Community Feature: Sky Edwards
Hi, I’m Sky. I am a wife, mother to two living daughters and a pregnancy loss mom. I’m a self love activist, mental health advocate and owner of Capricious Fitness.
I am passionate about helping women learn to love themselves through every stage of life.
I’m all about empowering women and believe in supporting and lifting each other up.
I also run a local pregnancy loss support group in the Okanagan and share my story openly on many platforms.
How are you growing in new ways? What things are causing you to grow?
I feel like a lot of my growth comes from the challenges and heartache life has thrown my way. From pregnancy loss to mental health issues, I never asked for a lot of the growth I have acquired over the past few years.
However, I have worked extremely hard to grow and become a better person because of these things.
I am more open, authentic, empathetic and alive because of these struggles. I have a drive to love and support others and help them feel less alone in a world that can feel lonely during hard times.
So it’s life and the will to survive and the drive to help others that pushes and motivates me to grow and become the person I am meant to be.
I am driven to be vulnerable and to share my struggles so that others can relate and hopefully find the strength to share their stories and grow into the people they are meant to be too.
We can’t control everything in this life but we can always decide what we do with the life we are given.
What is something you’re being intentional about in 2019?
This is a great question. This year so far a lot of my focus has been put into changing the way we talk about pregnancy and loss.
Going through something so life changing made me realize how little our community offers and how unwilling most people are to having these conversations.
It’s been such a powerful thing that has helped me in my journey but also connected me with so many others who feel as lost and alone as I have felt.
We are making waves and small changes in our community and I hope to continue to impact the way we support these women and families going forward.
Name something you find empowering or are empowered by?
Writing and being able to connect with people. I think too many of us have a voice and stories that can and would help so many but we live in a world where being vulnerable and authentic is scary.
Writing has always been a way for me to express myself, and thanks to social media, I have been able to connect with thousands across the world who have been touched even in the smallest of ways by my words.
How crazy is it to think that writing my truth could actually help someone as much as it is helping me be able to get it all out in the open.
What is something you’re passionate about?
My husband would say, “All of the the things.” For me it all comes down to empowering women: whether in their journey towards self acceptance and love, navigating and rebuilding life after loss, or giving them hope when it comes to mental health.
As women we encounter and endure so much. We grow and change and shift in unimaginable ways in record speeds and we aren’t always given the space or tools to navigate it well.
I’m passionate about helping women find their power and helping them shift their inner voices to one of love and compassion.
I’m igniting my wildfire by…..
…finding new ways to help inspire women. I continue to share my story, struggles and triumphs in hopes to push others to face theirs.
I challenge myself and others to rethink everything we have been taught as women because I feel like so much of it holds us back in our lives. It isn’t until we challenge ourselves that we grow.
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