Abimbola (Abby) Akinruli
Abby's journey to creating Bod By Nature is one that truly is at the core of who she has always been, a firm believer in the female voice, advocacy and a lover of fashion. As a young girl, Abby dreamed of helping people although she had no clue how that would come to fruition but she knew her purpose was one filled with bringing joy, light and empowerment. She studied to become a Nurse Practitioner and with this profession she was able to impact lives through conventional medicine and most importantly for Abby she was able to make connections through simple conversations which gave her great joy but for Abby that wasn't enough, she wanted to impact women and girls on a larger scale. From personal experience and her observations Abby became drawn to the disparities in body shaming of thin versus thick girls, self identity, self esteem challenges and bullying. She became increasingly passionate about spreading awareness surrounding this and even more passionate about empowering women and girls to be their true, authentic self. Abby's message to women and girls is to always love every inch of their bodies at whatever stage they find themselves. Abby strongly believes that every girl and woman can and should live a full life without fear or shame of their bodies and as she often says "You get only one body. Love it, cherish it and slay to the MAX". In order to attain her goals of reaching as many girls and women as possible Abby went on to create the virtual talk show, Body Talk with Abby, to create a comfortable space for open conversations that she hopes will resonate and empower all people regardless of similarities or differences.