I was a senior in high school, out to lunch with my girlfriends. In my head, they were all 5’7”, size 6, perfectly cute and cheerleaders (they actually were all cheerleaders). I, on the other hand, was 6’2”, size 14, non-cheerleader with a pretty face and a great personality. Between the chatter of prom dates and college plans, a woman caught my attention. Her presence took my breath away. She was wearing a simple black dress, high heeled stilettos and had beautiful blonde curly hair. She appeared to be 10 feet tall and she owned every inch. In that moment, I decided I wanted to be the kind of women who exuded that kind of confidence. A woman unashamed of taking up more room than she “should”. Little did I know that moment would set a fire in me to not only become a confident woman but also empower other women to live confidently.
I believe confident women can change the world and I believe in the transformative power of a great outfit. My mission as a stylist is to empower women and remind them their worth has nothing to do with their pant size. Imagine what we could accomplish if we focused half of our energy making the world a better place as we do worrying about losing weight.
As a stylist, I work with amazing women who compare themselves to the images they see in the media. I am often hired to direct photo shoots and I would do my best to convince my clients to use non-traditional models. Bottom line, if it’s not your company, you can’t make that call. Instead of staying frustrated, I took action. I partnered with a bold woman whose strengths compliment my weakness and we created BEAUXLD. We make the decisions and we are committed to using real women in our marketing. We will promote all the many ways women are beautiful.
I would love to find the tall woman from high school and thank her but since I can’t find her, I will be her. I will empower my clients to live confidently regardless of their pant size and I will use my platform at BEAUXLD to show real women are beautiful and worthy of the spotlight.
A portion of the profits from my Kam Necklace will go to empowering girls to be strong, smart, and bold through Girls, Inc. Visit www.GlamKam.com to learn more about Kam's work as a stylist