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Meet Heather

Why is it important that we come together, as women, to inspire and empower one another to Stand In Our Curves?

“Our families and friends and extended circles are better off when we, as women, see our worth as vital and strong for a better life for everyone.”

Her Story

Fashion Instagrammer becomes Mom-cologist when her 3 year old son is diagnosed with leukemia. Heather, 34, is unexpectedly switching hats (of which she wears many) – literally and figuratively – and, “it’s been quite the journey.” Since her son’s diagnosis in April 2018, she is his nurse, his play pal, and his mama. Being quarantined most of the time is the new normal, and while she treasures their family-time, she also knows she must carve out time for herself. And, even in the scariest of times, it is fashion that gives her the creative beat in her life that she needs and loves.

“Standing in my curves is just about strength. Last year, our son was in treatment for leukemia, and there were days when I didn’t want to get out of bed…but we got up, we got dressed and we made all 60 procedures. For me, it was about standing up and facing the day. I feel my strongest as a woman, and a mom, when I feel comfortable in, and am loving, my outfit. Something as fun as fashion can make you feel better,” shared Heather!

“There really is power when women come together, and I think we are seeing that as a movement right now. I think it’s really inspiring to see women supporting women and seeing our diversity and uniqueness as a collective strength.”

“I stand alongside women whom I look up to, and who I know see me as an equal. I want to be honest and true. I want to be an adult who sees beauty in the small things, and stills believes in magic!”

How does she do it?

People have asked me, a woman and a mom of a cancer warrior child, “How do you do it?”  And, reflecting on that question; I somehow just stand, no matter what. So, standing in my truth means standing up, and out loud, for my values, my worth and my family. My truth is all I have, and so it drives me to be the best version of myself.  I try to do that by remaining firm in who I am, as honestly and openly as possible. The work is in really trying to be present in my own life.

To stand up for my own mental health, to know who I am – good and bad – and whom I want to be, as a human. To be open to my emotions and my spirit in a way that guides me through whatever life throws at me. Also, it means to know what my body can do – to be comfortable with myself now at this stage of my life as a woman. There is a confidence that comes with that. A confidence a younger me might not have grasped. And, this really has helped me know where I want to go with new opportunities and adventures. It has helped me to share my story and encourage others to live their authentic stories.

I want to be aware and present, in both successes and failures, and be okay with the outcome. Standing in my truth helps me surround myself with family, and the right kind people, with whom I can give freely of myself, and they, in turn, can give freely to me. So, I stand alongside women whom I look up to, and who I know see me as an equal. I want to be honest and true. I want to be an adult who sees beauty in the small things, and stills believes in magic! I want to be an active participant in my life, to seek wonder and goodness in all things. My wish is that if I don’t know something, or am confused about where I fit in at a particular stage of life, that I have the strength to seek out change – to work towards a better way.

My goal is to not struggle aimlessly, but learn as I grow, for the entirety of my life. I believe in the power of fiercely loving and protecting my family. Family is everything to me. Finally, standing in my truth is about valuing myself as much as the people and relationships that I hold dear – and making life a bit better each day.

How does the Curve make you feel in your body?

The Curve jean is really tailored well for my hips. I gained wider hips after giving birth, and I love my new curves I now have. The stretch in these jeans is amazing because I can breathe! I can’t have any stiffness in my life when chasing around a toddler. And, the fit is such that this style can work for anyone, and it makes me feel confident that I can pull off any look.

What does it mean to you to Stand In Your Curves? 

Standing in my curves is just about strength. The last year, our son was in treatment for leukemia and there were days when I didn’t want to get out of bed…but we got up, we got dressed and we made all 60 procedures. It was about standing up, facing the day and for me, I feel my strongest as a woman and a mom when I feel comfortable in, and am loving, my outfit. Something as fun as fashion can make you feel better! 

How can we spread this message?
I think the best way we can spread a message of confidence and empowerment for each other as women is to lead by example. To show that you don’t have to be anyone other than yourself with your style – and there are fashionable products out there like the Curve jean that help you tap into that confidence. Pull those jeans up, have a kind heart and give your heart to everyone around you. 
What does the Open Letter to A Women’s Body mean to you?
I think it is important that a women, like myself, are confident and feel empowered to live authentically in their own bodies. I understand that my body now is just as beautiful and wholly me as it was in the past. Changes in me are a part of my life, my story as a woman. To understand and own that through my sense of style for my body is an amazing thing.