From Cher concerts to drag brunches, blogging events, and volunteering, I feel like I’ve been running around like a crazy person for the past few weeks. I was reflecting on these events and activities the other day and while they’re all very different, they all have one thing in common — I walked away feeling empowered, body positive, and overall happier afterwards. In today’s day and age, I feel like it’s more important than ever to feel confident and empowered, so I wanted to share a roundup of some of the things that made me feel that way that you can experience them yourself!
PS. this is the outfit I wore to see Cher!
- Burlesque Show at SAX – the things that the human body can do amaze me sometimes and you will definitely be amazed at SAX. One of the best things about burlesque is that is celebrates every body shape and size, it hones in on the fact that you don’t have to have abs or voluminous curves to be sexy, that you’re sexy as you are and that’s hella empowering. The dancers at SAX are not only extremely talented, but they are insanely strong and their routines show off how many amazing things our bodies are capable of. Plus, the decor and ambiance will make you feel like a ~*fancy lady*~ and gives you an excuse to dress up so it’s a win-win overall
- Girl Power Concert – I recently saw Cher at the MGM with my mom and wowza does that woman have some female power anthems! (And a killer costume wardrobe.) While I realize attending a Cher concert isn’t something you can do at any time, seek out a local female artist who pens songs that inspire you or celebrate women independence. Invite your mom, sister, cousin, best friend – whoever -, to a show and enjoy bonding over all the girl power songs with your fellow concert mates
- Attend A Charity Event – giving back feels good, and attending a fun event for a charitable cause is even better. While I was lucky enough to attend Fashion For Paws on behalf of Mosaic District and Undeniable Boutique, there are plenty of other fun events out that there that don’t have a gala price tag. I’m attending Pints & Puppies in a few weekends benefiting dog rescue organizations and (shameless plug) I’m walking in the Strong Women In Fashion Show on May 4th which benefits Suited for Change. There are also plenty of workout classes that benefit local charities and you don’t have to look too hard to find a trivia night that donates proceeds to a cause
- Drag Brunch – you probably think I’m crazy for including this in here, but the recent drag brunch at Godfrey’s in Richmond that I went to was so much freaking fun. My friend and I took my bestie to the brunch as a birthday surprise, assuming we’d have some laughs and probably drink too many mimosas, but none of us expected the insane body positivity and self love that was celebrated at the show! The Queens were such an inspiration to love yourself for who you are and my face hurt from laughing and smiling so much. If you don’t want to make the trip to Richmond, catch a show at Nellie’s or Perry’s. I guarantee that you’ll leave in the best (tipsy) mood ever!