Body acceptance coach Kelsie Jepsen says body acceptance is the healthiest most loving thing you can do for yourself, and that accepting yourself does not mean “giving up on yourself.” It’s the opposite! It’s caring so deeply about your physical, mental, and emotional well being, that you commit to unlearning harmful and oppressive belief systems and learning what actual health, peace, and joy looks like in your unique body, self, and soul.

We love what we learn from her, and this conversation was no exception. Kelsie’s next 10 week body acceptance group workshop starts Thursday, May 13th from 4 pm – 5:30 pm MT. If you’re interested, visit to book a free discovery session! Follow along on IG at @iamkelsiejepsen Facebook Embody Love Workshop and email Kelsie at Email

Deena Manzanares
Deena Marie Manzanares is a Utah native, but lived in NYC for a few years while attending the Atlantic Theater Company Acting School. Locally, she has worked as a professional actor for years in both stage and film.