Get to know more about our Brand Ambassadors in our #Shapermintcrewlove Series. The Shapermint Crew is a diverse community of Shapermint ambassadors. They are our partners in shaping change in spreading body positivity. They are real women with a real passion for living our mission on both social media and IRL.
We had the pleasure of interviewing Barbara Lercara about her experience as one of Shapermint’s Brand Ambassadors. Keep reading to see the full interview below!
You’re one of our Brand Ambassadors, part of the Shapermint Crew! What inspired you to join the Crew?
Firstly, I am so honored to be part of the Shapermint Crew! I was inspired to join because I love the message that the company markets to women. They truly believe that all women are beautiful regardless of looks, shapes, and sizes! I love that they sell shapewear and other items not to hide who you are but to feel the most confident as yourself.
What do you enjoy most about being on the Crew?
The thing I really enjoy the most about being a part of the crew is inspiring other women to feel confident and sharing ways to do that.
How do you want to shape change with us?
I would love to shape change with Shapermint by promoting self-confidence to young girls. It is so important for young people especially to have a good body image and I think there is not a better way in today's world than doing it positively through the media.
How do you define body positivity?
To me, body positivity is not something that is black and white. It can sometimes be a struggle.
Body Positivity to me means being confident and proud of your body because it is an amazing machine & helps you do so much, so we have to treat it with love, kindness, and respect. - Barbara
Self-love is especially important. Do you have any particular rituals or routines that spark self-love?
Absolutely! Self-love and care are SO vital to anyone's life. I will do face masks on the weekend evenings, pour a glass of wine, and curl up with a good book! Another routine I have that helps me spark love for my body is boxing. I just love being able to go in there on a hectic day and punch the stress away! 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 absolutely love Sam Ozkural as an IG influencer as well as Katie Austin. They are real ladies who are just like you and me, and I love that they show us their lives and that it is OKAY to be human :)
How important has stocking up on basics been to you during the quarantine?
Stocking up on basics has been essential to me! Loungewear and sports bras are my go-to quarantine outfit! In all honesty, it is so important to still feel confident when you are working from home or having to be home, etc, and stocking up on basics makes you feel good and still cute!
What are your top tips for breaking out of a fashion/style rut?
I always find if I am in a style rut to try a new trend that has been online. Sometimes I will just wander the stores and see what pops to me. You know it when you see it!
What is your favorite Shapermint style? How do you like to style it?
My absolute favorite Shapermint style is the Empetua® Fresh Control Mid-Waist Shaper Bike Shorts. They are so comfy and super trendy. You can wear them with a cute blouse and sandals or a cute tee and tennis shoes! Or even a crop top, the possibilities are endless and they really define your waist.
Want to share anything else?
I am a military spouse, and a rescue fur mom! I have two cats Olive and Matilda and a dog, Bandit.
Where can our readers find you?
We love how Barbara passionately talked about body positivity and self-love! Do you also want to shape change with us? You can learn more about our program and perks by clicking this link right here.