A week or so ago Shape magazine online reached out to me. They wanted to do
success story feature on their site about me. Being someone who enjoys
putting herself out there and finding new ways to reach people, I agreed.
We set up a time for an interview and I sent them the following after
picture to include.
The reporter got back to me and said:
Thank you! These should work
but I’ll let you know if my editor needs anything else. Talk to you soon!
We did the phone interview and chatted for about a half hour about my
journey, my weight loss tips, and other things. She was super friendly and I
enjoyed talking to her. She let me know that she would work on my piece and
get back to me as soon as she knew when it would be published. I figured I’d
here back in the next week or so, when only a couple of days later, I got
the following email:
So great to speak with you the other day. My
editors were hoping you could send over a different after photo. (You look
ah-mazing, of course, but they are looking to include one with a shirt.)
Really? Have you logged on to Shape’s website lately? You can find MANY
women in bikinis on the site.
I’m not going to lie, I was absolutely furious with the email and while I
wanted to call them every name in the book and tell them how they were
wrong. My inner lady (and help of Emily) spoke up and conducted a response: