Today is another post in the series about erasing the negative images we see every day. I hope you are enjoying this series as much as I have enjoyed sharing these brave women with you. Just in case you missed any of this series, you can catch up by clicking giving back in the menu.
I have the honor of hosting a trio of wonderful women sharing their story. Jen is responsible for the header you see when you come to my page. Angela styles me for my daughter’s quince anos. And Sarah I met before she was a mommy and we just clicked. I hope you enjoy reading their stories.
How about this one? It’s one of my favorites because it’s my smile my dad says is my sarcastic, I’m not as sweet as I look smile. That they’re messing with the wrong person lol idk I suck at saying anything about myself. ~ Jen from My Crafty Life
This is my favorite picture because I used to think my head was too small to wear large hats. I love the size of my head and the added benefit is being able to fit many of the vintage that I love. ~ Angela from The Ultimate Fashionista
I’ve had many favorite photos of myself over the years, but this one is my new favorite. It’s from our family session for my son Carter’s first birthday. Becoming a mom this past year has been one of the best and hardest things in my life. The loss of identity was so big and hard for me. And then there’s the whole postpartum body thing. I’ve always had body issues, comes with the territory of being the bigger girl in the crowd. Before I got pregnant, I’d spent two years working my butt off (literally) to get down to a body I was proud of – I was strong, I was at a healthier weight and in a size, I didn’t hate. I gained 50 lbs with Carter and had pre-eclampsia and hypertension. I’m still on blood pressure medication and I’m now pre-diabetic. But in this photo, I don’t see those things. In this photo, I’m a happy mom, proud of her amazing little man. But I’m also a happy woman, one that’s found her new identity and is taking care of herself so she can also take care of her family. ~ Sarah from The Zinn Life.