Meet Emily: Mother, Model, Entrepreneur, and Women’s Health Advocate.
Sono Bello is proud to announce that we will be sponsoring Emily Sanders, a patient of ours, as a contestant in the 2021 Miss America Strong competition in Las Vegas this coming November.
Emily’s physical and personal transformation – with Sono Bello and over the course of her life – has been inspirational and we are honored to help share her story with the world.
Emily is a women’s health and safety advocate. She works closely with The Blue Bench, a non-profit that focuses on rape prevention and providing much-needed support to the survivors of sexual assault.
As a rape survivor herself, Emily feels compelled to equip young women with the tools they need to live safe and fulfilling lives. Her work includes implementing educational curricula for high school students as well as providing therapeutic counseling for victims.
Emily’s assault occurred when she was only 16 years old, and the experience has deeply affected her into adulthood. Every day, she deals with the trauma of having been taken advantage of at such a vulnerable young age. Although she has made significant progress in the years following the assault, it is something that she still battles with.
Among other symptoms, this underlying psychological trauma has caused her to lose and gain weight sporadically. Typically, this weight fluctuation is compounded by a major event such as a change in career, moving to a new city, getting married, having kids, going through a divorce, or living through a pandemic. Emily’s mental health and physical health have always been linked. So, now that she looks better than ever, her confidence and happiness are in a good place as well. And we were happy to play a role in helping her get there.
As we mentioned at the start of this blog, Emily will be representing the state of Colorado in the 2021 Miss America Strong competition in Las Vegas this coming November. Her decision to take part in this event was born from a desire to demonstrate her “transformation both physically and mentally.” She wanted to show the world how she has overcome adversity and emerged stronger.
In being selected as Miss Colorado for America Strong, Emily has already demonstrated her strength and resilience. Becoming a competitive fitness model as a 46-year-old mother is no small accomplishment, and we at Sono Bello are proud to support Emily in all of her endeavors. The latest of which was opening her own salon and med spa (visit her website here). Is there anything Emily can’t do!?
If you felt inspired by this story and are ready to take the first steps towards your own Sono Bello transformation, contact us today to schedule a free consultation. It’s your life, live it beautifully.