Let's drop everything to address a serious question: are we worth even a moment of your time?
The reason I put it this way - you won't want to be following us if we're not a good fit when it comes to how we see the world. So let me be crystal clear and state for the record once again:
Ojiioma is NOT for someone who likes high-compression shapewear.
We don’t like it, I don't like it, and if doctors* don’t like it either then that’s saying something.
And the other thing we don't like is the media's idea of a woman's "ideal" body type - unless you’re genetically blessed, obtaining it must become an obsessive focus which isn't realistic when you've got a family to take care of, or you're busy with life!
Yes, setting time aside to exercise is definitely recommended (I love spin classes myself!) but many women are struggling to conform to this standard that harms mental health and self-image - which is why Ojiioma shapewear NEVER squeezes or contorts the wearer’s body, and we certainly don’t promote or play into this unjust ideal!
We might not like high-compression shapewear and the media’s idea of an ideal body, but we LOVE black-owned businesses a lot!
The mainstream companies don't understand us as well as WE do, so there's no better advocate than US!
I'll continue to share what Ojiioma stands for in coming posts.
Thanks, and if you've made it this far I'm assuming we've got a lot of beliefs in common!
*Just how bad is constrictive shapewear? Dr John Kuemmerle, a gastroenterologist, has stated that constrictive shapewear can worsen acid reflux, heartburn, cause gas or bloating, and even provoke episodes of incontinence.
Dr Karen Erickson, a chiropractor, mirrors much of the above and also has stated that tingling, numbness, and pain can occur through a condition called “meralgia paresthetica” where a nerve in your thigh is compressed through overly tight shapewear, pants, or pantyhose. Or in other words, even more reasons NOT to wear highly compressive shapewear!