Our #Shapermintcrewlove series continues and this time, we had the pleasure of interviewing Shekila Cole. Get to know more about Shekila and find out what she loves about being one of our Shapermint Crew Brand Ambassadors.
You’re one of our Brand Ambassadors, part of the Shapermint Crew! What inspired you to join the Crew?
I joined the Shapermint Crew because I honestly love what this brand stands for and its values. I wanted to be a part of their body positivity movement.
What do you enjoy most about being on the Crew?
Being able to spread the word about Shapermint, advocating self-care and body positivity, and the camaraderie of the other members of the crew. The extra perks are always good too.
How do you want to shape change with us?
I hope to inspire women to feel comfortable in their own bodies by posting affirmations, motivational quotes, suggesting self-care and self-love ideas, recommending great Shapermint products, encouraging women to focus on their wellness and mental health using my social media platform.
How do you define body positivity?
Body positivity means loving your body image regardless of how society and pop culture defines attractiveness or what someone says about you. - Shekila
Self-love is especially important. Do you have any particular rituals or routines that spark self-love?
Yes, I like to start the night out by lighting a candle. I give myself a good face wash, find a quiet place to meditate even if it's for 3 minutes, and then go grab myself my favorite snack and drink, read through some positive affirmations, and then write down things that I love about myself or my goals for the week.
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?
Of course, I'm a huge fan of Oprah, Dr. Nina (@beautifulbrwnbabydol), and believe it or not, my friends. My circle of friends inspires me to be my best self.
How important has stocking up on basics been to you during the quarantine?
It's been ESSENTIAL to stock up on basics during the quarantine. The foundations you choose will dramatically affect the way you look in clothing so it's imperative to stock up.
What are your top tips for breaking out of a fashion/style rut?
I would say the only thing you need to wear well is your confidence. Once you have that, everything else falls in place.
What is your favorite Shapermint style? How do you like to style it?
I like the Empetua All day Everyday High Waisted Shaper Shorts. I literally can wear this with everything. I especially like to wear it under dresses and skirts.
Want to share anything else?
I would like to end with this inspiring quote: "No one is you & that's your superpower".
Let our readers know where to find you:
You can find me on Instagram and Facebook at @thatcoleaffect
Posting affirmations and motivational quotes through social media platforms can go a long way. Sometimes, it’s the small things that make a huge difference. We’re happy to partner with Shekila in shaping change.
Join us in inspiring more women. Click this link to become a part of our Crew.