It’s all about positive vibes with Shivani. Read on & learn more about one of the newest faces of #AerieREAL! Image3 What makes you #AerieREAL? As I’ve gotten older, I’ve learned to embrace my flaws and love myself for what makes me different. For example, I have scoliosis, which is a spinal condition that a lot of girls have that basically just means that my spine isn’t straight. I used to really hate it, but I’ve learned to really love it because it makes me different. Lover or fighter? I think you have to be a little bit of both in order to succeed in this life. What’s your guilty pleasure? Romantic comedies. What are you currently listening to? I’ve been listening to a lot of Childish Gambino lately. SP1Images_28 Favorite thing about spring? My favorite thing about spring is in the morning, when you wake up and the air is really, really fresh. What makes you really laugh? Shows like The Daily Show, Last Week Tonight, John Oliver, John Stewart. I really like political satire and I think it’s very important to laugh at yourself. If you could go anywhere in the world, where would it be? I would really love to go to Thailand, Indonesia, that sort of area that’s beautiful but also very spiritual. SP1Images_29How did you feel when you found out you wouldn’t be retouched? Initially the idea of no retouching was very foreign to me and made me feel very insecure. But my second thought was: finally! Finally somebody is saying that we shouldn’t be changing women’s bodies with Photoshop. We should just be taking the image and putting it up because that’s real and that’s what it is. What body positive message do you want to share with other girls? Not just a body positivity message but an overall life positivity message: everyone’s journey is different, and instead of competing with and comparing yourself to people, it’s better to figure out how we can all make each other better. What’s one thing the world needs more of? The world needs more compassion, in the sense that we all need to realize that we’re all the same. Literally, biologically, we all came from the same place, so  

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