#DefineBrave Pioneer: Jas Boothe

#DefineBrave: Jas Boothe

Last month, along with four other nationally recognized women, Jas was chosen by Katie K Active as a Pioneer for their brand-new #DefineBrave Campaign focused on encouraging women around the world to feel confident in who they are and how they look.

Jas and Kimberely Wolfanger Marine Vet and 1st Runner Up Ms Veteran America 2014

Jas (left) and Kimberly Wolfanger, Marine Vet and 1st Runner Up, Ms. Veteran America 2014

Jas is s Disabled Army Veteran and the President and Founder of Final Salute Inc; providing homeless women Veterans with safe and suitable housing. Final Salute Inc. is the only non-profit in the DC Metro are that specifically supports the unique housing needs of homeless female veterans and their children; there are currently 55,000 homeless female Veterans on any given day.

Jas’s passion is keeping homeless women and their children off the street.

Her definition of #DefineBrave: “Brave is a soldier looking cancer in the face and saying ‘you can’t have my body’. Brave is finding courage in a sea of uncertainties. No one is born brave, courage is an acquired sport; but first, you must step onto the court.”

Jas Boothe, (center) receiving a Standing O'vation from Oprah Winfrey and Toyota.

Jas Boothe, (center) receiving a Standing O’vation from Oprah Winfrey and Toyota.

Connect with Jas and The Final Salute

Links: www.finalsaluteinc.org

The #DefineBrave Campaign is focused on paving the way to real change by embracing the issues of body esteem with Katie K Active’s inclusive line of activewear!

Throughout the #DefineBrave Campaign, along with fellow #DefineBrave Pioneers, Jas will share her personal stories of overcoming adversity and challenges in her life and help support, inspire and unite woman across the world to feel empowered and confident in their own skin and abilities in a sometimes judgmental world.

Look for our #DefineBrave posts on our social media and please re-tweet and re-share with your friends to help us get the word out about this powerful campaign.

 

#DefineBrave Pioneer: Lisa Cypers Kamen

#DefineBrave: Lisa Cypers Kamen

Last month, along with four other nationally recognized women, Lisa was chosen by Katie K Active as a Pioneer for their brand-new #DefineBrave Campaign focused on encouraging women around the world to feel confident in who they are and how they look.

Lisa Cypers Kamen DefineBrave with Katie K Active

‪#‎DefineBrave‬: “Destruction, death, divorce, disease and disillusionment all knocked on my door in rapid-fire succession as uninvited and unwanted house guests. It’s true, most of life’s top stressors decided to test my resolve all at once. Bravery is not giving in to those 5 D’s of distress by becoming a deer trapped in headlights but rather using those symbolic headlights to illuminate my path and bolster my resilience to guide me to something better.”

Lisa Cypers Kamen Definebrave with Katie K Active

Connect with Lisa on Facebook

The #DefineBrave Campaign is focused on paving the way to real change by embracing the issues of body esteem with Katie K Active’s inclusive line of activewear!

Throughout the #DefineBrave Campaign, along with fellow #DefineBrave Pioneers, Lisa will share her personal stories of overcoming adversity and challenges in her life and help support, inspire and unite woman across the world to feel empowered and confident in their own skin and abilities in a sometimes judgmental world.

Look for our #DefineBrave posts on our social media and please re-tweet and re-share with your friends to help us get the word out about this powerful campaign.

In partnership with Katie K Active, Lisa is raising funds for Harvesting Happiness for Heroes. Harvesting Happiness for Heroes™ is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation that delivers stigma-free integrated combat trauma recovery services to warriors and their loved ones.

Join Lisa and raise funds for HH4H via the #DefineBrave Virtual 5K Run/Walk.

Register for the 5K and HH4H Team here

Donate without registering for 5K here

Learn more about all of the #DefineBrave Pioneers below.

 

Katie K Active featured at FitBloggin ’14 by the “Get Fit Diva”!

Aliah Fit Bloggin FB Event

Read more about FitBloggin’ 14 and the Get Fit Diva (Aliah Davis-McHenry) on her blog

“Packing for Fitbloggin’ is a bit easier for me this year because I will be outfitted with the hottest attire from Katie K Active, a new inclusive premium activewear brand for sizes small to 3X. Katie K Active is the Exclusive Sponsor of The Get Fit Diva at Fitbloggin’ 14 so not only will I look fabulous in Katie K’s amazing workout attire, I will share my love of #definebrave.” – Aliah Davis-McHenry, “Get Fit Diva”

Some of Aliah’s Katie K Active looks for FitBloggin’ 14 include the Signature Racerback and Signature Capri in Coral Zebra:

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Be sure to find Aliah at the conference to learn more about Katie K Active, take a selfie, and enter to win a special prize (plus super secret saving for Fit Bloggin’ 14 peeps only!)

Meet The Faces of Katie K Active! Define YOUR Brave & Join Today! #DefineBrave

Meet the faces of Katie K Active! Define YOUR brave and join today!

KatieK_Ad04 for April 2014 PMM blog

In early 2014, three outstanding women were selected to represent the faces of the Katie K Active including actress and model Ivory May, Fitness Guru Yami Mufdi and influencer Aliah Davis-McHenry, founder of The Get Fit Diva. These women were chosen because they are confident about who they are and it shows. They are comfortable in their own skin, inspirational and motivated. They #DefineBrave with their healthy and active lives!

Katie K Active launched its #DefineBrave campaign in April 2014 to highlight women through their own stories and experiences.  Each woman defines HER brave in a different and unique way to her.  Ivory, Yami and Aliah were asked to be the Lead Ambassadors and model Katie K Active because they are going after their dreams and accomplishing their goals. They are strong women who encourage and inspire others to live their best life.  After the photo shoot in early 2014, Ivory, Yami and Aliah were asked what THEIR #DefineBrave statement would be and this is what they had to say:

Ivory DefineBrave Ambassador

“I love the feel and fit of this fabric and how it hugs my curves! I was thrilled to be a part of the Katie K Active #DefineBrave story when I first heard about the inclusive sizing. Now my girlfriends of all sizes can rock Katie K Active either at the gym or getting coffee. I am especially excited to have this new gear to play beach volleyball. I know it will stay put and stretch with me. The hoodie will be great for warming up. My #DefineBrave is feeling confident no matter what my size. I love staying active and comfortable as I travel around the globe. –Ivory May

 

Yami DefineBrave Ambassador

“To be completely comfortable in your own skin, no matter the size, is to #DefineBrave. For so many years, and for as long as I could remember, I was always the self-conscious girl in the corner never participating in anything. I would work out for countless hours to try and “fix” my body.  I always cared about what others thought and not truly happy because I was always so focused on every little negative thing on my body. Now, I have a completely different mind set. I work out because I LOVE my body, not because I hate it. This is not the end for me …this is the beginning. –Yami Mufdi

 

Aliah DefineBrave Ambassador

“I’m a married millennial working mom of two and always on the go. Being part of the Katie K Active #DefineBrave movement speaks to the way I live my active and healthy life and how I also want to look fabulous while doing so! #DefineBrave means looking good, feeling good, and being confident whether I’m spending quality time with my sons or at important client meeting or at the gym working on my fitness goals. I love that Katie K Active makes me feel good from the inside out!” –Aliah Davis-McHenry

Katie K Active defines OUR brave by being an inclusive brand, using our Double-fit Technology and believing in our 100% Confidence guarantee.  We are an inclusive brand, offering every style in every color for sizes 2 to 3X.  Katie K Active’s Double-Fit Technology ensures the perfect fit through our size range.   By fitting our line on a straight size fit model and a plus size fit model, we make sure we adjust the line to create a flawless yet comfortable fit.  Lastly, we feel that even with our expert construction, premium fabrics and attention to detail, if you do not feel 100% confident in our clothing, then please return your items.  We want to help women feel confident and excited to live their best life.

Katie K Active Ambassadors are fashion, fitness, health/wellness enthusiasts, bloggers or emerging influencers who are passionate about the health, fitness and fashion industry!  The Ambassadors are a wide variety of women but all have a strong passion for life that shines through. Katie K Active’s founder, Katie Kozloff works closely with each Ambassador to get their insight and feedback in order to make sure she is providing fans with the best products in the desired styles and trends.

To learn more about Katie K Active and their Katie K Active Ambassador Program or to apply, email them directly at Blogs@katiekactive.com.

This blog post was featured April 24, 2014 on Plus Model Magazine