Hey there, lovely! Welcome to PosiPower apparel.
- Our Mission -
'PosiPower apparel.' is my effort to give back, help people and inspire them like other amazing Bopos helped me when I was struggling.
'PosiPower apparel.' is a way to spread awareness about eating disorder and mental illnesses with a wee bit of feminist power (gotta love nasty women)!
'PosiPower apparel.' Is a way for you to help someone out there struggling.
Every T-shirt you buy can help someone suffering from an eating disorder, anxiety, and many other mental illnesses.
We donate a portion of our profits to Project Heal (ED recovery programs) and the Canadian Mental Health Association to go directly to helping people on their road to recovery.
All bodies are welcome here - all sizes , all ages, all genders, all races, all abilities.
Together let's make this world a better place!
From binge eater to business owner
My name is Cedeline (it’s a tricky name, I know – you can call me Ced that’s what most people do). I'm a recovered binge eater, recovered self-loather, coffee lover by day, tea lover by night, movie junkie, crazy cat lady, a self-proclaimed nerd with a serious case of wanderlust, but most importantly I'm the creator of PosiPower. Contact me here!
How it all begun
January 2017, I was just lying on my bed and I remember smiling because I was so happy to just be. I was happy to be alive, healthy and happy. It led me to think about how much I've changed in the past few years. I've come a long way. A couple of years ago my evenings were spent in my room fixing walls crippled by anxiety and self-doubts. It was during my college years aka the years when my ED reached it's peak. Since I had spent most of my high school years binge eating I had gotten pretty fat and decided I needed to lose weight. I thought it was the only way to be happy and to feel beautiful and confident again.
So I spent most of my college years starving myself, trying every crazy diets I'd see on the internet and working out until I was dizzy or on the verge of vomiting. I even started taking diet pills and drinking those ridiculous ''skinny tea'' (by the way, don't work - save your hard earn money.) And you know what? By the time I graduated I had lost more than 30 pounds. The only problem is I wasn't more happy, healthy or confident. In fact, I was miserable. No matter how many pounds I'd lose it was never enough. I was still feeling fat and ugly and I hated myself. Discouraged by the fact that my effort to lose weight weren't bringing me any happiness or comfort. I started doing research and that's when I stumbled on an article about eating disorder and body positive mindset. I remember how scared I was when I realized my constant battle with my weight was the direct result of a mental illness, but also how relieving it was to know that I wasn't alone and that I could actually get better now that knew what it was. I started documenting myself more and more on the subject and surrounding myself with body positive advocate. I still recall the happiness and joy I felt when I saw for the first time a beautiful picture of a body that looked like mine on Tumblr. Seeing that black goddess loving every part of her fat body made me realize that I was always beautiful and that I was the only person with the power to decide how I feel about my body. It made me realize it was possible to love the body I never thought I could. That day, I decided I'd only perceive my body as beautiful. No matter its imperfection and most importantly I'd allow myself to eat without feeling guilty. That day, I set myself free.
Don’t get me wrong it wasn’t easy. It never is, but one of my favorite ED warrior once said: ''Body positivity is like learning a new language. You can’t just open your mouth and speak it.''
So I was sitting on my bed in January 2017, now on my way to a full recovery. Feeling more happy and confident than ever. I had managed to turn my life around, now it was my turn to help others. I was wondering how I could spread and share my happiness & positive vibes and by the same occasion allow others like me who struggled alone to recover. This led me to an epiphany. *Epic music* Ta-Da! PosiPower was born.