#BodyNoire2 "I allowed the outside world to influence how I saw my body which was in a negative light. I hated my body. The media, music, social media, the modeling world especially played a major role on how we see ourselves. We compare ourselves based on what is glorified for the moment and if we don't look like what the masses deem beautiful then we too begin to feel less beautiful or alter our bodies to feel accepted. With time I had to understand that my body is my body. It is the vehicle that allows me to exist. I had to understand that my opinion over my body is what matters most and now when I look in the mirror, I see body that is perfect for me, I see a body that allows me to do what I desire, I see a blessing from above. I love my body."
For our Body Noire 2 photo series we photographed 6 beautiful women who share how they've come to love their bodies over the years. Read more of @imabaldie's story on BeyondClassicallyBeautiful.com. #beauty #blackwomen #blackbeauty #blackgirlmagic #blackbodies
Creative direction, Abi Ishola @aishola 📷 @shotbybank
MUA, Yetty Bames