Overcoming Challenges and Promoting Body Positivity with Kara Richardson Whitely

Get ready to learn to show up, love yourself, and change your life one step at a time! In this episode of the Art of Badassery Podcast, Kara Richardson Whitely joins Jenn to share her inspirational journey of overcoming adversity, promoting body positivity, and founding The Gorgeous Agency. Kara is a renowned author, adventurer, and plus-size influencer who has dedicated her life to empowering individuals to embrace their bodies and create more inclusive spaces.

We also covered:

  • Changing Mindset: The conversation delves into Kara’s transformation, emphasizing self-love, respect, and appreciating her body for what it is.
  • Overcoming Personal Struggles: Kara opens up about her battle with binge eating disorder, its triggers, and how her quest to return to Kilimanjaro served as a turning point in her life.
  • Inclusivity in Various Industries: The importance of representing and welcoming all body types in sectors such as travel, fashion, and finance is discussed.
  • The Gorgeous Agency: Kara founded The Gorgeous Agency to help brands address weight stigma and create more welcoming environments for people of all sizes.

Kara’s story is one of resilience, personal growth, and a mission to challenge societal norms and promote body positivity. On top of being CEO of The Gorgeous Agency and a plus-size adventurer, influencer and advisor, Kara is the author of Gorge: My Journey Up Kilimanjaro at 300 Pounds, which is being made into a movie with This Is Us actress Chrissy Metz producing and starring as her. She is a contributor to Backpacker and Outside Business Journal. She has helped brands such as L.L. Bean, KEEN, Alaska Airlines and Discover Puerto Rico connect with plus-size audiences. She has presented for companies around the globe including Columbia Sportswear, Google, Pfizer, Smuckers Co. Uber, Dartmouth and Purdue. She has been featured in countless media outlets such as The New York Times, Good Morning America, The Today Show, She Explores and more. 

Connect with Kara:

Website: www.kararichardsonwhitely.com
The Gorgeous Agency: https://www.kararichardsonwhitely.com/advisor
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kararichardsonwhitely/
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kara-richardson-whitely-a891b58/

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