In a war of you versus your body, you are never ever gonna win. Here’s why: Because you’re fighting against your friend not your enemy. And you’re fighting about shit that simply does not matter even though Instagram and magazine covers and society in general sometimes says that it does (it doesn’t). Jiggle doesn’t matter. Neither do dimples. Doesn’t matter if your bum is big and round or little and flat or any where in between. Boobs? Doesn’t matter at all if they’re big, little, lopsided, droopy, perky. They’re just boobs. Big hips? Cool! No hips? Also cool! Cellulite? Who cares?! Broad shoulders? Nice! It doesn’t matter if your stomach folds or if it’s busting with ab muscles. Doesn’t matter if your nose is little or bumpy or big. Thin lips are just as great as plump lips. Muscular quads are just as acceptable as skinny legs. So this war isn’t one you can win. Try as you might, fight as hard as you want, sling all the mud possible, shout all the names, and your body will still show up for you. A vessel that’s here for you—your ally—no matter how hard you try to put it down. So we recommend calling a truce. It’ll save you a lot of agony. Trust us. And your body is just waiting to be pals again and to do cool shit together until the end of time.
Mountains and trees, tents and sunsets, rain and ridge lines, and long hair in the breeze. A few of our favourite things in our Adventure Leggings pattern. We worked with @bewildher to bring these high-waisted, recycled plastic, super rad leggings to life in order to fund our free camps for teenage girls in the wild. To every woman and girl out there strutting your stuff in a pair: Thank you! You made it possible for us to helicopter 8 girls into the alpine with 4 mentors for one week all expenses paid this August. You never met leggings that did so much good. ❤️
We are all out there doing all of the things all of the time because, heck, it’s a really busy world and a really busy life. And the buzz word for our own personal Eden is finding the elusive “balance”. Cue mystery music here. Can it be done?! “Balance is a tricky word,” says Syl (@syleh_yoga). She’s a yoga instructor and occupational therapist and a big believer in correcting imbalances to move through life harmoniously. We reached out to her to learn more about balance. What is it? Is it achievable? Where do we start? Syl put her heart into today’s blog post. “It’s textbook-y” she admits but the value of the education is important. Hugely. She also included a fun little exercise that’ll help you map out your mayhem, identify imbalances, and work your way to balance (ish). Thank you, Syl!! You’re so damn smart and, well, that balance is spot on! 👌🏻
We sent an email to @petzl_official and said we were taking a buncha teenage girls into the alpine for a week to show them that they are, in fact, limitless through an adventure-based curriculum that would include a day of climbing. Oh, and by the way, we have no climbing gear. Can you help? Three weeks later a big ol’ box showed up at the post office with helmets, harnesses, ATC devices, chalk, chalk bags, and carabiners. And just like that a barrier to climbing outdoors is gone. And in just 8 weeks we’ll introduce 8 amazing young girls to what it feels like to send a slice of granite in paradise. And it will be life changing. Thank you, Petzl. This is the kinda gift you can’t put value to, because it’s value is exponential. ♥️
Wearing swimsuits became a thing who knows when that was hard for a lot of girls and women. So much has been rolled into the whole “bikini body” hype that women and girl everywhere are literally sweating about putting on Lycra when Spring shifts to Summer. Wondering if we have the kinda bodies deserving of frolicking in waves and cannonballing in pools. News flash: we do. All of us. At all sizes and shapes with all the dimples and scars and freckles and moles and hairs and nubbins and jiggle and wiggle. Born to wear Lycra, baby. So, we’re looking for a swimsuit sponsor to donate suits for our girls and mentors at our free confidence camp this summer. For a big ol’ swim in an alpine lake that washes away the old story we have about swimsuits and makes way for a new one: that we’re all worthy of wearing whatever the heck we want and making waves. Bam! If you know a swimsuit co with solid values, sustainable manufacturing, and a penchant for helping girls rise, we’d love love love to talk to them! ❤️⚡️ Regardless: we’re gonna splashing in Lycra. There’s no stopping us!