Introduce yourself! Who are you? My name is Roxy Earle. I’m a TV personality, body positive activist and fashion designer.
Did you always know what you wanted to do as a career? Yes! I wanted to be the CEO of my own fashion company. Even as a little girl this was my dream to make everyone love the clothes and skin they are in.
Were you scared to start the process? My whole life and career I have taken big risks and for the most part they have paid off. But you will never succeed if you don’t try and with failure also comes success.
What is one thing no one really knows about you? Before my social media life, I had a successful career in marketing & advertising. I have always paved my own way.
What’s the best advice you’ve ever received? You can never truly be great unless you are being yourself.
What would you say to 16 year old you? Don’t waste your youth fretting about your insecurities, go out and enjoy your life!
Have you ever had anyone doubt you? How did that make you feel? The more you succeed, the more people hate you or have opinions about you. I have learnt to block this noise out.
What message do you think every woman should hear? Your size does not define your worth #mysizerox
Have you always had confidence in yourself? Yes, it was instilled from a young age. My role models (mom and aunt) were confident and always told me I was beautiful.
What do you love most about yourself? How big my heart is.
Do you remember a specific time you overcame adversity? I have had so many obstacles in my life. Every time I overcame a difficult situation it made me stronger and ready to tackle the next.
What is the biggest lesson you’ve learned along the way? No matter what you have to keep going. Life isn’t always perfect but it’s what you make of it that counts.
What motivates you most? Knowing that I touch the lives of my followers, drives everything I do.
How do you manage your work-life balance? Self-care is very important to me. I take the time to be with family, my dog and to exercise.
What do you do on a daily basis to grow and move forward? Every day I take the time to connect with my followers, it’s a great reminder that there is good on social media. My followers share stories with me and my audience that they might not have otherwise shared. It is a reminder to keep going.
Do you have a mentor? If so, what did they teach you? I don’t think mentorship needs to be so formal. I learn and grow on a daily basis from the people that are in my life. It could be someone in my audience who is inspiring. I think I learn something new every day which is important to me. Without learning there is no growth.
What is one thing people would be surprised to hear about you? I can go many days without make up and unwashed hair.
If you weren’t doing the job you have now, what would you be doing? I would be a marketing and advertising executive.
Who is your biggest role model? Why? My parents. It sounds cliché but I have learned so much from them about how to live life on my own terms. I never felt that I had to conform to anything, they gave me the opportunities to explore who I wanted to be.
Where do you find inspiration? For my fashion thru travelling. It’s an eye opener to see other how other cultures live and adapt. It is inspiring to say the least and you live to learn without all the things you think you need in life.
What are your biggest passions? Making the fashion industry inclusive. I want to change the way the world sees women. Somehow a size 2 became the average when in reality most women are a size 12-14.
Born and raised in Toronto, Roxy Earle parlayed her passion for marketing into a stellar career with Ogilvy and American Express. Her dedicated work at these institutions garnered several Canadian Marketing Awards and a Cannes Lion. She was then cast on the show The Real Housewives of Toronto; this opportunity gave her the stepping stone to build a business with a major shift and new meaning to the “plus-size” world. Earle is bringing empowerment to women of all shapes and sizes.
Her confidence has helped break down social barriers and has given a voice to a large group of women who deserve to be heard. She continues to promote, collaborate and celebrate trends toward inclusive sizing and growing confidence.
Her work also includes campaigns and activations for Canadian Tire, Amazon, Columbia Sportswear, and several other global brands. Presently, Roxy is writing a children’s book series for young girls and planning her first experiential women empowerment event called “Camp Roxy” which will debut in 2020.