Self love, body acceptance, and giving yourself permission:
A chat with Raw Beauty Talks Founder Erin Treloar
Erin shares how magazine culture affected her perception her body, how it ultimately led her to hospitalization for her eating disorder, and eventually her road to recovery. We chat about how body shape and appearance do not equate to value, but how women so often still look for ways to control their bodies through food. She shares how she coaches women to identify their relationship with food, to look at food as an experience and not as a way to satisfy deeper emotional cravings.
We chat about the many and varied coping mechanisms we are all using during COVID-19, and how there is no “right” way to do it. From beauty regimes and workouts to colour-coded school charts and all the screen time, everyone is handling things different, and that’s okay. As long as we are taking time to fill our buckets and do what we need to do to make sure we are okay.
That same lesson goes for ANY day in life, global pandemic or not. Whether you stay at home with your kids, work from home, or go to work every single day, everyone’s journey and choices are different. We talk about the loss of identity that moms can experience, and how we can work to reconnect with ourselves and as for what we need. To stop waiting for permission to do the things that light us up. To ask for the space and support you need.
I loved this chat so much, and there are SO many incredible nuggets of wisdom. Enjoy.
Erin’s greatest passion is helping girls and women learn to live from a place of self love. She launched Raw Beauty Talks in 2014 with an interview series featuring over 200 women without make-up, photo editing or filters that ignited a conversation surrounding beauty, confidence and self love. In 2014, she founded Raw Beauty Talks Society to support programs raising self esteem in youth. Erin is a Founding Partner of Free To Be Talks, a media literacy program for youth in grade 6-8 and currently sits on the board as a Founding Advisory Board member. She is also a board member of the YWCA Culture Shift Project.
In 2017, Erin completed her health coach training through the Health Coach Institute. She released two programs designed to help women become the healthiest, happiest & most confident version of themselves. Her work has been featured in publications including Elle magazine, the LA Times and Marie Claire amongst others. She is a public speaker on the topics of beauty, confidence and self love and a frequent contributor to Huffington Post, being named as one of HuffPo Canada’s Top 50 Bloggers.