What is your star sign?
What do you do?
The question is what don't I do. I am a full time PhD student, former teacher, community organizer and freelance model.
How did you discover FIGS?
INSTAGRAM! Oh, the beauty of social media. Someone I was following was wearing FIGS and I started following FIGS and the page is like a slice of happiness, softness, comfort and strength.
What does femininity mean to you?
Authentic, unapologetic, intersectional, soft power, being able to live and exist freely, support and love (as in loving myself).
Do you feel underwear and sexual expression are connected?
OMG yesssss! I wear sexy pieces, comfortable pieces and whatever else for myself! When I put on pieces I am confident in, I feel good and unstoppable. There is not a lace thong or g string that can compare to the feeling I get when I put on my favorite pair of men's Calvin Klein briefs. They make me feel capable and not self conscious. It is funny how clothes, lingerie and undies can give you a boost when you are feeling down. When I am in the weeds my go to is to always make sure I put on some cute panties with a matching bra that day. It is an instant boost for me and it makes me feel sexy!
Describe an activity you see yourself wearing FIGS for...
Well, now I own two sets of FIGS undies and bras and my favorite activity to wear them for are slow Saturdays and Sundays...a slow cup of tea, cooking a yummy breakfast and just cuddling with my dog. The pieces make me feel comfortable and beautiful when I am slowing down from the chaos of the world.
If you were to give advice to a younger you - what would it be?
I would tell myself, "It is okay to be your whole self because your authenticity and living fully are necessary for your survival. That you should not compromise for others because in the end you have to live with yourself and for yourself." I have had to learn this the hard way but I learned and now I feel like my light cannot be dimmed because this is ALL ME!
You can follow the magical Maureen on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/williethewayfarer/
Maureen is wearing the Ellie Panty in Oat & Coral SHOP HERE
& the Lola Bra in Oat & Coral SHOP HERE