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You know those people that make an impact on you the moment you connect with them? The ones that get you right in the feels and are so passionate you can’t help but be passionate, too?

That’s Kortney Olson, and that is exactly how you feel when you connect to her. I love her confidence, her drive, how real and raw she is on her social media, and the example she sets for others. She’s an overcomer, like me and like a lot of us, and she has used her past to catapult her into a place where she can motivate and inspire others.

The moment I learned about her mission for empowering women I wanted to support her, and I did….initially starting out by supporting her clothing line, GRRRL Clothing. Those who follow me on social media or attend my fitness classes know that my favorite leggings and shorts come from GRRRL…..have you ever seen a more Kate-tastic style of legging than these? They are incredible quality…look super badass….and they stay up when I squat, jump, run, lunge….you name it….my fellow big booty girls know this can be a real struggle. So if you ever see a pair of really bomb ass leggings and want to know where they are from, you should most likely check the GRRRL site first.

Back to the real point of this blog…..my girl Kortney, who I asked to help me out by writing a blog on a campaign she is currently running that has an incredible meaning and purpose. I’m so thankful for her to be a guest on this blog, and I’m excited for you to learn more about her and support her incredible cause!

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Make sure you follow Kortney @kortney_olson

{A Message from Kortney}

Hello All.

I’m so jacked up right now, I’m not even sure where to start this blog. There is so much to say, to share, and to explain, I feel like my heart and my eyes are going to explode out of my body. And no, don’t worry… I’ve been clean off of meth since 2007. Keh!?

The problem we’re going to run up against is that the average person will spend no more than 5 minutes to read a blog. I guarantee this will probably take you closer to 20. However, if you’re tired of the world sucking, and fear the future and where we are heading as a human race, I suggest you read the f**k on (you’re welcome grandma for the **).

Most of you reading this will know a fair bit about GRRRL Clothing, and where our vision and mission derived from, who I am as the MFCEO, and what our BIG picture is as a brand. But my HOPE is that all of you who know, will SHARE THIS SHIT from sea to shinning sea. Because we are at a crossroads as to wether or not we can sustain the growth level we have, and how soon we can start implementing the bigger projects we want to tackle and take head on.

So let me start out with some background:

My name is Kortney Olson, and I’m the (MF)CEO of GRRRL Clothing. I say “MF” because ’girls aren’t supposed to curse’. In fact, girls aren’t supposed to do a lot of things: Like sleep around as they please (by choice), lift heavy weights, have personal rights and freedom to their bodies, get an education, be in business, always be smiling, etc x100000.
I’d like to say I’m ”kind of a big deal”. I’ve been crowed as the ‘woman with the world’s deadliest thighs’ by THE Stan Lee (creator of Marvel comics), and have a wrap sheet of cool accomplishments. But this blog isn’t about me. I’m a recovered drug addict and alcoholic, so everything sometimes still tends to evolve around me, and being the center of attention because I’m still a self-seeking little shit due to my childhood.

BUT, as a person who grew up absolutely HATING her body (primarily her legs) to such a point that I used drugs and alcohol to change the way I felt about my body (which resulted in me being diagnosed with depression, an eating disorder, and a full blown drug addict/alcohol as well as having had experienced a rape by my boxing mentor at the age of 17), PLEASE BELIEVE I’M ON A MISSION TO CHANGE THE WORLD.
If you want the full story of my story, we’re about to release our professionally produced documentary called “GRRRL: Beauty is the Beast” as soon as the premiere is over during our live annual event in Las Vegas April 28th. (Standby for more info on this shortly)
To sum all of the backstory up, due to a certain chain of events (and they’re pretty interesting events that involve me being labeled an “ex fetish porn star” by the Australian media… leading me to my 1st “waking up moment” in life after realising how the media is owned by only 6 corporations world wide, and all syndicated… again- that’s a blog in and on its own), I was prompted by my higher power (God- whatever you want to call “it”), to create a program for teenage girls called “Kamp Konfidence”, where we taught the “5 habits, lessons and principles” that lead to the development of self love. The aim was to teach these girls all of basic things I wish I had been taught in school.
It was a 2 day/2 night wellness retreat, where the girls learned everything from self defense, nutrition, fitness, journaling(personal development), body acceptance, meditation and the effects of stress, to assertiveness training, self belief and how the mind works, to cyber safety.

Throughout the entire weekend, we slowly got the girls onboard in seeing how we are programmed by society to see each other competition and work against each other as females, hence why we are held back as a gender. After nearly 2.5 years, we had 62 girls who successfully graduated, and went from self harming, bullying, severe Low self esteem, to having new best friends, and shining.

Well, what happened after they got home? The tools started to fade, and old patterns started to reappear. Although we had life Long impact on these girls, we started to realise it was the mothers we need to be talking to. We also learned that we needed some kind of funding to grow the business, and some women that knew what the hell they were doing in that regard. Myself and my team were great at changing lives, but shit at building a business. I even tried my hand at network marketing though Isagenix, thinking this was how I was going to fund Kamp Konfidence. #EpicFail

It just so happened that one of my partners got pregnant, and we had to put the program down. Well, a girl’s gotta keep moving right? In the downtime, I embarked on creating a weekend retreat for women that was similar to Kamp Konfidence, called “UnKonditional Self Love for Mum”. It started out by offering a $47 half day workshop to mothers called “The 7 Steps To Nurishing Your Mother/Daughter Relationship”. I worked on this business for 5 months, then decided that yet, once again, I was only going to be reaching 8-10 females every other weekend in little old Gold Coast Australia, and asked my higher power to guide me into what was “next”.

A few months later, GRRRL Clothing was born.

It’s been amazing. We are a clothing line created off of a WHY, not created to sell cool shit. By this point you probably know who we are, and what we do. If not, take one look at our website and you’ll see. No photoshop or airbrushing, all body types/colors (although we’re working on expanding the color part… again, another blog in and on its own) and we do NOT use traditional sizing. Dope right? We have women:
-leaving abusive relationships
-wearing shorts for the first time in 20 years
-finding alternative ways out of suicide (we have a closed group on facebook that has worked magic, legit wizardry shit)
-etc x100000

Now, 2.5 years into trading, we’re growing so rapidly because EVERYONE GET’S WHAT WE’RE DOING! They’re (you’re) onboard with this notion that if the female energy isn’t lifted up, we’re doomed as a human race.

So to get over this next hurdle of growth, we’ve launched an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign (crowdfunding works by you buying stuff from us, called “perks” and that money goes towards our growth without having to give up a % of our company to venture capitalists who only care about numbers). Plus, network marketing was clearly too hard, so lets instead choose to launch a GLOBAL CLOTHING LINE WITH ZERO CAPITAL AND AT THE SAME TIME SPEND OUR ENTIRE MARKETING BUDGET SPONSORING HOLLY HOLM A FEW WEEKS BEFORE SHE BEAT RHONDA ROUSSEY IN THE BIGGEST UPSET IN UFC HISTORY…. but hey, sometimes The Universe has “a plan”…
Not only that, lets launch an ONLINE BRAND WITH NO TRADITIONAL SIZES, and THEN shortly after our first year of trading, organise and launch our first annual event in a country we’re not even based in! (GL17) Which I’ll let you know nearly bankrupted us. BUT, so many women had their lives changed, we decided, WHY OF COURSE LETS DO THAT SHIT AGAIN! (GL18)

OH, AND THEN RIGHT AFTER THAT, LETS DECIDE TO PRODUCE A FULL-FLEDGE HD PROFESSIONAL DOCUMENTARY TO HELP CHANGE THE WORLD. OH, AND I KNOW!!!!! LET’S PREMIER IT DURING THIS SECOND ANNUAL EVENT JUST TO MAKE IT MORE DIFFICULT TO MANAGE AND ORCHESTRATE WITH NEXT TO ZERO CASHFLOW. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! They say it takes “crazy” people to change the world. So bring that SHIT ON (sorry grandma, that one needed emphasis).

Now, let me explain what this campaign is all about.

So, GL18 is our second annual event in Las Vegas. Think of it as a Kamp Konfidence, but for grown women (and 11 years and older). An all female empowerment event where we blow the lid off of everything. You can view the agenda here:
http://www.grrrl.com/live/live.

So not only are we trying to run a global clothing line with 4 distribution centers, (which should have a staff of about 20-30 people as is) but now we’re putting on our second annual life changing event, rolling out a documentary, then doing a road show (a mini ‘grrrl live’ aka GL18…. GL= grrrl live, 18 = the year it’s going down) in September and October in the region that helps us raise the most amount of money to back our brand.
Because as you may have gathered by now, this brand isn’t about selling clothing line. The clothing is just the flag we fly so we can identify one another, because when you see another grrrl in the street, you KNOW that that’s your Sister. ALL FOR ONE AND ONE FOR ALL!

So as far as the campaign goes, you’ll see all sorts of different stuff.

If you’re a person who doesn’t wear ‘women’s active wear’, that’s totally cool.
You can buy a trucker hat, buy a fridge magnet of me choking out donald trump (love or hate him, the magnet is f**king funny), spend $20 to bring our road show to your town during the month of September and October of this year (free empowerment event for females, where I’ll also make myself available to the public for younger girls to become grrrls and for my fan boys who want me to sign their tits), sponsor a female to attend GL18 and change a life forever, be the naming right sponsor for the entire event, come train with me in Abu Dhabi (and Trish Cadden… amazing legend) and spend a week with me all to yourself for 6 hours a day, OR you can buy the “self love success academy” online, which is straight out of Kamp Konfidence. The next blog I write will be specifically what the SLSA is: the what, where, how and why around how it works.
If you ARE a person that wears ‘women active wear’, you can run with all of the above, as well as get some of the raddest, highest quality leggings at a cheap AF price! And not only that, the leggings come with a choice of a digital program from MY MASS LEG or ARM building program which is normally $99 a level! Because in the new world, we’re encouraging women to GO FOR GAINS. TAKE UP SPACE. OCCUPY SPACE. NO LONGER WILL WE SHUT UP, SHRINK, OR BACK DOWN!

I’m not talking about burn your bra, and fuck the world- I’m talking about real equality where we listen to understand, not listen to be right. We learn tools and skills to be respected, revered members of society. A world where our bodies are safe, on the streets, in the media, and at home.

So…. with that being said, start doing some research, and understand that we are leading the front lines of a revolution of women and girls waking up everywhere to realise that our worth is not equated to the exterior of our bodies. That we can do, be, say, and act however we damn well please. That we are not each other’s competition. And that a brand new world lies in front of us. We want to co-create, collaborate with other female Brand’s who are down to ride, and help build this massive platform in which we call the #grrrlarmy for those who’ve taken the pledge to understand what it is we’re aiming to achieve.

Beyond clothing, we have some goals that are pretty next level, and will be a blog in and on its own, yet once again.

Thank you for reading, and please share the F**K out of this.

Love,
MFCEO
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Can you feel the passion this woman has for her mission? I’m so proud of her and to be a part of the GRRRL Army. I’ve already supported The Self Rebellion Project, which has FIVE days left before the campaign closes. The cause is amazing, the swag is dope, and you can check it out by clicking HERE! Bet you can’t guess what items I got!!!!!!

I had a few additional questions for Kortney….questions I thought would help you better understand the importance of her mission of women empowerment and The Self Love Rebellion Project. Here’s what she had to say:

KK: If you could describe GRRRL in only one word, what would it be?
KO: REVOLUTIONARY

KK:What is the one thing you are most proud of accomplishing since starting GRRRL?
KO: THE SISTERHOOD

KK: What female(s) do you look up to and admire the most and why?
KO: WOMEN LIKE SHARYL ATTKISSON AND JEAN KILBOURNE . THEY’VE BEEN EXPOSING THE TRUTH BEHIND MEDIA AND ADVERTISING FOR A LONG TIME. AND MY GRANDMOTHER. SHE’S MADE IT THROUGH SOME INCREDIBLY DIFFICULT LIFE EXPERIENCES SUCH AS MY GRANDFATHER DYING A SLOW LONG DEATH FROM A BRAIN TUMOUR TO HER HOUSE EXPLODING WHEN A PG&E NATURAL GAS PIPE BLEW ACROSS THE STREET FROM HER HOUSE. SHE’S NEARLY 88 AND SHE’S MORE AGILE AND ACTIVE THAN MOST ADULTS I KNOW. I’VE NEVER HEARD HER TALK BADLY ABOUT ANOTHER WOMEN (EXCEPT POLITICIANS HAHA!) OR COMPLAIN ABOUT HER CHALLENGES.

KK:How can someone get involved with your campaign?
KO:BUY THE SELF LOVE SUCCESS ACADEMY. IT’S LIFE CHANGING AND WILL HELP CHANGE THE WORLD

KK:If a young woman is reading this that needs to feel empowered is reading this, what is your message to her?
KO: YOU ARE BORN PERFECT. THE WORLD IS NOT WHAT YOU THINK IT IS, WHATSOEVER. WE HAVE A DOCUMENTARY COMING OUT MAY 15TH THAT WILL HELP YOU UNDERSTAND THIS. I PROMISE YOU, EVERYTHING IS ABOUT TO SHIFT.

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I take the pledge. You should, too. 

Kortney, thanks for being a guest writer on my blog! I am so excited for your campaign, for GRRRL, and for all the women out there who are gaining strength and confidence through your work! I’m so proud to support you!

And because it has to be said…..in case you missed the mention, Kortney has one talent that is INSANE. She can crush a watermelon with her thighs. Don’t believe me? Watch this video:

All I’m saying is…..when Schwarzenegger is taking a selfie of your watermelon talents, you know you are next level Bad Ass.

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Photos courtesy of Kortney Olson

Here’s to a successful finish to The Self Love Rebellion!

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