WHY WE LOVE HER: Sarah Nicole (thebirdspapaya)
How this mom, writer, creator and speaker is taking the world by storm.
Every once in a while, someone comes along that you just know is going to impact your life for the better. A person you look forward to seeing or even hearing about; someone who has an insatiable zest for life, a smile that lights up a room and a kind word for everyone whose path they cross. For those of you who haven’t yet had the chance to laugh until you cry (or let’s face it, sometimes just cry) along to the wit and wisdom of one of of our favorite body-positive, self love advocates better known as The Birds Papaya, (check out her must-follow Instagram here), let us take a moment to introduce you to her.
Sarah Nicole is a mom of 3, residing with her children and partner in Ontario, Canada. Her trek into this current chapter of her life began about 5 years ago, when she decided to take the risk to embark on the next part of her journey in large part a changed woman: recently divorced, navigating a newly-single parenting dynamic and having undergone a major physical transformation. A part of Sarah Nicole’s story is sharing candidly and vulnerably about a 100 lb weight loss that set her on a course to finding what self-love really meant to her. According to the bio on her website, Sarah Nicole shares her experiences “...by using social media as her journal. She loves helping others see and understand their worth, love their bodies, feel less alone in the world and be ok with life's little shakeups.”
By using social media as her journal, she loves helping others see and understand their worth, love their bodies, feel less alone in the world and be ok with life's little shakeups.
One of the ways in which we fell in love with Sarah Nicole was by following closely to the daily trials and tribulations of life and love she shares so openly on her Instagram. (Fun fact: she grew her followers from 80k to her current following of 890k+ in just over a year — everyone wants to love her!) It’s refreshing to see this beautiful woman present as — gasp! — a real person who shares relatably about everything from not wanting to have her cellulite on display for her friends while on vacation, to a touching, personal moment she shared about setting aside her body woes and showing up for her children in a way that felt present and authentic. There are plenty of lighthearted moments too, like her sharing this tongue-in-cheek “transformation Tuesday”
Sarah Nicole is a breath of fresh air in a space too often carefully curated to feel aspirational or unattainable. She brings light to the sometimes dark corners of the way we speak to ourselves or consider our value and contribution while promoting courage and bravery in the face of self-doubt. We love her passion for thrifting, her curiosity in self-exploration and her celebration of all things life and love.
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Speak to yourself as if you are your most cherished loved one. In time, you will be. - xo The Birds Papaya