A friend of mine asked me if I would be a model for her photography portfolio/website. I of course said yes because i was flattered that she would even think to ask me of all people. Because I’ve seen the girls she photographs. They are these tall, gorgeous, super thin girls who look like Victoria Secret models.
And then there is me. I’m a US size 18/20. With back rolls and a tummy with tons of insecurities.
I started to get nervous and was considering backing out in fear that i would make a fool of myself. But then something clicked in my mind. Hey. I know I don’t look like these other girls. But i look like me. I am beautiful. My size and all. And girls like me deserve to be photographed and have their pictures up on a website up next to these “societies version of beautiful” for all to see.
So i made it my mission tofor myself and maybe for someone just like me, to get outside my comfort zone. To try and let people know that you don’t have to be societies idea of beautiful. But just your own. And that’s all that matters. Because EVERYONE IS BEAUTIFUL IN THEIR OWN WAY.
Well these are the pictures. And i think they came out pretty good for my first time and I’m proud to share them.
- Susan xox