I am not exaggerating when I say that Autumn Whitefield-Madrano is one of my all-time favorite people in the universe. We’ve hung out a grand total of three times in about five years of knowing each other, but we’re pretty well convinced we were sisters in a past life. Or really, really chummy cousins. She is INCREDIBLY smart and insightful, and examines some of the most complex issues surrounding modern womanhood with skill and delicacy, while also being brutally honest about her own confusion and frustration with unknowns. So, naturally, I was over the moon when I heard she’d secured a book deal.
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CONTENT WARNING: This post will discuss sexual violence and rape. Please stop reading now if these topics are triggering for you.
I first met Joy McBrien at a women’s leadership conference that she’d organized with several other young women, and was immediately struck by her openness and generosity of spirit. When I found out she’d created Fair Anita, I knew we needed to spend some time talking. As we did, Joy told me about her experiences being raped and how it had impacted her body image. She also told me that, like many women, she assumed how she looked was at least partially to blame for what had happened to her and we agreed that sharing her story here could have an impact. Both as a powerful act of reclamation for her and an opportunity to reach and help any women who were in similar situations and struggling for clarity.
Today, I want to introduce you all to Twin Cities personal stylist Nancy Dilts. I met Nancy through mutual friends, and immediately admired her methods and her mission. She’ll tell you about both shortly, but suffice to say she’s helping her clients make choices that are great for their wardrobes and for the planet!
Nancy mentions the film “The True Cost” below, and I must also urge you to watch it. After viewing it myself a few weeks ago, I have vowed to make some serious changes to my own shopping practices forever. More on that soon.