We often don’t know how we look. We often don’t think we’re good enough. And, even if we don’t admit it, we are often trying to fit in with some standard of beauty. I do it all the time.
One of my friend asks me to take pictures of her every time we meet, but then she adds “when I lose some weight.” It’s been a year. We still haven’t taken any. The thing is, she doesn’t need to lose weight to feel beautiful, to feel empowered. There could have been so many photos taken during that year, photos that revealed her true nature—joyful, soulful, curious.