Who would you be if you really loved your body?
I am myself. Energetic, tomboyish, strong, direct, creative. It's important to remember the way you perceive yourself relates to how others perceive you.
What hopes do you have that would arise when other people see these images? When you see these images?
I hope they see that vulnerability is a more effective display of confidence. Acceptance is the first step.
What places on your body do you hope to see differently?
I'm comfortable in my skin now but it wasn't always the case. For many years I hid my voluptuous figure because I believed it would stall the street harassment I experienced on a daily basis. Over the years I've made peace with the vehicle I was given and have now made it a mission to show the world that this female body is the host to intellectual ideas, capable of greatness, and the home to a kind caring soul. My body appears sensual, but I'm not here for anyone's sexual objectification.
How do you feel about them currently?
I love my body. I am at peace. Just trying to maintain positivy to help carry put my commands.
How do you react, what happens, when you see these parts of your body negatively?
If someone makes a comment about the things I'm sensitive to, like my breast of my figure, I just remind them that it's not public spectacle.
When I see young women with voluptuous figures my only concern is whether or not they are wearing a properly fitting bra to take the weight off their back. In NYC we have boutiques such as Linda's who will size you properly. I almost cried the first time I wore a properly fitting bra. The relief from the pain brought tears to my eyes and I was so happy to finally found a bra that gave me proper support.