Today we’d like to introduce you to Roe Showstead.
Hi Roe, it’s an honor to have you on the platform. Thanks for taking the time to share your story with us – to start maybe you can share some of your backstory with our readers?
I actually got started modeling in Philly, PA. When I moved back home (to San Diego) I was so excited to see my city again. My goal was to capture the beauty of San Diego, while providing a body-positive place for young people to go to. So I started scouting locations. Some are obvious, beaches, old town, balboa park, etc. but finding the more hidden gems was more about research and google, along with following IG/FB pages like Hidden San Diego and a couple of others I can’t think of right now. Lol
I’m sure you wouldn’t say it’s been obstacle free, but so far would you say the journey have been a fairly smooth road?
I think everyone struggles from time to time, especially when you’re working towards something you really want. There have been so many times I’ve felt unmotivated, burnt out, or uninspired. When those times come I take a step back, take a little break and keep moving forward. Just make sure to not get stuck there. For me, nothing rejuvenates me more than sitting next to my pool, soaking up the sun, or spending time at the beach. There’s just something so invigorating about being in the water. It must be the water sign in me, I’m a Scorpio!
Thanks – so what else should our readers know about your work and what you’re currently focused on?
Like I stated previously, I’m a plus-size model/ content creator. I guess you could say I specialize in helping people (plus-size women specifically) fall in love with themselves. I’ve definitely had men/women of all sizes reach out to me, telling me, I inspire them. That’s definitely what I’m most proud of, that’s what keeps me going as well when I’m going through a rut. Knowing that what I’m doing is helping someone learn to love themselves. That’s the best feeling ever!
We’d love to hear about how you think about risk taking?
I’m a HUGE risk-taker. I bet on me every time. You kind of have to, especially if you want to make your dreams come true. But I’ve found, that whenever I do take a risk, it always works out in the end. For example, when I moved back to San Diego, from the east coast in 2016, I had less than $1,000 to my name, no sure place to stay. I sold/gave away pretty much everything I owned, besides the essentials, took a 4-day greyhound bus ride across the country and in less than a week of being back I had a full-time job and a place to live. You have to take risks in life, cause it can lead to something spectacular when you do!
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