Bloom Freely Self-Care Session: Body Love with Keynote Jes Baker

this project will unfold like flowers - at it's own pace and in harmony with the seasons. 

The Bloom Freely Co is a self-care focused brand that aims to cultivate spaces to #bloomfreely. As of now, this space looks like a thematic session that consists of a keynote speaker, a journaling workshop, and guided yoga and meditation.

Follow the journey and get some self-care inspo on the Bloom Freely Instagram.


Jes Baker is a Tucson blogger and author who is on a mission to turn our society's concept of beauty on its oppressive head as she knows for a FACT that every person in this world is worthy of respect and feeling valued regardless of their size, shape, shade, sex, ability, gender, age or health records. Jes’ blog covers a mixture of subjects ranging from the delightful to the uncomfortable. These topics include but are not limited to: notes on the hazardous journey of body acceptance, how to take boudoir photos, rape culture, reasons why you should get a million kittens, equality, feminism rants, why you don't have to be everyone's best friend, and general empowerment. Mostly, Jes just wants The Militant Baker to be a place in the blogosphere that offers fresh and colorful perspective on what is presented as normal to those immersed in our gender bent, body loathing society. She believes in the importance of body autonomy, ALL CAPS, self-love, mental health, strong coffee, and even stronger language.

Host: Jocelyn Valencia, JRECOGNIZE

Brand: The Bloom Freely Co, a JRECOGNIZE production

Keynote: Jes Baker, The Militant Baker

Yoga Instructor: Emma is a native Tusconan who is passionate about taking action towards healing embodied trauma and supporting social justice for all. She completed Yoga Oasis' 200hr RYT training in 2015, and has taught numerous hatha, beginner and gentle classes over the past 2 years. She also became a recognized All Bodies Rise Yoga teacher in 2016 through the mentorship program offered by Jeniffer Zimmerman, and absolutely adores teaching her weekly class!

Studio: Creative Tribe

Photographer: Julianne Capati