On episode 11 of Taking the Middle Seat, I talk to Bri Luginbill. She is a photographer and body positivity activist. She struggled with body image issues for many years but has turned her struggle into beauty and social change. She is passionate about helping others do the same. I especially loved all of Bri's resources she talked about and I can't wait for you to connect with her too!
Bri's organization, Better Body Image Conference, is doing incredible work. Check it out!
Her next awesome event is an encore screening of The Illusionists on June 13, 2018. Event details and tickets are here. Even the movie trailer is powerful!
She's also an INCREDIBLE photographer at The People Picture Company.
Bri mentions Beckwith-Wiedemann Syndrome. You can read more about it on the BWS Children’s Foundation International website.
You can see Bri in action here talking about her Go Boldly, Love Your Body campaign that she did in 2014.
Connie Flachs is Bri's partner in this activism. You can connect with her here or on Instagram.
Bri talked about the Straight Curve Film. It looks so cool! You can see a preview here.
Bri truly is a fount of resources! She mentioned so many cool organizations. Here are the links:
Michigan Eating Disorders Alliance
A Beautiful Me - a body positive program for girls.
YWCA summer programs, Activism Academy and Becoming a Girl Boss
Jenna Kutcher - business owner and online influencer. Follow the link to read about how she walks confidently in her skin next to her very typically-gorgeous husband.
Jessica Honegger (She founded Noonday Collection and talks openly about the myth of thigh gap. She's clearly awesome.)
In favorite things time, we talk about The Turquoise Table. I'd paint my table this color.
Bri also roasts her own coffee beans in a Whirly Pop. She's a total girl boss, you guys. I found a how-to article here if you want to jump on in and roast some beans.
Bri loves thrift store shopping so that means we need to listen to Macklemore's Thrift Shop. We just have to.
I think that does it! Go look in the mirror and love the heck out of what you see! I just tried on this swimsuit at the mall (normally not a swimsuit tryer on-er because of the bad lighting, bad angles, bad attitude etc.) and loved it! I did not purchase because I just don't need it right now but I truly let myself just feel beautiful. No except for's or if only's. Just beautiful as I am. Felt pretty damn good. So go fearlessly and freely into the summer. I'll be back soon to take the middle seat.