"A while back I messaged cat and told her I wanted some raw images of my body right now. As it is. In all my flaws and glory. How fitting was it that on the day of this shoot it was international women’s day.
This shoot threw me far outside of my comfort zone. It was daunting and empowering. Uncomfortable yet liberating. I didn’t do this shoot because of vanity. I did this to regain some control. For so long my insecurities have captained my ship. I have evolved emotionally, spiritually, mentally however my love for my body was stagnant and conditional.
My body isn’t to be objectified, scrutinised or criticised. My body is the vessel that has remained strong and unwavering. My body is the vessel that created and birthed life. My stomach that is laced with stretch marks and dimples grew to house my growing babies. My rippled hips widened to birth my children from one realm to the next. From loving my body in every stage of my life, I hope my boys idea of feminine beauty is realistic, flawed and imperfect. I hope they see beauty in every stage of their wives lives and teach their future daughters that their body does not define who they are.
These photos have given me an opportunity to see myself through the eyes of my children. For the first time I don’t see things I wish to change. I see home. Their home. My home. "