On Thursday, September 17, 2015, Blazin’ Babes, a women’s professional networking group of the Northshore of Chicago hosted a networking event at Tesla Motors, Old Orchard on body image entitled, A Waist is A Terrible Thing to Mind. The evening featured author, speaker and body image expert, Leslie Goldman who is a frequent guest on The Today Show and author to Locker Room Diaries as well as contributor to major magazines including, Self, The Oprah Magazine, Fit Pregnancy among others.
Leslie encapsulated the essence of how the media has distorted our view on the “perfect” image of a woman’s body by showing women of Blazin’ Babes images of celebrities who have either been airbrushed, photoshopped or had body parts (ribs) removed or replaced portraying thinner, unnatural, unattainable bodies. In addition to this eye-opening presentation, Tesla Motors presented its mission and vision on how they are changing the face of the automotive industry as well as offer Blazin’ Babes’ members test drives on their latest auto creations, showing us the smoothness of the ride, ample backseat leg room, perfect “front seat” spot for our purse and additional “front” lid trunk space for those extra shopping bags.
What a fantastic evening of inspiration embracing our bodies the way they are, test driving the latest and greatest in advanced auto technology and networking with amazing talented women.