Beauti: The Kira Interview

“There is a difference between getting what you want and knowing what you’re worth. And I discovered that I was worth getting what I want without being abused.” Kira shares the great lengths the human spirit will go to in order to experience a sense of belonging.

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Sarah Stevens
Beauti: The Kit Interview

Dr. Kit is a force for good in her community, and exudes a sense of purpose about her life in the most beautiful way. Dr. Kit's traumatic experiences do not define her, but have instead shaped her in a way that makes her able to lend hope and healing to other women.

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Sarah Stevens
Beauti: The Sarah Interview

There is nothing more inspiring than a woman who challenges the expectations set in front of her and this woman … Sarah has all the inspiration we need to remember what we are made of when our life requires resilience.

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Sarah Stevens
Beauti: The Stephanie Interview

In this interview, Stephanie talks about belonging, about the ways she searched for healing outside of her and about how much power she’s found having arrived at a place that gives her permission to love herself.

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Sarah Stevens
Beauti: The Mikhayla Interview

Surprise! A bonus episode with Mikhayla Hughes-Shaw, Miss Iowa 2018. Mikhayla opened up about growing up in a body that she felt she needed to hide, about her decision to believe that she had more to offer the world than her body, about her commitment to helping other women know the same thing. Find out more about Mikhayla and her platform - How About Hope - at her website. www.mikhaylahughesshaw.com. Enjoy this special episode and be sure to subscribe to the podcast before the January 24th release of season two - the Season of Survivors.

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Sarah Stevens
Beauti: The Sarah Interview

In this episode, the Founder of the Beautifull Project tells her body story. She shares her earliest memories about being a little kid in a fat body, about a lifetime of disordered eating and body dysmorphia, about finding freedom in a chorus of courage that refuses to shrink in order to fit. This episode is the final episode in Season One: Taking Up Space, and she discusses the plans for Season Two: The Season of Survivors. You don't want to miss this one.

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Sarah Stevens
Beauti: The Ann Interview

In this episode, we sat down with Ann, a woman who struggled to find her truth, but now speaks with a voice so clear and articulate that it's hard to hear anything but wisdom in her story. We made space in this interview for her story of living in a thin body. She laid out some great structure for the connection between weight and health, making way for a new understanding... one that is defined by the way our body FUNCTIONS as opposed to the way our bodies appear. We also talked about roller derby and burlesque and how we can only find our body by literally FINDING OUR BODY. She's a courageous genius, this one.

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Sarah Stevens
Beauti: The Nicole Interview

In this episode, we make space for Nicole, an entrepreneur, an artist, a light to the people who are privileged enough to be near her. She helps us understand her experience as a child caught between her feuding parents. She sheds some light on the way access to food influences our relationship with food. She wants all of us to understand that fat is something she has, not something she is. This woman, and her words, are a gift.

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Sarah Stevens
Beauti: The Teri Interview

In this episode, we sit down with Teri, a woman who weaves truth and humor together into a story that invites the audience to lean in. She survived an abusive childhood, an experience that she’s allowed to galvanize her into a force that unapologetically takes up space in the world.

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Sarah Stevens
Beauti: The Kim Interview

In this episode, Kim talks about her own body story, one marked by her experience as an adopted child in a family with whom she shared no physical characteristics. Kim talks about searching for her people for the ones to whom she could belong and she ultimately channeled this sense of disconnection in a way that propelled her to discover the healing power of touch. As a massage therapist and body worker, Kim offers compassionate touch to her clients, accessing their healing by way of her own.

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Sarah Stevens
Beauti: The Tiffany Interview

In this episode, Tiffany talks about surviving sexual assault and other forms of violence. She also references suicidal ideations and other substantial impacts of trauma. If any of these topics could be harmful or triggering to you, please exercise caution if you choose to listen.

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Sarah Stevens
Beauti: The Jenna Interview

In this episode, we talk with Jenna. Jenna is a woman with a story about awakening. She gently weaves her narrative through a childhood marked a body that was too much, around an adolescence tightly wrapped up by insecurity, and then directly toward a place of healing and transformation. She talks about starving and binging and obsession over every ounce of food that passed her lips.

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Sarah Stevens
Beauti: The Ashley Interview

In this episode, we sat down with Ashley - a wife, a mama, a woman who has spent most of her life compensating for feeling like she was taking up too much space in the world. We talked about people pleasing and the inevitable loss of self that comes with hustling for acceptance. We talked about unpacking our own pain to be present to our daughters. We talked about pain and loss, courage and joy.

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Sarah Stevens