Parastoo Badie, CEO of Empowerment
Thank you for checking out the My Fabulous Self Campaign! I would love to share with you where, why and how this passion project started!
I have always been a little different; vivacious, talkative, and a big kid. It’s only been a few years that I have gained the confidence I have today.
I used to feel like a bird in a cage, trapped within my own emotions, fears, hesitations, and limitations, until I decided to fly, and never looked back. I wanted to stop the doubt, and the hate, and start believing in my capabilities. I have faced my share of challenges and obstacles, and I’m extremely grateful for the many blessings that have guided me in discovering my purpose.
Today, I’m a Personal Wellness Coach, with a passion for nutrition, fitness, and personal development. Professionally, I have a background in communications and human rights. I’m on a mission to bring together my experiences, to feel fabulous in my own skin, and to encourage this for my peers and community.
I thought up the My Fabulous Self Campaign when I was in middle school. I had a dream of working in health communications when I grew up. What was most important to me then, and still is now, is to make an impact in my community. The campaign officially kicked off July 2015, and it is actually a dream come true.
The core of this campaign is authenticity, integrity, self-compassion, and self-love. The purpose of it is to encourage self-respect through nutrition, exercise, and mindfulness. I believe if we are better to our own selves, we are better to our friends, family, significant others, and our communities. It starts with the self.
This campaign is a platform for individuals to celebrate themselves through sharing #MyFabulousSelf Stories. This serves as a tool for self-reflection since contributors need to look inside themselves to articulate what makes them fabulous. Also, this is a platform for education!
I am so thankful for the fantastic ambassadors! We have come together as we are on the same mission. We are achieving our goals by hosting wellness events and contributing to mental health awareness with our ongoing initiatives.
The long-term goal of the Campaign is to continue developing relationships with wellness practitioners and enthusiasts across the country, bringing together our passions and expertise towards the same end goal: for us all to be healthy, happy, and damn fabulous! Thank you so much for your support!
In health and with love,
Certified Personal Training Specialist
Registered Holistic Nutritionist