My private facebook group started with my boudoir business.
But - I also know that not all of you will ever end up in front of my camera.
So I wanted to make this group a place where ALL women, not just my clients, could come and read something inspiring, or find a quote that resonates with them.
I wanted it to be a place where women could come and feel safe KNOWING that there are other women who will support you and lift you up.
I think it has become that...and more.
It has become a place that I have found peace.
It has become a place that women write me about.
It has become a spot in women's lives that feels safe.
A bit of a safe haven from all the mental pollution we endure ...out there.
And as the group and my business has grown..I have noticed something undeniable..
EMPOWERMENT IS CONTAGIOUS!
When I started my journey into boudoir photography, I was not aware that in this work I would find..
I know that when I started this...
I wanted to show women how beautiful THEY were.
I wanted to show them that how they see themselves alot of the times-is not how others see them.
I wanted to awaken the inner rebel in a woman.
I wanted to light a fire.
I wanted to make them FEEL themselves.
It was all about THEM.
I just wasn't aware of what would happen to ME.
To be honest...I never once thought about how any of this would change or affect me...
It never dawned on me.
I wasn't aware that by simply empowering other women to love themselves...would spark a fire in my soul.
By encouraging others to love themselves,honor their bodies and own their sexuality....
I have awakened a different woman in my heart
I have learned about the power of the ripple effect.
I have learned that ...
by speaking words of empowerment..others will be empowered.
I have learned that..
by seeing truth in others...you will see truth in yourself.
I have learned that...
by simply loving others...you will learn to love yourself.
Its the simple act of defiance...against negativity.
By doing this...she emerged.
A new rebel, for a new war.
Rebellion is nothing new to me.
But- for most of my life-
I did alot of rebelling against my self and my body.
I spent alot of time engaging in a conversation with myself that was NOT healthy.
I literally rebeled against myself and my mind.
But this...this is different.
This is real rebellion.
This battle is a battle for your life.
Its for inner peace and truth.
And THIS battle...
this battle is won daily.
Its won by rebelling against my own thoughts and unfounded feelings.
It's won everytime i silence my doubts.
Its won each time I see face me fears and set an example..
It creates power.
and THAT...causes a ripple effect.
By being empowered...
you encourage other women and young girls to rebel against:
And THAT is true rebellion.
That is winning the WAR.