Unfiltered in Black & White: 4th Trimester Bodies Project

I have so many words to share but I'm still processing. It's not every day that Ashlee Wells Jackson asks me to participate in a photo shoot for the 4th Trimester Bodies Project. And it's even rarer still when I drive four hours, through the fear and self-doubt, and find myself in front of   a real photographer for a real photo shoot while wearing nothing but a bra and panties. 

I won't lie. I wanted to turn back. 

But I didn't. 

Because, body image. 

Because, eating disordered past.

Because, BabyFat.

Because, Girl Body Pride.

Because, self love.

Because, setting examples and raising my daughter

Thank you, Ashlee, for the gift of being included in the 4th Trimester Bodies Project. Photo courtesy of Ashlee Wells Jackson.

Thank you, Ashlee, for the gift of being included in the 4th Trimester Bodies Project. Photo courtesy of Ashlee Wells Jackson.