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 know some of you are probably asking where is my picture and I promise I will share it soon but there are still some more amazing women that deemed to share their story with me that I feel that I have to share their stories first but don’t worry I will get to mind soon.
But today I am honored to have Katlin from Guac & Soul sharing her picture. I met Katlin in passing at an influencer event in Raleigh. The event was serving tacos and she picked up a scoop of Guacamole like she was going to eat it and Tiffany from The Mrs. Tee told me her blog name, I was like that is a genius name. So onto Katlin’s story.
I was asked to supply one of my favorite photos of myself and give the reason why. This is definitely one of my favorite photos of myself. I had just given birth to my second child three days prior. After being bedridden for two days following labor, I was home, in a lot of pain, and trying to adjust to the exhaustion of being a mom for the second time with a one-year-old running around. My body was at its worst aesthetically but at its absolute best in the sense that I just gave birth to a healthy baby and I was nursing her successfully. It was doing its job. I was recently told that women see over 220 negative body image advertisements a day and I believe it. But it’s really hard to believe any of it when you see the miracle that a woman’s body can produce. There are no amount of skinny jeans, size zeros, diet trends, or labels in the world that could make me feel bad about my body and what it’s capable of. I let my body fall apart so she could come together and for that, I have all the confidence in the world