The Shapermint Crew is a diverse community of Shapermint ambassadors. Meet Devon Bradford, one of our Shapermint Crew Brand Ambassadors. Read on to discover her routine that sparks self-love.
You’re one of our Brand Ambassadors, part of the Shapermint Crew! What inspired you to join the Crew?
It’s funny because before I was asked to join & I remember making a post about how I felt shapewear was so restricting! Fast-forward about a month later and I was in love with Shapermint & literally the MOST comfortable, yet structured shapewear I’d ever worn. Not only that, I was truly inspired by the mission of self-love & embracing our bodies as they are.
What do you enjoy most about being on the Crew?
I absolutely love that it’s not only reshaped my perception of body positivity but allowed me to connect with other women who also enjoy loving themselves freely, without having to conform to the world’s standards.
How do you want to shape change with us?
I’d love to see more women get out of their heads with negative self-talk and embrace self-love & care. Not only that but to diminish comparison. It’s kind of hard in the world we live in today with social media, however, knowing that what’s for you is for YOU and will happen for you in God’s timing helps.
How do you define body positivity?
For me, it’s all about loving who I am & what I stand for. No matter your size, race, or age! We’re all beautiful! Believe in you, because YOU got this, girl! - Devon
How does Shapermint help you celebrate your shape?
Celebration of my shape has filled me with more joy than I’d ever imagined. I’ve truly learned to appreciate how different I am & I love it. Flaws & all, every little jiggle, cellulite dimple, & roll :)
Self-love is especially important. Do you have any particular rituals or routines that spark self-love?
My rituals range from doing my nails, applying a face mask, taking a hot, bubbly bath, drinking a glass of wine while watching my favorite show, or hanging out with friends. I’ve also recently started back dancing to remain active & it’s filled me with more joy than I could have imagined!
We absolutely love the fact that you use social media as a liberating force to celebrate body positivity and other movers & shapers out there. Are there any women on social media who inspire you to be your best self?
I absolutely adore Viola Davis’ strength & class, Tabria Major’s beauty & youthful spirit, & Beyonće‘s everything because but of course, lol!
What is your favorite Shapermint essential? How do you like to style it?
My favorite item is the high-waisted shaper panty. It literally doesn’t move up my butt or give me a wedgie like other brands have in the past. Also, the Comfort Wireless Shaper Bra because I can throw it on with leggings and a cozy, cardigan while I work & I forget I have it on. It’s so comfy!
When was the last time you tried something new that you thought you couldn’t do? Can you share more?
I tried counseling with a therapist. I wanted to get a grasp on my mental health and I don’t regret it. Therapy is something that’s been frowned upon in the black community in the past, however, I feel so many of us need it and can deeply benefit from talking to someone about past traumas & healing from the inside out.
Looking in front of the mirror, what would want to tell yourself?
To continue fighting for what your heart deserves and know that no matter what, everything will come full circle. Not all days will be good or easy, but remain grateful and try to find at least a few positives on all days<3
Where can our readers connect with you?
Instagram & TikTok: @diamondev27
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