The Powerful Story That Inspired 1 Woman to Fight Childhood Obesity

In the midst of a career in TV production, Aeshia Devore Branch found herself burned out from long hours and yearning for a change. When memories of intense childhood bullying for her deep skin tone resurfaced, she instantly realized it was time to make a drastic turn in her career. Drawing motivation from the barrier-breaking work of former First Lady Michelle Obama, Aeshia founded Pretty Girls Sweat to make teen girls' lives more active and help them understand the true beauty in their differences. Watch the video above to learn more about her company's mission, and feel inspired to follow what moves you, too.

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