What places on your body do you hope to see differently?

I have always struggled with loving my midsection. It was never small enough, never toned enough, and even now never smooth enough. I feel the same way about my back, broad shoulders and curved hips but the lines in between were never on curve, that perfect curve that makes a woman sensual and sexy, a perfect hourglass. While I have an hourglass figure my transition in the middle is less than smooth but rippled. Finally my arms, arms should be long,
lean, and toned. Mine show no definition or toning.


How do you feel about them currently?

I am learning to be happy with who I am, it has been a long journey and I still backtrack into negative feelings. However, I know that I am not perfect and no one is and I am starting to accept that I am an individual that does not need to fall into numbers to be beautiful.


Who would you be if you really loved your body?

I would be a strong and wise woman. Someone that can show my little one that it is okay to love
every flaw and aspect of yourself. A woman that knows that each stretch mark on your skin has
a story, each scar has a learned experience, and everyone’s journey is different to how they got
there. This is the self respecting woman that I wish to become.


What hopes do you have that would arise when other people see these images? When you see these images?

That women work.
That women have children.
That women are more than numbers.
That their skin is a canvas ever changing.
That we live, love, and bring new life into the world.
That we are beautifully imperfect living individuals.


How do you react, what happens, when you see these parts of your body negatively?

I have a Love and Hate relationship with my Body.
I love my midsection because I would hold it tight at night

while I was pregnant,

I hate my midsection because it is stretched and wrinkled

from the aftermath.

Seeing myself in the mirror I am torn between the happiness I have and the flaws that I see.

I have a Love and Hate relationship with my Body.

I love my back because it is strong and broad.

I hate my back because it lacks a classical femininity

and proper s curves.

Seeing myself in the mirror I wish for the ideal female grace.

I have a Love and Hate relationship with my Body.

I love my arms because I can hold my little one close

and comfort his fears.

I hate my arms because they lack what society deems as

perfect and toned.

Seeing myself in the mirror I imagine what else I could look like,

who else I could become.

Seeing myself in the mirror I pray to wake up and look like

someone else.

Seeing myself in the mirror...

I have a Love and Hate relationship with my Body.