Encantado Magazine Feb 2018 issue - Page 34

KATHY BEAL- EMBRACE THE GODESS WITHIN YOU E mbody Wear Fashions is a clothing line created by Kathy Beal where women embody the es- sence of the Goddess within themselves. When I met Kathy Beal in 2016 I was new to the industry of modeling and have never been on a runway before. But Kathy saw something in me that I did not yet see in myself, and that is the beauty of Kathy’s line! Kathy Beal was in corporate America for many years, until one day she decided that her health was more important and she wanted a healthier lifestyle for herself. As many of us know, we some- times get caught up with work and life that we forget to take care of ourselves. So, she began her journey and she has since lost about 70 pounds in the last 18 months! During this amazing and empowering journey, she let go of so much she didn’t even realize she was carrying. I think at one point in our lives, as women we can all resonate with this. We may have once felt that we have somewhat lost ourselves in our daily routines that we don’t even realize things we carry within ourselves. We forget somewhat to listen to ourselves and don’t realize we are holding on to things that no longer serve us. 25 years ago, Kathy was not yet in tune with her feminism until she took a trip to Hawaii. This is where everything completely changed for her and her creativity was awakened. She began taking art classes where a Goddess appeared in one of her paint- ings. That day was significant where Kathy Beal and her feminism was awak- ened. She then decided to join a group of women who traveled the world in their search of Goddesses and their temples. She has traveled to China where she was particularly drawn to a Goddess named Quan Yin. Quan Yin is the “Lotus Flow- er” Goddess of which her calmness, gen- tleness and unending supply of compas- sion was something that resonated with Kathy. Compassion is one of Kathy Beal’s messages that she strongly stands by. If you get the opportunity to meet Kathy, you will immediately feel her energy. She has inspired so many that wear her line in either a fashion runway, a photo shoot or simply purchasing a piece of clothing. Her line will completely change you and evoke something in you that you may Photo: Designer Kathy Beal