Today I’m taking Ainsley out of school to launch TGR Body at an International Women’s Conference in Denver. Tomorrow too.
We launched online last month, which is honestly somewhat anti-climatic. You rush and fret and boom – you’re live and nothing really outwardly changes in your day-to-day life.
But, at the conference, we will get to see real women try our products, spray them, smell them, try them and react to them. In a lot of ways, this is much more exciting. We get to practice our sales skills and Ainsley is just dying to make change from the cash box.
We have high school standards in this house, but I prefer her to have this kind of Real Life educational experience for a few days, even if she has to miss school.
We’re lucky because we’re bringing my Posse. Two of my very dear friends are accompanying us on this conference and one of them is also checking her daughter out of school for this Real Life experience. Because, come on – it’s not everyday a close family friend launches a skincare company that’s going to turn the beauty industry on its ass by saying, “I hate the messages you have for our daughters about beauty, so I’ve created something better! Something that acknowledges that girls’ bodies are more than clothes hangers and props for whatever you’re selling. Something that acknowledges that what we believe about our bodies impacts how we feel about them. Something that acknowledges that girls possess inherent beauty as their feminine birthright and beauty should be fun and experimental and creative and not this absurd, pressured, media-driven psychosis of gentrification of the female form, that it’s morphed into! Something that has bold feminine imagery that’s worthy of seeing one’s self in, signifying that this is the dawn of a new paradigm for girls – because it is.”
Yes, this is something our daughters must not only witness, but actively participate in.
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