Here to help you #BePrettyBrave
Emily Nolan is a hugely popular spokesperson for radical self-acceptance. A former model and Division 1 athlete who struggled with disordered eating and body dysmorphia, she regularly shares her story and message via her award-winning blog, EmilyNolan.com, and across multiple social media platforms, where she has over 100,000 combined followers. A seasoned yogi, she’s the founder of Topless Yoga, an international bras-on, bellies-out radical self-acceptance event. She’s been recognized as one of the “Most Influential Thought Leaders in Wellness” and named one of the “Rockstar Yogis Leading the Body-Positive Movement.” She’s been featured in Elle, Elle Canada, Cosmopolitan, ESPNw, Ocean Drive Magazine, Popsugar, Seventeen, Women’s Health, and Yoga Journal, among many other places, and has appeared on the Today Show. In 2015, she partnered with Global luxury lingerie brand Cosabella to develop and launch an “Extended” collection, the first inclusive line of undergarments to forgo the term “Plus-Size.” She holds a BA in Entrepreneurship and Business Development and Leadership Studies from the University of North Carolina Wilmington and a Masters Certificate in Plant Based Nutrition from Cornell. She lives in Coconut Grove, FL with her husband, Matt, son Oliver, and rescue dog, Spunky.
We’re allowed to change.
There’s been four version of Emily in my lifetime:
Brave Emily, and
Each transition into a new version of myself was marked by incredibly impressionable events.
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.
At 10 years old, Little Emily became Pretty Emily when her friend locked her in the bathroom and said, “Let me weigh you.”
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.
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.
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?
Move every day and remind yourself that your Earth Suit’s purpose is to provide a physical experience for you, it’s not to be a beauty equation.
LISTEN: EMILY ON PODCASTS
Emily has had the honor of speaking with some amazing people on their podcasts! Listen to them all >>
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!
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Work with Emily
I love to collaborate with innovate brands and showcase products and services I personally use and believe my followers need!
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