"Be strong, believe in freedom and in God, love yourself, understand your sexuality, have a sense of humor...don't judge people by their religion, color or sexual habits, love life and your family." Madonna Ciccone
I grew up in a male-dominated family, in a strong patriarchal community. Where I come from, woman is incomplete without a man, but is made to feel entirely responsible for ensuring that he is not tempted to do bad things with her. When I grew up and got pregnant for the first time, I was SO relieved I was having a boy. I said, "Females are such drama. I wouldn't know how to be patient with one." Zoinks!
Yes. I said that about MYSELF! And I meant it. In my 20's, I had a boyfriend for almost a decade who would freak-and-retreat at the first sign of tears. Considering he was dating a #highlysensitive #empath who was unconsciously picking up and trying to process HIS inner turmoil, that eventually decimated my self esteem. But I was young, hot, and people always said I looked like Pam Anderson, so I rested on that as an indication of value instead of insisting on being understood. Sigh.. Then I shifted. I went to the opposite extreme a few years ago, taking on a well-meaning shroud of religion-fostered #bodyshame. I gained 20 lb. overnight, covered up my body so that I wouldn't tempt anyone to have sinful thoughts about it, completely afraid if I looked sexy, I would want to do sexy things..Like post pics of my strong, able, survivor body! I am a badass! I had two babies weighing almost 9 pounds. I've overcome tons of obstacles, all that came as a result of my rejection of my female self. I won't hide ME.
If you stared following me years ago because of my temple pictures, thank you for still being here as I have taken the beautiful gospel of Jesus Christ and incorporated it into this path of the light warrior I am on today. Thank you for loving and accepting me as I am, even if I am #mostlynaked once in a while. 😇😏🎶 #onelove #unity #treepose #yoga #nopants #pantsaresuperfluous #divinefeminine #female #woman #lovethyself #nomorehiding #shame #shedtheshame #shameistheantichrist #loveallofyourself #allgodschildren #babygoddess #goddesstobe #iamwoman