#brca2#knixwear
Did you know? We drop new colours every month and this Berry hue is our newest. It comes in our Athletic Bikini, Boyshort and Cheeky styles and we want to give them all away to you!
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The winner will be announced on Thursday at 9:00am EST.
"I’m tired of being told by some beauty myth that I’m not pretty enough, I’m not thin enough, my pores are too big, my hair is too frizzy, my skin isn’t perfect! I define what perfect is! I define what my beauty standard is!"
- @kaylaloganpr in our Evolution Tank and Dusty Rose Underwear 🖤
So I have some pretty awesome news to share! I recently bought this amazingly comfortable and functional @knixwear bra and was talking back and forth with the company on Instagram.
They asked if I'd be open to doing an interview with them about my health journey and how I remain so positive amidst it all, and of course I said yes! I had such a lovely time chatting with @thekylaclarke from Knix and would love if you all check out the great write up she put together. As always, link is in my bio.
And on a more personal note, I am always so appreciative and grateful to be able to tell my story. I started this account back in 2015 as a way to procrastinate from doing my thesis (lolol) and to share the #autoimmepaleo recipes I was whipping up.
I am so happy that it has turned into so much more. It's a place where I get to connect with all of you lovely people, a space to get educational, raw, and real about life with chronic illnesses, and hopefully, it's a place that inspires others and/or gives them hope.
I'm still pinching myself over this interview and this awesome opportunity, and I can't wait for you all to check out the post 😊
Every day when I open my newsfeed I’m now filled with something entirely new.
It’s not comparison anymore. It’s not the feelings of less-than. It’s not the unrelenting pressure to be something I’m not or feelings of failure to who I will never be. .
Instead it’s something...embracing. .
I’ve stared and smiled at more bared bellies and cellulite butts on social media in the last week than I have in the last year. .
The standard of beauty has changed. We did that. We did. Because we finally saw it. We saw that smooth bodies and dimpled ones can stand hand in hand. We saw that youthfulness is something we can admire and still capture at any age. We saw that sizes and weight are seriously messed up, and that they’ve been messing US up. .
And so we came. Like an army. Dropping the towels, wearing the bikinis, baring those arms and legs and bellies and more in the heat of summer. For comfort. And for confidence. .
And maybe right now it feels like everyone’s doing it. But gosh, it changes things. In such a short time even I’m seeing a huge shift in myself. Walking past mirrors and not feeling that pull to pick apart. Not groaning when something jiggled the wrong way. The self hate monster has already lost so much of its grip. .
This isn’t going to be something we talk about forever. Because it’s already normalizing. We already are able to move forward. .
Because we CAME beautifully.
We SAW our worth.
And now we CONQUER with love.
GET YOUR SWEAT ON // if I’m honest, I thought twice about posting this photo....but this is me, post workout... and a super sweaty one at that! This is me before I readjusted my pants to cover the extra fluff around my belly from less than consistent workouts and less than perfect eating. This is me with boob sweat and sweat dripping down my face. But this is also me after a killer, sweaty, much needed leg workout. This is me getting workouts in when I can and not giving up even though I’ve been busy at work and less motivated than at the begging of my fitness journey. This is me showing up and doing what I can even if it means I ended a few circuits 30 seconds early and switched up a few of the exercises cause I couldn’t do any more jumping. This is me. And I got it done. 👊🏻
Do you only wear black? Try out our newest colour Eclipse for a subtle hint of colour 🌘
Our model @hallae wears an XXL, @ohweldon and @oliviadawn.b wear a size M and Tilly wears a size S in our High Rise Underwear and M in our Racerback Evolution Bra.
Say hi to this week's KnixTEEN, @ally_frankel!
Ally is a 19-year-old from Toronto, Ontario and is a co-founder of @nudestix! Her advice for other teens is to "be a supporter of other women and foster a positive community." 💄❤️
"Exercise because it makes you happy and healthy. It’s not about anything more than that. You matter, your health matters, your size doesn’t."
@pressplayphysio wears our Longevity Bra in Black in a size Small🖤
Make Toronto you catwalk!! How else I am suppose to strut my stuff throughout the city? Omg when I took my pants off to do this in #kensingtonmarket this women just dropped her mouth in shock!!! It was hilarious! Men were looking away tryin not to notice, but I mean how can you not notice a women wearing cat ears & strutin down the street in her undies?!! Especially a voluptuous beauty like myself! 🙌🏻🙌🏻😘 🌟
Moral of the story is confidence is an attitude & you should feel free to be anything or anyone you want to be! Don’t change yourself for others or worry about offending the beauty around bc your beautiful just the way you are & it’s your life, not anyone else’s so start freaking living it! 🌟
Another thing I just thought about is that who cares if you wear shorts, a swimsuit or walk down the street in your undies bc will you really ever see these people again? Probably not & even if you do, do what I do, wave & smile or wink at them! It makes them super uncomfortable & it’s hilarious 😂 📸: @natalierosephotographyy
Undergarments & Tank: @knixwear - Tank is the Evolution Tank in color Eclipse ❤️
Knixwear boy-shorts provides by @stolemyheart_to
Location: Kensington Market #toronto 🌟
Well, I stayed up for 26 hours but it was so, so worth it! And I have to say, even though they have never met, @verveinestudio and @ohemaa.beauty make an incredible team - thank you to both of you, you are true professionals! 📸🎨😱We had a 4:15am makeup call time & then Tania and I made it To Woodbine beach just in time for the sunrise 🌅
Now to brag! Tania (@verveinestudio) is one of the best photographers I’ve EVER worked with. She is knowledgeable, fun to be around and made me feel the most comfortable I’ve ever felt shooting - even though I happened to be wearing the least amount of clothing for it! Thank you for helping me see the beauty in myself💚 And I’ve said it before, but the awesome Senam from @ohemaa.beauty is a freaking magician. She pulled together this amazing look in less than 40 minutes (before 5am no less!) and it made everything come together beautifully. Thank you both again for being super women!!! Please let me know if you ever need a photographer or makeup artist and I will get you connected!!Also forgot to mention my @knixwear undies made the best bathing suit bottoms!! Super comfy as always, even when filled with sand! 💚
"Beautiful! That’s how we all need to see ourselves. This body birthed 2 babies, been through extreme weight loss and gain. I’ve got lumps and bumps and tiger stripes but we all need to take a minute to see ourselves as strong beautiful women."
@homesteadontheriverbed in our Marble V-Neck Evolution Bra.
Shh, there are a few of these still kicking around on our sale page, shop through the link in our bio!
Had coffee with the luverly, luverly folks at @knixwear, who wanted to hear about my survival experience. I happened to be wearing my Knix evolution bra the day I went into the desert, and there’s a funny story about that... Read it at knix.com/blog/knix-blogs.
Thanks @thekylaclarke for the interview, @carolinenitsch for making it happen, and @kaylachobotiukphoto for snapping me (I look marginally more graceful than I feel when perched on a butt-supportive cushion!).
Claire Nelson (@ladyeclaire) was in Joshua Tree when she decided to go for a day hike. That six-hour hike turned into four days and three nights stranded in the desert after Claire slipped on a rock, fell fifteen feet, and shattered her pelvis.
Visit our stories and swipe up to learn what motivated her to keep going, what the recovery process has been like, and the small role her Knix bra played in it all.
This is @kaylaloganpr everyone. She’s such a strong, inspiring, thoughtful, empowering and beautiful woman and I am beyond grateful to have worked with this kind soul. I’ve been seeing a lot of hate lately and I wanted to throw a bit of love out there. No one should be ashamed of their bodies. Your body is your own and no one else’s, and it deserves to be loved. I dare you to challenge my view on self love. Love trumps hate and I’ll always be on loves side. So while we’re here, let’s give Kayla some love. #aeriereal#knixwear
"Sharing my body, cellulite, stretch marks and vulnerabilities is one of the most challenging and rewarding/empowering things I’ve ever done in my life! I took something I was ashamed and embarrassed of and used it to work on my #selfcare & #selflove ."
- @kaylaloganpr in our Evolution Tank and Dusty Rose Underwear 🖤
Tonight! ♥️ .
At the Gladstone Hotel, join us for an inspirational evening as we premiere Canada's first diversity campaign: THE EVERY WOMAN CAMPAIGN .
Free event, 6-10pm & donations will be accepted at the door and online in support of CAMH. .
Pop on by to see some beautiful images, hear some of the women speak and support a community who can benefit immensely from your support ♥️ .
#accessibilty [IMAGE DESCRIPTION: Karyn is a caucasian curvy model with brown hair and hazel eyes. She is pictured here in black underwear and nude bra, with her arms up in the air. She has a big smile]
Meet our KnixTEEN of the week, @_sarika_kumar! Sarika is an 18-year-old from Oregon. Sarika recently graduated high school and will be attending UC Davis in the fall for Aerospace Science and Engineering.
Sarika is a graphic designer at @periodmovement and even has her own company, @rikabirdcreative! Basically, she's one of the coolest, most talented people we know 😍
Embrace the wobble in your life, your body/mind/spirit is recalibrating, getting stronger, growing, evolving... ✨💪🏽🦄
Last day to get $10 off your EVOLUTION Tank by @knixwear. Use code: aprilTANK10
Slay the day! 💫💪🏽👸🏻🔥Namaste 🙏🏽
@periodmovement just launched a petition to repeal the California Tampon Tax! Each year, Californian menstruators are taxed over $20 MILLION just on tampons and pads because they are not considered necessities, yet Viagra and Rogaine do not have this sales tax. They need your help to get 100,000 signatures in 30 days! Sign, share, and promote this petition to help make a difference for millions of menstruators. Link in our bio ❤️
My brother was nice enough to watch the kids, so my hubby and I were able to go canoeing! Before children it was one of our favorite pastimes, so it’s always nice to get back on the river. I love paddling. I find it really relaxing. I could do it for hours. But most people find the slow pace of NoT having to always paddle relaxing so I try to compromise 🤷🏼♀️ I didn’t not cringe at a single photo- though my skin has looked better. I’ve been slacking on my skincare routine and it’s really starting to show. But what better time than now to get back on that #selfcare train.
I have done no #mealprep for this week but I think I’m in a good place besides that. I’m ready to rock the week and not eat any pizza. Happy Sunday party peeps 🤗 .... lol. I type party peeps so much now it’s in my suggested next word. Whatever’s clever Apple. #fitgirlbootcamp#fitmom#takemetotheriver#knixwear
Our underwear is seamless! Wear them underwear leggings, jeans or shorts and never worry about unwanted panty lines. Feel free to work up a sweat skateboarding while you're wearing them too, because Knixteens are sweat-wicking and odour-crushing 👌 ￼
Meet @luci_mcintosh! Luci is 15 years old and was born and raised in Toronto. Some of her hobbies include playing volleyball & tennis, going to pilates and hanging out with friends and family.
Her advice to teens is to "always seek your potential no matter what obstacles are thrown your way. Take risks because it can lead to new adventures and opportunities!" 💘
It was 30 degrees outside as we climbed our way over fallen logs and steep alpine to reach this lake. We weren't going to pass an opportunity to cook off!
And ladies, if you're wondering, @knixwear is my go to while hiking! Their stuff is lightweight, quick dry, so comfy and it doubles as swimwear 😉 Here are a few codes for you to try out your own: "intherivervalleyTANK10" for $10 off to try out the new Evolution Tank. "intherivervalley10" for $10 off any purchase from their site. Let me know what you think! #ITRVpartner#knixwear