What places on your body do you hope to see differently?
My breasts have been a thing for me. In the past, I’ve had this idea of how breast “should” look, and mine do not look that way due to unhealthy, rapid weight gain and loss over the years. I love my body though , I have learned to love it at every stage. All I ever want to see is my body as healthy and hydrated as possible.
How do you feel about them currently?
Currently I am content with my breast, i know that in the future they will be used as a tool to nurish and feed my children and that makes me very happy.
How do you react, what happens, when you see these parts of your body negatively?
The only time I would see my body negatively is if i'm feeling mentally and/or emotionally unhealthy, so if that happens i immediately do something to get my mind right , like yoga, meditation, affirmations, reading.
Who would you be if you really loved your body?
Me. I really Love my body. It took many years to arrive here but I reallyy Love me as a whole.
What hopes do you have that would arise when other people see these images? When you see these images?
I would love to evoke a feeling of confidence and relaxation. I am perfect and beautiful, the knowledge of this feels wonderful. I want all people to feel that when they look at their bodies.
by Bunmi Assata
There is a young girl residing in me begging me to accept her as is , asking me to hold her, to love her
This child needs me and I am here.
Finally, I am here.
At every stage
Every step of the way
Enough time spent in the mirror. I know me. I see me.
I can love me without looking. I can love me with no judgments.
my body a temple of secrets, untouched thoughts
lies and truths that lay below my skin and pump through my veins
my body touched by hands of lovers touched by those unwanted
touched in the name of lust touched in the name of sin
held in the name of love
my body unfolding
making amends with my mind
asking my soul for forgiveness
finding peace on my finger tips
asking me to stay
lord my body