Updated: Nov 12, 2018
When I first saw Beth Fairchild share her Thriver Pose, you can see it on her page, I had so many thoughts and emotions flood my mind and my heart. My first thought was how absolutely magnificent she is. Words like, beautiful, strong and courageous come to mind to describe her but they aren’t adequate and don’t capture her essence, how fully present and brilliant she is. Everything that she is, everything that she shows up for, the way she moves through her life IS what real, super human will looks like.
For every Thriver Pose image shared with the hashtags #MoreforMBC Elilily & Co. will donate $100 up to 225K to Metastatic Breast Cancer advocacy partners.
Next, I think about all the big money being offered to healthy athletes and healthy actors and actresses to sponsor corporations, paid to wear their clothes and be in their ads. Really, I truly am not inspired by that. I love sports and movies, don’t misunderstand me, I just get heartsick over where the money goes and what we have decided as a society makes someone a valued role model or a valued super hero. One that we will spend hundreds and hundreds of thousands and millions on.
Meanwhile I’m over here dreaming of the day we see Beth Fairchild on the cover of a Wheaties Box or signing a big yoga contract or whatever it is she wants. I want real life superhero’s, warriors, warrioresses, real men and women making real impact in their world, signing the big contracts and representing their communities. That is far more inspiring to me. @wheatiescereal is there an organic option yet? @nikewomen @adidas @underarmour how about it?
You can also make your own donation at, For The Love Of Cups, 100% of funds raised HERE goes to metastatic breast cancer patients and research.
Photo of me, by the epic Nora Wendel in Bali