Why Kendall Jenner’s New Piercing Is Awesome
Body positivity extends to more than just loving your form, but also to owning your body and feeling like you have agency over it. This makes the latest news from the Kardashian-Jenner camp pretty cool. Kendall Jenner is a supermodel. No one can contest that. A supermodel’s job relies on the physical — her appearance is literally her moneymaker and often closely controlled. That’s why it’s kinda inspiring when you see someone in that field expressing themselves through some body art.
Kendall Jenner recently showed up at Harper’s Bazaar Icons NYFW event sporting what appeared to be a nipple piercing through her dress, which she confirmed at her Estée Lauder fragrance launch yesterday. In an interview with Page Six, the reality star said that she’d decided to get the piercing during a “rough time, being a rebel and was like ‘Let’s just do it.’” YAAS, gurl. There’s many ways to take ownership over your body and body art is definitely one way to manifest that.
Sometimes the act of doing that can actually be pretty scary. “[I was] so terrified, I’m laying on the bed like ‘Why am I doing this,” Kendall continued. Fellow nipple-piercing hopefuls, take heart. Kendall assures us, “Then it wasn’t as bad as I expected.” Nipple-piercings are not for everyone, but if it’s something that you want and you’ve done your research, have access to a licensed piercer and are conscientious with the aftercare, then do your thang.
Self-expression is always a yes.
What do you think about Kendall’s piercing? Do you have any body piercings or art? Share it with us in the comments below!
(h/t Page Six, photos via Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty + Bryan Bedder/Getty)
Back in January, we introduced you to a feel-good cause to inspire your New Year's resolution: a walking challenge to help raise funds for the amazing cancer fighters at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I took part in the challenge with the Brit + Co team and ended up walking 105+ miles in January — it was awesome.
This spring, there's a new challenge on the horizon, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Big Climb. The ask: On May 15, 2021, you can step up to take cancer down by committing to climb 1,311 steps, walking 3.2 miles, or doing 440 chair step-ups at home as part of the Big Climb. If you need some motivation to bring movement back into your daily routine — look no further!
As always, it's free to sign up, but climbers are encouraged to set a fundraising goal to help beat cancer. We'll be organizing another Brit + Co team to step up, and I hope you'll join us too! Keep scrolling for a peek at where I'll be completing the challenge in my Los Angeles neighborhood around the hidden Silver Lake Stairs. Happy climbing!
Never underestimate the power of an accountability buddy! I asked my in-laws, my partner, and a few friends to join me so we can keep each other motivated and accountable in completing the challenge — virtual high-fives all around! Also, my dog Fox is a great climber, too.
An aesthetically pleasing backdrop is a huge motivator for me! I'm fortunate to have all sorts of painted steps around my neighborhood to keep the challenge interesting, but you can also keep cool inside with at-home chair step-ups.
Don't forget to share your progress on social — #BigClimb!
Feel free to break the challenge up if you need to by tackling half the distance in the AM and half at sunset. Here's me 1,311 steps later and ready for a break — but, think I earned this one!