Meet Pepper: Helping Women Embrace Their Bodies
I personally have huge boobs, and to be honest with you sometimes I wanna chop them off and when I ever express this, a lot of people look at me with this HOW COULD YOU FACE.
It took years for me to accept my boobs, for their size and the gift they are. A few years ago I realized that just like I felt insecure about my boob size, the same happens to so many other women out there and it’s totally normal to feel like this, it should be totally normal to talk about openly.
When Pepper reached out to me about a collaboration I have to admit I was ridiculously excited. I had already heard about the startup and was impressed with their vision and how much they supported body positive movement.
I had the pleasure of virtually having Jaclyn over for tea time and picking her brain on all things Pepper and so much more.
What was the idea behind Pepper?
Pepper was first inspired by my own experience growing up and noticing I didn’t look like the women I saw on TV. There were these unattainable beauty standards that I was never going to be able to achieve, and I felt this especially every time I went bra shopping. When I walked into Victoria’s Secret they think because I’m small I want to wear a push-up bra to look bigger! Society reinforces that being ‘flat’ is something to be ashamed of. Most bras are a disservice to women with small busts because they usually create a cup gap when the cups are too big and you can’t fill it. We’ve talked to so many women where they say these fit issues make them feel like they’re not enough or less than. So Pepper was created not only to offer bras that finally fit but to also rally women together to celebrate the body they have.
LOVEEEEEEEE. And so true, don’t understand why we are constantly taught to change the way we look?
If you could tell your 15-year-old self about body positivity, what would you say?
What does your morning routine look like?
What does wellness mean to you?
Wellness means harmony and balance for me. It’s the feeling of moving effortlessly through life, which requires both physical and mental well-being. The specifics of achieving that could differ depending on what I need at that moment, but the first step is to really understand “what is it that I need right now”? It could be a yoga class, a nap, a night out with my girls, or a croissant.
I love that and wholeheartedly agree. It is a very, what do I need right now type of feeling since everything is always changing and we have different needs at different times.
What is a day like now that you have a startup and know Pepper is going to explode soon?
Small world that we both live in Denver, do you have any hidden gems in Denver or Colorado that you love?
I love it! Whenever friends are in town I make sure to bring them to New Saigon on Federal. I think it’s still a hidden secret that Denver actually has some of the BEST Vietnamese food (even my friends from Southern California agree!).
Thank YOU so much for the insider tip, had no idea and I’ve been looking for a good Vietnamese place.
How funny that the name literally came from a lunch date you both had and how Pepper is an alliteration for petite. I too like to add pepper to my french fries, is there something next for Pepper?