#repost from the unfailingly awe inspiring @katsecor to commemorate last night’s stunning super blood wolf moon. Her reflection is so powerful and personally relevant to me right now... I hope it resonates with you too🙏🏼✨ #beyourcreature#selfcompassion#strongwomanarebeautiful#positiveselftalk#getthatsungirl ☀️
I’m lying on the beach, soaking up the sun overhearing a pair of women talking to each other.
One women is talking about herself, “I am a whale, look how fat and gross I am!” She is showing her friend pictures of other people comparing herself to them, putting herself down, and shaming herself.
It’s sad to hear.
This woman is beautiful.
It’s a harsh reminder that we need to be kinder to ourselves. We need to be more mindful of what we say to ourselves and how we treat ourselves.
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She refuses to shy away from the unfamiliar. She continuously pushes past the edge of her comfort zone. Because she’s learned that the best things happen on the other side of fear—that’s where the good stuff is, that’s where LIFE is, that’s where GROWTH is, that’s where JOY is. 💚💚💚💚💚💚
Unedited. 🦋 I am a boudoir photographer. Yet I feel like there is so much more that cannot be encapsulated into that title. I document seasons. Women transformed. Women in metamorphosis. This is why I named my collection for women Mariposa, which is Spanish for butterfly... it is effeminate to sit or perch, to pause. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
In this busy world... to pause. To ruminate on the journey.
To be honest.. some days it feels like hypocrisy to try to encourage women to find this love when I am struggling to find it too. Just because I empower a woman and push them towards self-love, doesn't mean it comes easily to me. My chrysalis is just as dark as hers. Even so, I remember that all women are in different stages of change, trying not to compare where we were yesterday, last year or next year. Just trying to exist in the now, trying to learn to love ourselves as we are... today. Pausing... to find loving arms for ourselves.
A photographer took photos for me in my studio so I could show edited vs. unedited. That Photoshop is like makeup - when used properly it accentuates the canvas that is already there... but when overdone, can falsify the beauty underneath. What we do as artists matters. It matters in how women perceive themselves. It matters in how we are activists for women with real bodies, real scars, real lines, real cellulite ... authenticity. It doesn't mean I ban Photoshop. Doesn't mean I throw out my make-up. Just means I am learning to say 'I love you' to an unedited version of myself. The veins, lines and scars... they are all the waters and lands I've crossed on the wings of my journey. This body of 42 years grew two babies, sustained arms that held them, shed many skins. Bodies are incredible, and beautifully imperfect.
I'm not competing with any woman or any version of the woman I was before, I accept myself here and now. I celebrate all women because we all face the same demons of doubt, fear & judgment. The shift starts with those who refuse to fit into a societal box that tells us a copy is better than the unedited original. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
SOOC: Anderson Photography
Went to the gym tonight and I feel really good. I notice that my frustrations aren’t the same as they used to be in the gym. I used to be frustrated that I could see immediate results. Tonight I took my time and watched my form and challenged my body to be strong and get stronger.
I spent a lot of time scared of going to the gym because I was scared it would lead me down a bad path. I still need to check myself, but I feel really fucking good about how in control I was tonight.
Get rid of the shit that’s taking up valuable space.
And quit shutting out the abundance that is trying to manifest in your life.
Surrender to this nonstop cycle of newness.
It’s here to BENEFIT US.
INVITE change into your life. Into your being.
Pretty soon you’ll start to have a different life experience than the one you’ve been having DAY AFTER DAY.
It’s that simple.
Maybe, for you, it won’t take an entire lifetime to figure it out.
Plucked one of the roses for this photo from my birthday boquet!~ (courtesy of my bf) (∗´꒳`)
I didn’t post on my birthday but I wanted to thank all you sweet little angels for the lovely birthday wishes!~ úwù♥️
I get anxious around my birthday because historically, I’ve had pretty bad luck on my birthday! I even broke my arm one year!!
BUT! This year was pretty freaking great! I made sugar free candies strawberries, went roller skating, and enjoyed a feast with my family!🍓♥️
Anyone else enjoy low key birthdays or is it just me?🙇🏼♀️♥️
♡ Top: Target
♡ Skirt: Handmade by Me
♡ Belt: Bought in Korea
♡ Beret: Party Store
♡ Barrettes: Amazon
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Tomando um café enquanto observo pessoas despreparadas condenando o ~sobrepeso~ e esquecendo de condenar o cigarro, a bebida alcoólica, os maus hábitos de sono, o sedentarismo...
Entendam: existem interesses político-econômicos no discurso biomédico que condena a gordura e exalta a magreza. O “sobrepeso” não provoca metade do dano que essas outras coisas que citei aí em cima provocam e, mesmo assim, o babado de sempre é achar que vai morrer mais cedo por ser mais pesado.
Saiam dessa! 🤷♀️
𝓵𝓸𝓿𝓮 𝔂𝓪 𝓫𝓸𝓭𝔂 🖤
I know it's hard. I know you're not where you want to be yet. I know that sometimes you want to give up. But just keep practicing. Just like kindness, honestly, generosity, and patience... 𝓵𝓸𝓿𝓮 takes practice 🌹
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Botox, lip injections, hair extensions.. You’re lookin’ at them right here 💋⠀
And yet, I most definitely AM #selflove#bodypositive#authentic#real because who I am with them and without, Is the same person.⠀
Esthetic procedures as such are becoming the norm for our society both men and women, which is why I wanted to bullet point a few ESSENTIAL “check-ins” to ask yourself before making a big decision to make changes to your appearance:⠀
1. Is this decision rooted in love or in self-hatred?⠀
2. Do you own your beauty, body and skin as is?⠀
3. If someone were to ask, would you lie and say you didn’t get anything done?⠀
4. Do you think making changes to your face, hair, and body will make your more wanted, more worthy?⠀
5. Is doing this ever going to be enough for you to love yourself?⠀
Are you EVER going to be enough for yourself naked, bare faced, with your nothing to cover your insecurities?⠀
And if you are still in a good place after checking in with yourself, MAKE SURE you are going to people who know what they are doing.⠀
Lips, Botox, and microneedling: @hydratemecolumbus
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