Raw, Naked and Beautiful Update

Raw, Naked and Beautiful

 

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This was the project I started earlier this year, but with travelling and moving it didn’t stay in the front of my projects.  Also trying to find locations as I don’t have a studio hasn’t always been easy to shoot mostly nudes.  Now that the weather is rainy, grey and cold well lets just say it ain’t beach weather!!

I’m shifting gears a little with the project as I am moving forward with it no matter what – it’s like my Sou’s urging, one of them, to do this – I know it is needed now more than ever with 40% of 9 year old girls either have been or on a diet and that is just in Canada…..WTH??  I think back to what I was doing at 9 years old and I was playing with dolls or out climbing trees.  I was not dieting, I was too busy out side playing to do that, it’s a big sign of how the times have changed and what is going on in our culture.

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I’ve only had the honour of shooting a handful of ladies so far, who have also shared their stories for the book that it will turn into – and the body issues, self esteem issues and even one’s relationship with food as I know many, many women struggle with this.

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I must say they are brave, bold and beautiful as I know myself personally what comes up for me when it’s time to expose my body.  It is much easier now as on purpose I have gone to the nude beach to over come any issues.  When being photographed and attention is really directed on me, I pay attention to what I am feeling and have started asking why? Why do I feel ashamed, shy or embarrassed?

Dam, I’m almost 51 years old, you would have thought I would have been over this, yet the lingering effects of disordered eating and not feeling good enough most of my life……..the programming.  Much stats with television and the commercials – which I just recently heard this and love it

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Television – Tells Lies to YOUR Vision……..

Magazines – OMG the ads in there  and I could go on!

Anyway, as my new journey begins there will be many photos and stories of beautiful women and their stories on overcoming body issues, self esteem issues and food issues.

Raw, Naked and Beautiful is not about nudity – it’s about being real, authentic and of course beautiful no matter when in the nude, bathing suit, fully dressed or anything in between – it’s not vanity or ego driven!

Everything is Energy.  These ways of living, feeling and being lower our vibration, create much self judgment, low self love and when we heal this within ourselves and can help other’s do the same we come closer to who we truly our – Energy of unconditional Love having a Human experience.

It’s time to raise the vibration within us and on our planet – the world needs us to step up and start shining our light so we can light someone close to us and keep it going so it’s bright bright bright!!

So, I so look forward to bringing photos of beautiful women and some great stories starting soon!!

 

Create that feeling within of being beautiful, empowered and full of self love!!

Jodi

xo

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Real Love

Real Love

 

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“That’s what real love amounts to – letting a person be what he really is. Most people love you for who you pretend to be. To keep their love, you keep pretending – performing. You get to love your pretence. It’s true, we’re locked in an image, an act – and the sad thing is, people get so used to their image, they grow attached to their masks. They love their chains. They forget all about who they really are. And if you try to remind them, they hate you for it, they feel like you’re trying to steal their most precious possession.”
― Jim Morrison

Hiking

Hiking

 

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Have you ever gone  hiking somewhere into the back woods or somewhere where you could connect with nature.  Have you taken some time to sit in the nude in the sun and soak up the rays, enjoying the quiet (obviously where people aren’t of course), sitting with your thoughts, being present and knowing you’re perfect just the way you are?

I did and it was fun and freeing!!

 

Jodi

xo

 

“Freedom from obsession is not about something you do; it’s about knowing who you are. It’s about recognizing what sustains you and what exhausts you. What you love and what you think you love because you believe you can’t have it.”

― Geneen Roth, Women, Food and God: An Unexpected Path to Almost Everything

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“You are imperfect, permanently and inevitably flawed. And you are beautiful.”

― Amy Bloom

 

“A cultural fixation on female thinness is not an obsession about female beauty but an obsession about female obedience.”

― Naomi Wolf

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Women Wanted

Women Wanted

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We are heading out on a road trip today.  It’s been a crazy, amazing time leading up to this moment and I’ve been so present in what I have been doing that I gave very little time to thinking about this trip – more about all of that in another post.

As we make our way down to Florida and back over a couple of months I want to connect with women who would like to have a private photo session either just for themselves or to be part of my book coming up – Raw, Naked and Beautiful.

I am looking for women who want to be part of the Conscious Feminine to share their stories of their journey of coming back to more of themselves, more love, more self love and are body proud!!!

I have been receiving messages from the women who I have been doing nude photography sessions with on how much it has furthered their journey, empowered them, healed them and more.

The more love and self love we can bring back and embody is powerful!!

It’s time to take back our power!

Are there other ways?  Of course, but this is one powerful way too, it may not speak to you but the women who have gone down the path of an eating disorder or similar, have had body issues, self esteem issues and who have bought into the lies by the advertising, media and more that we aren’t enough, nor good enough or again similar will get this!!

Please pass this on and or reach out to me as I would love to connect with you if this is resonating with you!!

 

Much Love

Jodi

Founder of the Raw, Naked and Beautiful Project

 

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