About 10 years ago my health declined rapidly, I got really sick and put on about 80 pounds in 5 months. My life has never been the same. I went on a roller coaster of bullshit, doctors’ appointments, and just a cluster fuck of annoying stories. I then did my own research on PCOS and Endometriosis and dropped 100 pounds in 1 year by changing my life and what I ate. I wanted so badly to feel good and my body was working so hard to tell me to no.
Then 8 years ago, I lost my left ovary.
Then 7 years ago I had a full hysterectomy and joined the life of menopause now.
Then 5 years ago I had sinus reconstruction surgery then weeks later I had nose reconstruction surgery.
Then 4 years ago I went septic and lost my gall bladder.
Then 3 years ago I got stomach ulcers from years of pain medications and was hospitalized several times. Now with ongoing issues from them.
Then 2 years ago I was diagnosed with asthma and a long list of allergies to the environment, and food.
I tear up typing this. I have a long list of WTF is happening and somewhere between A and B, I got dizzy. HA!
One of these days I will get my book written because I have a big story to tell.
Yet, here I am with a HUGE GORGEOUS Photography studio for almost the 3rd year. And over 5 years of being a full-time photographer. I have photographed 100’s of women. I have won awards worldwide, published a Gratitude Journal.
I show women that they are beautiful badasses! I cheer people on whenever I can, I try and chase my dreams- they are really big. I want to inspire and motivate others to get the fuck back up!
Each click of my camera shutter captures something for each one of my clients. The stories inside them they may not be ready to tell. The scars that they don’t usually show. The beauty that they know is in there. The journey of this thing called LIFE. I sit and think if it weren’t for that long journey over the last decade I am not sure if I could do my job so great. I use to be a wedding photographer- I use to do other types of photography, but capturing the human body and what we can do with our lives. That is where the fire within me lies.
This is the first photo I have ever taken that I like that shows my hysterectomy scar. That line is a daily reminder of the 13-year war I fought with myself, and the children I never got to have. I will love my body at every stage, I will listen to my body and I will always strive for better. One day at a time.
I am so proud of my body and the things it has fought and WON. I want so much to capture you, to show you how beautiful and a badass you are. I will be changing the group name for now too because that is what we all are and even if I don’t photograph you, I want you to have a space that you feel that way and can come and be loved and welcome with this group.
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