I’m off to see #SpiderMan#intothespiderverse !!! I’m so excited to see another LEAD superhero of color in the big screen! Go get ‘em, Miles!! ❤️🖤 🕸
To celebrate, here’s a #fbf to #newyorkcomiccon where She Hulk isn’t afraid to put Peter Parker in his place 🙌🏽
Hey look! Derby photos where I actually look like I’m doing something! Each game just keeps getting better and I’m so proud of my Manics for how well we played (even though we lost 😜) #manicattackers#manicmanicmanic 📷: @shutherupphotography
This is important. I’ve been thinking a lot lately (and also previously) about what the heck to call myself and what I do. I‘ve been using the term “body positive” far less because of all the reasons @gofeedyourself_ states below. I am a thin, white, straight, cis, able-bodied, almost 35 year old woman who works in the fitness industry and talks about body image. 🙋🏻♀️ I also believe in all the social justice issues surrounding the body positive movement. I don’t have all the answers. And I will probably gonna continue to screw up until I learn a better way. Maybe it doesn’t need a name right now. Just need to keep learning and sharing and listening and doing and saying what’s on my mind and heart. Thoughts?
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Body positivity is a social justice movement. It’s about centering the voices of marginalized individuals and acknowledging the oppression they experience in our society.
Body positivity is NOT about “feeling good” in your body. It is NOT a place for thin white cis able bodied women to post pictures of their bodies and talk about their body image struggles.
Of course those struggles are valid and important to talk about and process. However those conversations about positive body image and self love don’t belong under the title of “body positivity”. They are not the same thing.
If you are a thin, white, cis, able bodied woman (like me) and want to be involved in the body positive movement, here’s what you can do:
1. Stop posting body pics and calling it body positive.
2. Follow others who hold marginalized identities. Read and learn from them. Support them via sharing their content or contributing financially to their work.
3. Educate others on this difference. Call people in to this conversation when you see them sharing problematic content or misusing terms like body positivity.
4. Do work around unpacking your privilege.
Tagging some people I highly recommend following if you need a place to start.
#sponsored • Friends, I taught class and did my own #Vinyasa practice today in my brand new @superfithero leggings. They’re the second pair I’ve practiced in, and they’re EXQUISITE. Since the launch of this print with @rozthediva, I’ve been hardcore lusting for this pair of full-length Multiblocks, and my sponsors at @superfithero came through (they sent them to me free of charge to try out). They’re thin enough to keep my cool in a warm studio, thick enough to cover my 🍑 without worry, and they stay in place even when I’m slipping all over the mat. 😂 You can get your own pair in size XS-5X at superfithero.com. Use the code FOUNDSPACE at checkout for 15% off your first order!
One of my badass disbride clients climbed a mountain this year.
She reminded me of the whole point to this line of work.
The whole point of fitness is to assist humans in moving better so we can continue our lives. So we can continue to adventure on and experience life to the fullest outside the gym. It's building discipline, muscle, and freedom. The short term goal may change, but the long term goal never does. It's adding quality to our short time on this earth, and the ability to experience it to the fullest our body will allow. It's not just a size in clothing, a weight on a barbell, or a number on a scale.
Extended side angle with and without a block.
Without the prop it is really easy for me to collapse. I don’t feel I have enough space.
If it’s uncomfortable or painful to turn your head to look at the top arm then you can look straight or look down at the floor. (Leggings @superfithero #superfithero - sponsored by Superfit Hero) [image of Katherine in extended side angle pose. She is wearing a pair of black leggings and long sleeved blue shirt]
Strong. Period. .
I love this sticker from @superfithero. We play with language so often as a way to subtly undercut others. But what if we could drop the comparison game? What if WE decided what strong meant for us. Some days being strong means a heavy deadlift. Some days it means taking a deep breath and putting one foot in front of the other. One is not better, more valuable, or “stronger” than the other. .
How are you showing up as your strongest self today?
How you are right now, in this moment, right this second... you’re enough. 💕
A HUGE thank you to my dear friend Ashley Law (@speakupbuttercup_ )and the crew at @whyarizona for inviting me on the #whyarizona podcast! 🌵☀️⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
We talked about pressures to look a certain way, diet culture, fitness, and how we can incorporate body positivity into our lives to be kinder to ourselves and our bodies. Find the full episode in my #linkinbio ! 🙌🏽⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I also had the chance to shout out some of my FAVES who have been SO important to me on my journey with body positivity and @bloomfittraining. Maybe they’ll be helpful for you too! 😍⤵️
@teresa.be.a.lion @carolynviggh @allbodiesconsulting @bodyposipanda @bodypositivememes @amberkarnesofficial @candicehuffine @yourdaywon @ownitbabe @bodyimagemovement @decolonizing_fitness @tricorefit @superfithero @d.a.n.a_j @mountainsidefit @thebodypositive @bodypositivefitnessalliance @thegirlsgonestrong @themollygalbraith
I made this video with my friends as an ad (you may have have seen it!) but it’s too cute not to share here. Models: @lekmakeup @swaggy_e_405 @mawinahaze @coco_butther @drewscary. Thank you so much for sharing your selves with us and being so darned cute! 📸 Camera by the lovely and amazing @shannoncottrell. Editing by yours truly. Eventually I’ll get those film school student loans paid off! 😅
I took over 50 pics before I landed a halfway decent shot. So, this is your periodic reminder that fitness photo shoots—even the most low budget, bootstrapped ones—are not real life.
I’d also like to point out my sweet @superfithero leggings. And I FINALLY found a 3/4 sleeve tech shirt from @underarmour. Except that it’s a men’s XXL. #ua women’s gear doesn’t always come in XXL and even when it does it fits more like a 14/16 so shopping women’s is basically useless. Get with the program, #underarmourwomen
So along with becoming part of @superfithero and their awesome Body Positive Fitness Finder, I am also now a Super Fit #sponsored trainer as well! I am really excited to get involved with SFH as much as I can. Their company is small, and their leggings/shorts/capris are made in small batches in California. They have sizes from an XS up to a 5XL. Not to mention the phone size pockets on every pair of bottoms. You can go read all of the reviews on how loved this company, and their products are! Shop smart. If you want to save a little money, here is a code for 15% off! (KINDYOGA) #bodypositiveyoga#bodypositivefitness#superfithero
Whew Black Friday weekend is over! Orders have been shipped and we’re settling into the rest of the holiday shopping season. Thank you thank you thank you from the bottom of our hearts to everyone who supported our small business this weekend. We know there is huge competition for your dollars this time of year (and all year) and we are so grateful for your support that allows us to continue our work. 🙏🏻 If you’re curious, the most popular item over the weekend was our black capris. This is our flagship item year round with hundreds of 5 star customer reviews. They make an amazing gift for your or someone else and they are available in size XS-5XL. 🎁
Starting to feel like myself again. 4th set of 3 snatches at 83% 67kg . I am 2 weeks into my second block of hypertrophy and I’m starting to feel a bit more consistent. I’ve also decided to go up a weight class and training with more mass has been great! Mentally a struggle at times but it gives me the opportunity to challenge the expectations I have had on myself to represent “being fit” by social standards. Beauty and strength have no size! @socalwlc .