FOUNDED IN 2016, SHE MATTERS MVMT EMPOWERS AND ENCOURAGES YOUNG WOMEN TO PURSUE A HEALTHY LIFE. BY FOCUSING ON MENTAL AND PHYSICAL HEALTH WE CAN BUILD TRUE STRENGTH FROM THE INSIDE OUT.
a letter from our founder
Hi, I'm Kendall.
After battling depression, anxiety, and eating disorders for almost 10 years, I wanted my life back. Despite the fear of failure, I found a therapist and decided that I was going to learn to love my life and my body once again.
When I began sharing my experiences, I realized that there were thousands of other women out there just like me - and that connection was valuable. Our vulnerabilities created a powerful bond, and could truly help others to understand that they were not alone, and that their mental illness had no effect on their value as a human being.
After watching several of my friends get crushed as they were discussed on social media, I created the hashtag #SHEMATTERS as a way to tell them that they made a difference in my life, that they were important, that they mattered.
To my surprise, it caught on. It grew. Women all over were posting all across social media, encouraging their friends, sharing the love and kindness and support that we all so desperately needed.
From there, I knew this was it for me - my calling & my purpose. I fell in love with helping, with talking about my experiences, with sharing my own vulnerabilities and helping others share theirs.
I am so grateful for your support & love.
& never forget - you matter.