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bethanycmeyers

Bethany C. Meyers

founder + ceo of @thebecomeproject
body-neutral advocate • ed recovered
queer-poly-married-non-binary-they/them. if that scares you, i’ll make it not

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  • Ya’ll, we had wayyyyy to much fun figuring out how to take a picture “holding” the bean. Our fits of laughter caused quite a delightful scene. I lived in Chicago over a decade ago. In fact, The Bean had barely finished construction when I arrived. Today me and my momma revisited the city which was once my college hometown and experienced one of the best days we’ve had together in a while. (love you @grandmashe). ⁣
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The real reason I’m here is to speak at @thechicagocouncil’s Women, Equity, and Global Development Symposium on September 17th. The panel is titled “The Future Is Ours” and I’m pretty pumped about this one. Tickets are sold out but you CAN stream it live. Head to their page for the link and check my story in the morning, I’ll post the link there as well! I go on at 12:15 CST.
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    Chicago Council on Global Affairs

    Ya’ll, we had wayyyyy to much fun figuring out how to take a picture “holding” the bean. Our fits of laughter caused quite a delightful scene. I lived in Chicago over a decade ago. In fact, The Bean had barely finished construction when I arrived. Today me and my momma revisited the city which was once my college hometown and experienced one of the best days we’ve had together in a while. (love you @grandmashe). ⁣

    The real reason I’m here is to speak at @thechicagocouncil’s Women, Equity, and Global Development Symposium on September 17th. The panel is titled “The Future Is Ours” and I’m pretty pumped about this one. Tickets are sold out but you CAN stream it live. Head to their page for the link and check my story in the morning, I’ll post the link there as well! I go on at 12:15 CST.

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  • A little sunshine to brighten your feed. Two of my 12 (soon to be 13) niblings, Charlotte on the top and Vera on the botttom. 🌈
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    A little sunshine to brighten your feed. Two of my 12 (soon to be 13) niblings, Charlotte on the top and Vera on the botttom. 🌈

  •  1,838  0  16 September, 2019
  • Project Runway used to be my favoriteeee show back in the day (it was everyone’s right? - also holy shit 15 years ago) and my younger self wanted to binge the reboot. I wasn’t expecting to fall in love with a designer, but then Hester started whipping out all kinds of wild funky designs and I was like yes please. Then we find out Hester is queer with a cute spouse named Honey and I was like yes yes please! And thennn Hester was in the top three and I squealed out loud and slid into the DM’s to get a piece to wear. ⁣
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This post is actually about our fitting. It’s subtle, but usually i find myself worrying during fittings about body hair comments and everything zipping up the way it should. To be honest, I don’t know that I would have even pinned i have these feelings until I noticed their absence in my fitting with hester. It was really special to be dressed by a queer feminine energy that appreciated me exactly as I am. So I don’t know who is reading this and fits that bill, but just so you know there are people like me out there who are very ready for you so keep going. ⁣
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Here we are at Drag Con wearing runway designs. @hesterbyhester @besta_hesta
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    Project Runway used to be my favoriteeee show back in the day (it was everyone’s right? - also holy shit 15 years ago) and my younger self wanted to binge the reboot. I wasn’t expecting to fall in love with a designer, but then Hester started whipping out all kinds of wild funky designs and I was like yes please. Then we find out Hester is queer with a cute spouse named Honey and I was like yes yes please! And thennn Hester was in the top three and I squealed out loud and slid into the DM’s to get a piece to wear. ⁣

    This post is actually about our fitting. It’s subtle, but usually i find myself worrying during fittings about body hair comments and everything zipping up the way it should. To be honest, I don’t know that I would have even pinned i have these feelings until I noticed their absence in my fitting with hester. It was really special to be dressed by a queer feminine energy that appreciated me exactly as I am. So I don’t know who is reading this and fits that bill, but just so you know there are people like me out there who are very ready for you so keep going. ⁣

    Here we are at Drag Con wearing runway designs. @hesterbyhester @besta_hesta

  •  2,341  0  11 September, 2019
  • First time at @rupaulsdragcon and felt so at home, I literally laid on the couch. p.s I love you michelle visage thank you for your hugs and loves. Outfit by the talented @besta_hesta 🌈
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    First time at @rupaulsdragcon and felt so at home, I literally laid on the couch. p.s I love you michelle visage thank you for your hugs and loves. Outfit by the talented @besta_hesta 🌈

  •  3,773  0  8 September, 2019
  • NEW YORK CITY!!!! I’m teaching a live class on September 29th for one of the best events ever, Dare to Bare, benefitting the @movemeant foundation. If you don’t know about this event - you should. It’s pretty much the lollapalooza of fitness – only everyone dons complimentary sports bras, lets their skin out, leaves their judgements at the door and encourages each other through movement. Top instructors teach classes throughout the day and your money supports the @movemeant foundation (they create body-positive middle school curriculums - among other amazing programs) ⁣
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It’s a massive event and I’ve been wanting to teach at it for years so toot toot let’s do it!!! Here’s the details: ⁣
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•Sunday, September 29th ⁣
•Union Square Park⁣
•I’ll be teaching @thebecomeproject at 11:30 am on the main stage, however, classes run all day. ⁣
•Sign up via link in bio —> NYC live class, dare to bare.⁣
•Once you click register, join any team to continue. ⁣
•You can buy a VIP pass at $100. Or a single class at $50. Reminder this is for charity and instructors are not paid, we are doing this because we want to see change in the fitness conversation! ⁣
•Side note, I know the messaging for this event is a bit gendered, but ALL GENDERS are welcome at my class!! 🎉⁣
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If there is anyone who can’t attend, but would like to sponsor a ticket for someone who can’t afford it, please email team@bethanycmeyers.com. || perfect skivvy set by @shoparq
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    Union Square Park

    NEW YORK CITY!!!! I’m teaching a live class on September 29th for one of the best events ever, Dare to Bare, benefitting the @movemeant foundation. If you don’t know about this event - you should. It’s pretty much the lollapalooza of fitness – only everyone dons complimentary sports bras, lets their skin out, leaves their judgements at the door and encourages each other through movement. Top instructors teach classes throughout the day and your money supports the @movemeant foundation (they create body-positive middle school curriculums - among other amazing programs) ⁣

    It’s a massive event and I’ve been wanting to teach at it for years so toot toot let’s do it!!! Here’s the details: ⁣

    •Sunday, September 29th ⁣
    •Union Square Park⁣
    •I’ll be teaching @thebecomeproject at 11:30 am on the main stage, however, classes run all day. ⁣
    •Sign up via link in bio —> NYC live class, dare to bare.⁣
    •Once you click register, join any team to continue. ⁣
    •You can buy a VIP pass at $100. Or a single class at $50. Reminder this is for charity and instructors are not paid, we are doing this because we want to see change in the fitness conversation! ⁣
    •Side note, I know the messaging for this event is a bit gendered, but ALL GENDERS are welcome at my class!! 🎉⁣

    If there is anyone who can’t attend, but would like to sponsor a ticket for someone who can’t afford it, please email team@bethanycmeyers.com. || perfect skivvy set by @shoparq

  •  2,719  0  4 September, 2019
  • I know I talked in my sleep all night and maybe accidentally hit you a few times and possibly yelled at you too but are you over it yet because today was pretty magical and I’m not responsible for what I’m do when I’m 😴. Luhhh youuu @nicotortorella
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    I know I talked in my sleep all night and maybe accidentally hit you a few times and possibly yelled at you too but are you over it yet because today was pretty magical and I’m not responsible for what I’m do when I’m 😴. Luhhh youuu @nicotortorella

  •  5,554  0  1 September, 2019
  • Today is #internationaldogday and this is the only kind of content I want on my feed for the next 24 hours!! 🐕 I rescued Papa from @spcatexas 7 years ago. He was a tiny little puppy, with the same size ears, trembling in the lost and found. I visited him every day for a week until he was released for adoption and never looked back. Another great rescue organization is @socialteesnyc for those considering adding a fur baby to their life.
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    Today is #internationaldogday and this is the only kind of content I want on my feed for the next 24 hours!! 🐕 I rescued Papa from @spcatexas 7 years ago. He was a tiny little puppy, with the same size ears, trembling in the lost and found. I visited him every day for a week until he was released for adoption and never looked back. Another great rescue organization is @socialteesnyc for those considering adding a fur baby to their life.

  •  2,826  0  26 August, 2019
  • This is a post about posting pressure lol. I see a lot of apologies on Instagram, “sorry everyone - I haven’t been able to post lately..” and I get it. Actually anyone with a following or trying to build a following knows this pressure all too well. ⁣
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This year, I’ve pulled back from Instagram. You all actually helped me with this after I shared a story of how a private message made me really upset. Since then, I turned off all notifications. I only post when I feel like it. I only post things I care about. I read most DM’s but I don’t respond the way I used to - this part is hard for me but helpful. And when I read comments and messages it’s at a dedicated time. I do still solely run @thebecomeproject, but that’s my biz and my way to connect with clients. ⁣
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I didn’t realize how much these practices where helping until I noticed how much easier it is for me to go five days without posting, or toss off an annoying story response. Instagram feels more chill / less important than before and it’s a really nice feeling. ⁣
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Don’t be confused by this message, I’m not saying everyone should be posting less. But i am saying we should be posting for our enjoyment / purpose / cause instead of obligation. You may not conquer the algorithm, and your following may build a little slower; but you will create a more authentic social media space while simultaneously protecting your sanity.
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    @bethanycmeyers

    This is a post about posting pressure lol. I see a lot of apologies on Instagram, “sorry everyone - I haven’t been able to post lately..” and I get it. Actually anyone with a following or trying to build a following knows this pressure all too well. ⁣

    This year, I’ve pulled back from Instagram. You all actually helped me with this after I shared a story of how a private message made me really upset. Since then, I turned off all notifications. I only post when I feel like it. I only post things I care about. I read most DM’s but I don’t respond the way I used to - this part is hard for me but helpful. And when I read comments and messages it’s at a dedicated time. I do still solely run @thebecomeproject, but that’s my biz and my way to connect with clients. ⁣

    I didn’t realize how much these practices where helping until I noticed how much easier it is for me to go five days without posting, or toss off an annoying story response. Instagram feels more chill / less important than before and it’s a really nice feeling. ⁣

    Don’t be confused by this message, I’m not saying everyone should be posting less. But i am saying we should be posting for our enjoyment / purpose / cause instead of obligation. You may not conquer the algorithm, and your following may build a little slower; but you will create a more authentic social media space while simultaneously protecting your sanity.

  •  4,043  0  26 August, 2019
  • I made up a new routine for @thebecomeproject during my time upstate (my best ones are always created in the front lawn) and this is the warm up. I’m very into this one because it works a lot of things at once. Sure the arms at the beginning are fun, but they are also great for shoulder mobility. The heel pop preps the ankles for the lunge series that follows, and in each forward fold the hamstring actively stretches. ⁣
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There are three different versions of this up for grabs, depending on what your body needs. ⁣
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Round 1: lifted heels throughout, lots of attention to balance.⁣
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Round 2: heels lift only in standing position, alignment meets balance.⁣
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Round 3: mostly grounded heels, alignment focused, PERFECT for knee aliments. ⁣
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This routine will be available for streaming on @thebecomeproject from 9.30 - 10.6 🌈 || body suit by @shethinx
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    @bethanycmeyers

    I made up a new routine for @thebecomeproject during my time upstate (my best ones are always created in the front lawn) and this is the warm up. I’m very into this one because it works a lot of things at once. Sure the arms at the beginning are fun, but they are also great for shoulder mobility. The heel pop preps the ankles for the lunge series that follows, and in each forward fold the hamstring actively stretches. ⁣

    There are three different versions of this up for grabs, depending on what your body needs. ⁣

    Round 1: lifted heels throughout, lots of attention to balance.⁣

    Round 2: heels lift only in standing position, alignment meets balance.⁣

    Round 3: mostly grounded heels, alignment focused, PERFECT for knee aliments. ⁣

    This routine will be available for streaming on @thebecomeproject from 9.30 - 10.6 🌈 || body suit by @shethinx

  •  1,422  0  21 August, 2019
  • When I was a kid my mom couldn’t keep clothes on me, so most of my childhood pictures are just me in my underwear and this is how you know some things never change.
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    When I was a kid my mom couldn’t keep clothes on me, so most of my childhood pictures are just me in my underwear and this is how you know some things never change.

  •  3,274  0  19 August, 2019