Meet Emily

Here to help you #BePrettyBrave

Emily, here! I love to inspire women to begin with radical self-acceptance. I was an internationally known model at sixteen different clothing sizes and Division 1 athlete, as well as a survivor of disordered eating, body dysmorphia, and multiple plastic surgeries. Now, I’m a writer, public speaker and friend hoarder.

In 2014, I started sensational fitness event, TOPLESS, a bras-on bellies-out radical self-acceptance fitness event. That year, I partnered with luxury lingerie brand, Cosabella, to launch their size-inclusive collection, Extended, opting to forgo the words, “Plus size,” for the first time ever in history. Together with my frollowers (friends not followers) we have spread the viral self-acceptance hashtags to hundreds of thousands on social media: #HealthyBellySelfie, which inspires women to take a selfie of their healthy belly and post it on social media, and #BePrettyBrave, inspiring women to radically accept themselves, just the way they are.

I have 100,000+ frollowers on social media and I’ve spoken in 4 countries to thousands of women, students + student-athletes and top executives about being your authentic self on social media and how to #BePrettyBrave. I’m a frequent guest on top-rated podcasts. Check them out here!

I live in a wild jungle by the sea, Coconut Grove, FL with my husband Matt, our rescue pup Spunky, and hundreds of stubborn local peacocks. Thanks for being such an inspiring part of my lifelong journey–you’re always there for me when I need you. I hope I make you feel as loved and supported as you do me. Cheers to hoping we get to meet in person one day! I’d love that.

XO Emily

Awards:

Top 100 World’s Most Influential Thought Leaders in Wellness – Mind Body Green

100 Women to Watch in Wellness Athleta

Top 12 Rockstar Yogis Leading the Body-Positive Movement – Mind Body Green

Top 4 Women Defying Stereotypes in Yoga – Women’s Health Magazine

The New “It” Retreat – Well + Good 

Visionaries – Ocean Drive Magazine

back to about

We’re allowed to change.

There’s been four version of Emily in my lifetime:

Young Emily,
Pretty Emily,
Brave Emily, and
Full Emily.

Each transition into a new version of myself was marked by incredibly impressionable events.

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Little Emily put a cereal bowl over her head and cut her hair. She wanted to look like her big brother–she didn’t know (or care) that pretty little girls were supposed to have long hair.

10 years old
Little Emily

At 10 years old, Little Emily became Pretty Emily when her friend locked her in the bathroom and said, “Let me weigh you.”

10 years old
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Little Emily becomes Pretty Emily

At 26, Pretty Emily became Brave Emily when she made it out of full body liposuction alive. She decided that there was so much more to live for than the constant worry about the small details of her Earth Suit.

26 years old
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Pretty Emily

At 30, Brave Emily had a breast explant and finished the Paris Marathon as a celebration of her natural Earth Suit, becoming Full Emily—the fullest, happiest, most radically self-accepting version of herself.

30 years old
Brave Emily

Mapping out my personal timeline as the many versions of Emily has allowed me to gather more understanding about certain times in my life. These distinctions have helped me find forgiveness and also a deep appreciation for the many kindnesses and selfless acts that went unthanked. (Thanks, Mom.) Have you ever thought about mapping out the different versions of yourself?

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Full Emily
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#BEPRETTYBRAVE! RADICALLY ACCEPT YOURSELF AS A MIRACLE JUST THE WAY YOU ARE.

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I cherish giving back to students and  student-athletes. Each year, I attend college and high school campuses to speak with student athletes about body confidence and the importance of fueling their Earth Suit properly. I also love to talk to students about authenticity and personal branding on social media.

Interested in having Emily come speak at your school? Apply here!

Giving Back

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I love to collaborate with innovate brands and showcase products and services I personally use and believe my followers need!

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Contact

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