The Shapermint Crew is a diverse community of Shapermint ambassadors. We’ve had the pleasure to interview one of our #ShapermintCrewLove Series Shapermint Crew Brand Ambassadors, Desiree’ Williams. Read to discover why she wants to shape change with us.
You’re one of our Brand Ambassadors, part of the Shapermint Crew! What inspired you to join the Crew?
Joining the Shapermint Crew came at the perfect time in my life. At the age of 35, I have never felt more confident and more in love with my body. I love what Shapermint stands for, so it’s easy to join a brand that encourages body positivity when you too are striving to live your best life and be your best self, in your best body.
What do you enjoy most about being on the Crew?
Discovering a new community of empowered women! As women, it’s easy to get caught up in our everyday roles and responsibilities that we lose sight of who we are. We end up not taking care of ourselves, lose our motivation, and don’t embrace our own bodies. It’s nice to have a group of strong, passionate, and uplifting women around you. Even if I don’t know them personally, I’m forever surrounded by encouragement and motivation!
How do you want to shape change with us?
I want to be able to help Shapermint build a stronger community of body-positive women. Help women embrace and enhance the body they’re in today. I don’t have the perfect body, but I am just getting myself to rock a cropped top and feel good about it! I stand true to who I am, and I want to use my platform to influence others to love themselves and gain the same confidence I’ve developed within myself.
How do you define body positivity?
Understanding that your body today is the perfect body! Love on every dimple, curve, freckle, wrinkle, and mark. The imperfections are what make you beautiful. They’re what make you, you! Being body positive is never striving to be perfect, but striving to do what makes you feel and look good.
How does Shapermint help you celebrate your shape?
I have a petite, curvy frame and though I may not have the flattest mid-section, my Shapermint staples help enhance my assets, boost my confidence, and makes those body-con dresses I love so much look oh-so-good! I feel confident and comfortable in all my pieces.
Self-love is especially important. Do you have any particular rituals or routines that spark self-love?
Prayer, affirmations, therapy, and rest! I pray and speak positivity over myself daily - I have to in order to feel encouraged and empowered. As an entrepreneur, my days are longer than most, so I rest when I’m tired. To gather my thoughts and practice self-care, I speak to my therapist. I say all of this because if I’m not in a good space mentally, physically, emotionally, and spiritually, I won’t feel good enough to love myself; and self-love starts within.
We absolutely love the fact that you use social media as a liberating force to celebrate body positivity and other movers & shapers out there. Are there any women on social media who inspire you to be your best self?
I’m always inspired by the beautiful, strong women on my timeline. There are so many I could name, but I have to first say ‘Auntie Tab’, Tabitha Brown (@iamtabithabrown). She brightens my day with her smile, energy, and encouraging words. I just love her! I also enjoy Demetria Obilor (@demetriaobilor) for her ability to continue embracing her curves even when others are offended by her body type. She’s authentic and confident. I’d also say, Leah the Creative (@leahthecreative) for her ability to step outside the box, express her creativity through fashion, and stay true to herself. Her confidence and style are inspiring.
What is your favorite Shapermint essential? How do you like to style it?
It’s definitely the High-Waisted Shaper Shorts! I enjoy that the shorts smooth my body out to give an extra boost of confidence under my clothes, I can easily use the restroom (LOL), and they can act as a slip or liner for those pieces that may be a bit sheer. The High-Waisted Shaper Boyshort is great for those mini skirt/dress days, and you can’t forget the High-Waisted Shaper Panty, as they’re great for everyday wear! As fall approaches, I wear a ton of oversized sweaters and cardigans, and the Cami is the perfect layering piece.
When was the last time you tried something new that you thought you couldn’t do? Can you share more?
Start a business!! Last year I started my business, Blossoms at Home, providing in-home and styling services. I knew I had to do it, but I was also scared I didn’t have time. I’m a mother and full-time healthcare professional. Where oh where was I going to find time to do all of that and see clients? Well, we’re officially 1 year old (13 months to be exact) and I’m doing it! That’s why brands like Shapermint and communities of strong and uplifting women are necessary. Without confidence in myself, motivation from others, and the expressions of gratitude from my clients and peers, I wouldn’t have been able to push myself. People are rooting for me, people need me….I need me! I’ve learned to never say never and always do things afraid. The outcome is so worth it!
Looking in front of the mirror, what would you want to tell yourself?
“There’s only one you - take care of her; love on her! I am perfect just as I am, I am confident, I am strong, I am unique, my body is perfect, I am amazing, I am worthy, I am a winner. I will rest when I need to, but I won’t quit. I can do this!!”
Where can our readers connect with you?
You can find me on Instagram @flowergirl_87 sharing fashion content, life hacks, and design & organization inspiration.
You can also visit my website, www.blossomsathome.com, to continue feeling inspired and learn more about the home and fashion services I offer.Join us in our mission to spread love and inspiration. Click this link to become a part of our Crew.