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body positivity, empowerment, sexy -

Over the last few years I have been noticing a resurgence in the Body Positive Movement. I have been seeing fashion brands feature “plus size” models, even say an athletic company feature three different sized dancers all looking and feeling as though they were not the least bit afraid of being seen. I remember myself thinking in my twenties, that I would not be loved unless I was thinner. It was really more of a statement of “See, she lost weight and found her love.” I cut the image out of the newly slender celebrity and her new husband as...

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Business, entreprenuer, failure, success -

Failure is … a word that needs to be re-accepted. Failure needs to be embraced. I don't think failure should be strived for but I do believe that failure needs to be allowed as part of any process that is new. Failure = learning = growth. I remember a quote from a man I admire “If you’re not growing, you’re dying.” to put it bluntly. In designing our products, I have learned to build “failure” into any project process I am starting and allow time for it. This is also sometimes in direct conflict with another philosophy I live by...

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Baitd, design, industrial design, products -

I am a Designer. I am specifically an Industrial Designer, which in short means that I design products and experiences around those products. I get to use my skills to design within sexuality. It’s fun, I like it! It’s also stressful, and nerve racking. One thing I have noticed that so many designers speak a different language that other professionals. I tend to speak in terms of visual nuances and details, while the people around me speak of broad strokes and the macro idea of something. It’s daunting, but man do I love a challenge. In this series of posts,...

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Body Positive, Embrace, Netflix -

I recently watched a film called Embrace by Taryn Brumfitt, on Netflix. To not completely spoil it for you, it is a deep dive in the body issues and acceptance, exploring why and how 91% of women hate their bodies. The conversations in the film are deep, and painful and enlightening, and encouraging. I have witnessed my own body acceptance plunge after having a child, being barely be there before the baby and hovering currently in some sort of “well this is it” and wanting to focus my efforts and attention on aspects of health that I can control. It...

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Baitd, calendar, Event, Fashion, HER -

Due to some serendipitous comments on a local Seattle instagram post, we were invited to attend the second annual Her Spring Party! To give you a brief overview, Her is a social media app created specifically for the lesbian community. They do parties all over the country and I am excited to have Bait’D to participate in this year's party at Fred’s Wildlife Refuge on June 2nd. There is to be approximately 200-300 people in attendance and we will be there to show our designs in the fashion show with other local androgynous fashion designers, beer pong and giant jenga....

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