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Meet Kerri

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

To be proud, to be strong and hold my head high in who I am and how I’m shaped. 

Her Story

True love does exist. Kerri and her husband were only married a year and a half, and they were truly a match made in heaven. Soul mates. “It was a wonderful love story – one better than I could have ever imagined,” she shares. Six years ago, he lost his life to a cancerous brain tumor, a day after his 58th birthday. That year and a half was the hardest time of her entire life– and the best time of her entire life. And, she is forever changed by knowing him – and loving him.

…and she walks on.

Standing in the truth of who she really is keeps her moving forward…“I have always been a curvy girl,” Kerri shares. YES, she has curves — she’s a WOMAN! And at age 55, she finally feels empowered to become more comfortable with who she is —“With aging comes a sense of freedom,” she says. The freedom in knowing that we no longer have to worry about achieving perfection, because there is no such thing as perfect. And, it’s her girlfriends who lift her up. Who love her for who she is. Kerri encourages us all to follow the uniqueness that is each one of us – for us to follow our hearts – to find out what makes us tick. Kerri believes there is a reason for why you truly love what you love. “We are each just a piece in the puzzle, and we must place our pieces where they are meant to fit, because if we don’t, someone else won’t be able to place theirs.” And this is how we rise together.

With this mantra in mind (and after selling other jewelry lines for many years – while also working as a Neonatal Intensive Care nurse for 28 years), she and her friend are truly standing in their truth and are committing passionately to starting their very own jewelry business. They have chosen the name, 356 (which represents their favorite bible passages), with the tagline – Turquoise, leather and grace. Kerri wants to design pieces that she loves, that she hopes will resonate and connect with others. She knows that now is the time to stand in her authenticity, her creativity and her uniqueness – because if not now, when?

Her Wise Words

This life is hard and it’s much bigger than our outward appearances. If we can help other women not feel insecure of their outward appearance, and embrace their beauty, that is huge. By coming together in an online Heartfelt group of  Women supporting Women, and wearing my Laurie Felt jeans, I’m reminded of what I am a part of — and I think it helps keep me stronger. 

How does the Curve make you feel in your body?

I would say the Curve jean makes me feel comfortable in my body. It’s not tight, it fits me perfectly, and I can move like I want my body to move. 

What does an Open Letter to a Woman’s Body mean to you?

I would have to say our bodies are created uniquely and individually. Curves are part of a woman’s body. I think because society pushes this perfect slender body on all of us, it makes it hard as we mature to embrace our curves. We diet, workout, and wear shape wear to try and fix the problem. If we could just love our curves, and embrace what a woman is supposed to look like, it would take away a huge fight.

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

This life is hard, and it’s much bigger than our outward appearances. If we can help other women not feel insecure of that outward appearance, and embrace their beauty, that is huge. By coming together in an online Heartfelt group of Women supporting Women, and wearing my Laurie Felt jeans,  reminds me of what I am a part of, and I think it helps keep me stronger.

Create that which wouldn’t have happened anyway,” said Ricki.