Seven years in the making
Six weeks of planning
Seven models PLUS ME!!
Few hours in the studio
Eights weeks on the editing table
And ten minutes of hovering over POST because I was a little nervous
But I still have all my fingernails
And for what?
For ONE image!
the image that hopefully tells a story
And gives a message
The Naked Truth
The truth that we are ALL beautiful
in our own way.
We are all different - but beautiful
Seven people came together - to help put this picture - this message - together
Seven very different people
ALL with their own stories
Their own difficulties
Some very confident with their bodies
And some trying to overcome their insecurities
Despite their lack of self-confidence - they volunteered for this project
To help others
Even if it is one extra person at a time
It's ONE.MORE.PERSON that we helped
It saddens me when I hear so many people - hating on themselves
Why do we always compare ourselves to others?
Instead of embracing who we are?
Who determines what/who is 'Perfect'?
And why do we believe them?
This project was designed for 8 people
But only 7 showed up
Without that one extra person - the project was about to fall apart.
That's where I come in
I wasn't prepared
but I also didn't want to let this fail - or be half a job - at best!
So I made an on the spot decision
I became model #8.
I had no makeup on
My hair was thrown back in a ponytail
And I had the 'wrong' underwear on - which left lines on my skin
But I did it anyway.
It doesn't get more 'Naked Truth' that that.