Raw, Naked and Beautiful
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.
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.
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
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!!