I love the ESPN Mag Body Issue for its display of such positive, in-your-face- exposure that highlights the unique beauty of Athletic bodies. There are so many "ideals" when it comes to what is deemed the "perfect" body type. So what is perfect anyways?
Perfect by way of adjective definition #2 means: Absolute- Complete.
I love using the word complete to connect what the idea of perfection in the form of a woman's body really means. Body perfection in it's healthiest sense, is merely the product of a woman who has learned to love and own all that she is from inside and out. Completely. She wears it with pride and appreciates her uniqueness. Completely. It takes a lot of courage and connection to connect with your truest self and get into a state of "this is who I am, and I love EVERY inch of me."
The journey towards reaching a state of complete love and acceptance within can take time and patience but every woman deserves to feel the elevated state of beauty that comes from owning all that they are. Completely.
Every single one of the badass athletes displayed in the images above I've had the pleasure of working with in my career. Some are also close friends of mine. What I can say about ALL of them is they are mentally strong, empowered women who are not only stunning on the outside but who own their uniqueness and appreciate what they feel makes them beautiful. They inspire me tremendously.
Own your "YOUNESS"- it's the best perfection filter that will ever exist.