Frockstar™ – Johanna Arogen, Body Image Blogger
The Featured Frockstar™ Name: Johanna Arogén
What are your every day, must-reads, online or off?
I daily keep up with Huffington Post, their sections on health and lifestyle are great. I also read something from the Bible to get the message of the day.
What’s your most recent awesome accomplishment?
This past year, I’ve really grown as a speaker and 2014 has already started off with a lot of requests. Since speaking publicly (or in front of people at all) was the greatest fear I had just a few years back, I’m very proud of where I am now.
Who is your hero?
I don’t know about heroes, but I look up to people who stand up to body critics – like Jennifer Lawrence.
Who are your style inspirations?
Wow, I don’t know. I catch glimpses of things I like and just dress however I feel like. I usually like what Beyoncé, Kate Beckinsale and Ali Larter wear.
Why is it important to love our bodies?
It’s important to be healthy – to eat well and exercise. But in order to take care of your body, you need to love it. We never care about things we hate, right? If you don’t like your body, your efforts to be healthy may fail – maybe you manage to get fit, but you’ll never be satisfied. So if you love your body, you’ll want to give it everything it needs, which will make it healthy.
If you could give your 16 year old self advice, what would you say?
I would say to her that she is loved. And even if she wouldn’t listen, I’d tell her that she didn’t have to worry about her weight and looks, that she’s beautiful and good enough. I would also let her know that everything will be alright, that one day she’ll be happy.
Do you have a favorite quote? If so, what is it?
“What you sow is what you reap.”
How did you discover Karina Dresses?
The first I heard of it was now, but the dresses are really beautiful!
Your perfect day. What would it look like?
I pretty much love all summer days, where I can spend time with my family in the sun, go fishing, have ice cream…