This always seemed like the safest place to hide:
Behind the camera…
But then, I made a sad, sad discovery a while back. I had only a handful of photographs of me with my daughters. I vowed to change that.
I said it like a pledge, and sometimes I have to repeat: I am lovely and brave and crooked and banged-up and beautiful, and, yes, rounder than I used to be. I am wrinkly and stray-grayed and goofy-smiley and courageous and scarred and gutsy enough to make babies.
I began to learn to let myself be photographed, and I’m telling that story over at Emily Wierenga’s blog today. I hope you’ll join me there by clicking here.
Emily will soon release a book called, Mom in the Mirror.
ABOUT MOM IN THE MIRROR: After years of battling poor body image and low self-esteem, mothers and writers Dr. Dena Cabrera and Emily T. Wierenga have written a book to liberate women. To wake up the feminine soul, to mend the broken heart, and to breathe new life into a tired generation.
Mom in the Mirror: Body Image, Beauty and Life After Pregnancy is the long-awaited answer to the cry of today’s women:
Who Am I? Do I have Worth? And how do I love on my children when I don’t love myself?