#fuckshame #postpartumbody 🌙✨🌸On confidence and vulnerability: Before I birthed my child I was a traveler, a dancer, a performer, fully expressed and creative, a social butterfly...extroverted and free. It has been quite the journey getting back to a place of embodiment and confidence. I am so grateful for the tools I have of dance and yoga and grounding into nature. Having a child blasts your heart and soul open and putting yourself together in a new way takes time. I used to model for artists doing shoots like this all the time, I never thought I would again, but Im so glad I did. It was liberating and healing- I recommend all mamas do something like this that helps you get back in your body, rooted so you can rise again . “How surely gravity's law,
strong as an ocean current,
takes hold of even the smallest thing
and pulls it toward the heart of the world.
Each thing --
each stone, blossom, child --
is held in place.
Only we, in our arrogance,
push out beyond what we each belong to
for some empty freedom.
If we surrendered
to earth's intelligence
we could rise up rooted, like trees.
Instead we entangle ourselves
in knots of our own making
and struggle, lonely and confused.
So, like children, we begin again
to learn from the things,
because they are in God's heart;
they have never left him.
This is what the things can teach us:
patiently to trust our heaviness.
Even a bird has to do that
before he can fly.” -Rilke
#artisticnudes #getnakedoutside #secretbeaches