The story behind why I chose to make and sell these candles is one im sure many women have gone through. Just over 8 months ago I gave birth to my first child, my son Archie. When I fell pregnant and when I gave birth my body changed, a lot, I didn’t look like those pretty Instagram girls- you know the ones- the Instagram influencers who look perfect after having their babies, they seemed to “bounce back” straight away, and…. well… I didn’t. I thought there was something wrong with me, why didn’t I look like that? What had I done wrong? Why was my body so big and flubbery when theirs looked so good? I started to hate myself and constantly put myself down, i forgot about the fact that not every body type is the same, I forgot about the fact that these women a known for being fit and going to the gym and for being skinny, that’s literally their “brand”. That’s when I saw these candles on my For You Page on TIKTOK (I spend a lot of my time on this app as I get most of my customers from there), they were of bigger bodies that looked like mine, and I even saw ones with scars- a c section scar was the one that caught my eye as I now had one of those scars to match the stretch marks, and I know it sounds like such a silly thing to help me embrace my body but my gosh did it, to see myself being represented in a way that I had never seen before. I finally felt like people were finally starting to accept people of different shapes and sizes. And that’s why I wanted to make them myself in my business, to help spread awareness and acceptance of other body shapes too. To help other people who may have been like me and thought the worst of themselves all because they didn’t look the way society made it seem like we should. I get people ask me all the time why I went from selling lashes and makeup products to adding candles to my store and this was why, I wanted to sell things that not only meant something to me but to other women out there too. I wanted to make a difference in peoples lives, and if these little candles can do that then why not?
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