Thank you for giving me the opportunity to take part in this wonderful experience and indeed to be included as part of your current project. I too well understand and appreciate the challenges with body image and the difficulties associated with trying to love the body that you have.
As a mother, the day-to-day burden of worrying about what you wear, what you look like, and whether you can comfortably get through the day without feeling self-conscious is exhausting.
After having experienced this photo shoot with you, I now realise that I am certainly not alone. Your own personalised journey and your new outlook on life has made me think differently. This project is both an opportunity to explore no doubt the vast majority of women who have anxieties about their bodies and indeed an opportunity to assist those who can attempt to revaluate the way they see themselves and to remove how they think others evaluate them.
Although awkward at first to ‘model’ in front of a camera, you made me relax, feel comfortable and just enjoy the natural everyday person that I am. I thoroughly enjoyed myself and having now seen the moments you captured, I do appreciate that I am just me, no one else. Newspapers, magazines, television, and media the like, show you what you want to see in you. I know that whilst I can still admire and cherish those who have ‘got it all’, I can also look at me and see what I need to just accept and love about myself. Sure, we can all work a little harder and do things to improve ourselves, but all that is within reach and reason. We need to accept our genetic make-up and be the healthiest we can be. A healthy mind, body and soul = happiness.
I can still honestly say that whilst I am not completely there yet, to love and accept what I see, but I’m certainly going to try.
Thank you Sarah for this lovely opportunity, I trust that your generosity to use your talent to help others find their ‘happy body place’ will not go unrewarded. Bless you."
❤️ This is what makes this project worthwhile. Thank you so much Rebecca for being apart of this, and for sharing your incredible journey!