What’s Wrong With Being (Body) Confident?

What’s Wrong With Being (Body) Confident?

by: April Hooper

Ditch the Clique is ALL about confidence. And for women, BODY confidence is everything! Whether at events or on our social platforms, here at Ditch the Clique we work to remind every woman that her size and appearance have not hold over living the life she dreams!

Our SheEO Rachel K. Grim is fearless and honest with this message. Even as things change, she doesn’t let that stop her from being confident in her own skin! In this way (and SO MANY others) Rachel empowers the Ditch the Clique COMMUNITY and ALL the women around her to live confidently! And GIRL, The BodCon thinks so, too! To recognize body confident women and small businesses like Ditch the Clique, the BodCon created the Impact Grant. This grant allows one impactful person to further build their brand while spreading body confidence and self love to even more people! Because of Rachel’s dedication to inspiring women of all ages, races, sizes, and careers, Ditch the Clique is one of the six finalists shortlisted to win alongside the other nominees who also do great work in creating safe communities that breaking stereotypes.

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I’m THANKFUL for COMMUNITY…

I’m THANKFUL for COMMUNITY…

Despite the CRAZINESS 2020 has thrown EVERYONE, when I reflect on 2020 I honestly can’t be anything but thankful. OF COURSE I’m NOT thankful for COVID and other tragedies plaguing our world, but as I’ve mentioned MANY times before…I’m eternally grateful for the growth 2020 has brought both me AND Ditch the Clique.

Narrowing down that thankfulness is hard though! From financial security to my family and friends remaining relatively healthy throughout the pandemic, I have SO much to be thankful for. However, I think the cherry on top of my gratitude is definitely having access to an empowering and inspiring COMMUNITY! I mean, my community is who keeps me going in times (and YEARS) like 2020!

I’ve been blessed to have an incredible community of women surrounding me most of my life but this year….this COMMUNITY is different….

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ALL About DTC in PA!

ALL About DTC in PA!

If you’ve followed here for any amount of time, you likely know that my passion to inspire and empower women has grown from a fashion focus to a focus on women of ALL ages, races, sizes, and careers.

Honestly, this transition has been a journey (literally YEARS in the making), and at times I’ve wondered “is this all the further I’ll go…”

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I’ve decided to go gray…

I’ve decided to go gray…

I vividly remember the moment I found my first gray hair…I had just turned 21, I was living and working in London, and I was DEVASTATED!

GIRL, I know it sounds extra BUT I am not exaggerating when I tell you I cried A LOT when I found that first gray hair. You see, I was TERRIFIED at the idea of getting “old” and for a LONG time, I had NO idea why.

But then I realized…

I’ve grown up in a society that praises “young” and fears old!

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