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Embrace Your Cake

Our Embrace Your Shape Project Exhibition is coming up in just under one month, and we are busy sharing the amazing stories of our models. This babe has been through it all to find her own voice, and she's not afraid to use it! Check out Ms. A's story and epic photoshoot.


"As a young child I remember the one thing I always got picked on for was my size. I weighed 100lbs in 3rd grade. Yes, that’s a lot for a third grader and my fellow classmates constantly reminded me of it. Since that realization of being the “big kid” my self-esteem stayed nonexistent. From 5th grade till junior year of high school I would go through phases of different eating disorders; not eating, binging, bulimia, orthorexia. Never enough to need medical help but enough to get me to a state of contentment about not eating or excessive working out. Senior year of high school my friend Jessica helped get me into weight training. Within 2 years of weight training & proper eating I lost 70lbs. That’s when I fell in love with my body- not when I lost the weight, but when I realized how strong I am and how my body does all of these amazing things for me everyday, the least I can do is take care of her and tell her she’s wonderful no matter the weight on the scale or the cellulite on my legs.

I participated in the project because I wanted to show off my body & show off how much confidence and self-love I have. It’s taken me a long time to get to this point and I’m so proud to finally be able to love myself and my body. I always joke to my friends and say my body type is “you can tell I workout but can also tell I don’t say no to cake.”

"I asked if I could bring a cake to my photoshoot for 2 reasons. 1 because I wanted to show people that it’s okay to eat cake and indulge. 2 food has always been my life & love language. Even when I was suffering from eating disorders I still loved food. And now I am in the top 5 pastry chefs of North Carolina. The adult smash cake is a celebration of how far I’ve come in my career & in my self love."

"Anyone who knows me knows I LOVE my butt. We constantly joke about how my butt has a bigger ego than me. I’ve always had athletic legs from playing sports & weight training & would love to emphasize that in these pictures.

I also want to portray how fun and radiant I am. I want my personali