I stumbled across an Instagram page called Volition, a print and digital magazine based in LA California, they do high-end fashion photography – not something I do, but I am in the photography world and love highly creative visuals.
Their editor-in-chief saw an image of mine on Facebook (below).
She asked if I would be interested in submitting an image for their theme. My starting point, research.
I started by looking at what this topic means visually. I then decided to ask Facebook friends, privately, what body positivity means to them and how they would rate themselves out of ten. I was completely surprised by the responses of both men and woman.
If I am going to ask others, to be honest, it is only fair I offer my thoughts and feelings on my own body. I would rate my body positivity at a 5. But it definitely fluctuates depending on where I am and who I am with.
Am I comfortable in own my skin? Yes, even though there are things I have to work on.
What would change to get to a 10? I need to work on my self-confidence, self-acceptance. as well as learn to love myself.
I would love to do an honest series of women portraying themselves in their most vulnerable moments. I am honoured and grateful to everyone for helping me by sharing their thoughts and feelings.