Because I’m taking control of the way I see myself in photos
Because I love going for photo walks and taking that space for myself
Because I’m redefining my relationship to beauty, on my terms
Because it is playful and lets a part of myself out that otherwise is often contained
Because capturing the twirl of a skirt or a light flare feels like magic to me
Because I am chubby and I don’t want people to believe you need a certain body type to take self-portraits
Because I am telling an ongoing, ever-evolving visual story
Because I know how it feels to not feel free in your body and to be told your body is wrong
Because it makes me slow down during my day and notice the world around me
Because I don’t want to be absent from the visual story of my life
Because I want people to be inspired to turn the camera on themselves
Because it is me, showing up for myself
Because I can look back and see my life through photos, with me in them
Because it is not vain to take your own photo. It is a tool to untangle negative stories and transform them into new empowered ones!
Oh…and if you’re craving to explore seeing yourself with kindness through your camera & explore self-portraiture, join me for Be Your Own Beloved!