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Since I've started my #nakedyogajourney I get a lot of questions (amongst other unsolicited bullsh*t) in my DMs.
I was debating whether or not to start individual dialogues or just to create an open Forum on my posts as these types of conversations take time & energy. I need to do right by me in making sure I can put my thoughts into words and be ready to embrace the responses and differing opinions. So here it goes...first question: what negativity or any negative impacts have I experienced from doing this?
Before I took the plunge in this direction I made sure I was aware of what was going to be at stake and what to expect. I'm a pro/cons list person, always analyzing costs/benefits (thanks Business School). I knew I would lose followers that were friends and family. I would offend some followers with nudity. I would have fake/spam accounts following me and I would have some go to the extreme of sending unsolicited pictures and messages. Seriously, why do you guys do that??? Those get blocked and reported immediately. That's not what I'm here for and not my intention.
At the end of the day I still have my core of amazing humans that love me no matter what. I have the most encouraging and supportive boyfriend, my family and friends empower me, and some that may not follow me still talk to me like I'm a normal person (I get it, they love me but that doesn't mean they need to scroll through their feed and see my naked ass all the time 😂) Work-wise, I keep my professional life separate as much as possible from yoga and personal. It's a tricky line and I know so many others have been impacted negatively by social media; those cyber bullies and comments are NOT kind. But fearing that risk is not how I want to live. Yoga-wise I'm still hired by fabulous humans that see past skin-deep. I'm still an individual and I've been given an opportunity and platform to share a very raw and honest part of me. I won't reach everyone nor do I expect everyone to accept, understand, embrace my message but for the few I do connect with, it is an incredible feeling and experience. Happy #sundaybumday!