Now, I can bow my head down to every woman I meet. There is real conversation. I can show my affection & love freely. I feel comfort and safety to be all that I am. I can be playful, happy, sad, confused, angry – totally naked, revealing my heart, my body, my soul, my crown, my fears and desires. No masks, no fake smiles, no small talk. There’s nothing I love more than the gentleness, tenderness, softness, cuddles and snuggles with the women in my life. This has become a significant and sacred part of my work in to learning love.
There is so much talk about what it means to be a ’strong woman’. But the strongest of women know that the secret of our strength is rooted in our softness. And when we unite with eachother – woman and woman, we teach love in its purest form. We inspire the power of togetherness. Breaking these social norms of all this bitching. Then the gifts of the world rain upon us, until, we finally BECOME the gift to the world, FOR the world.
And speaking about raising them – I recently decided to bring my 9 year old daughter to my most recent photoshoot project about inspiring, loving, powerful women, capturing the celebration of ourselves and our togetherness. This was a powerful experience for me, for us. In general I loved that she was there to witness women uniting in love, naked, free, together, healthy and happy….. breaking body-image-shame that we all have on some level. There was one particular moment when the photographer was taking close up shots of some of the girls genitals for a special collage project. My sweet girl looked confused and asked me what they are doing? I took her hand and we went to sit in the waters. I cradled her. I felt like a lioness with her cub. I shared with her my story of shame and disgust I had with my own yoni for so many years, and small details about the journey I went through in to finally loving her… she mainly listened.
I have learned over the years
that I must ☀︎︎BECOME☀︎︎ everything I want to teach you.
that I must ☀︎︎BECOME☀︎︎ everything I want you to know.
To love and take care of your body
However she looks
To adore your body temple in her everchanging cycles
To love every single curve, every single freckle
To love and support the people around you
To love and learn from your sisters
To be powerful and still remain soft
To show all your colors
The shyness and the confidence
And all that’s in between
To own all that you stand for
To meet your fears
To ask for what you need
To say yes
To say no
To dream big and run after them
Every single one of them
To know that you are life force itself
To know that no one can love you more than you love yourself
So love yourself angelic creature
Because you are so damn special
I hope you will always know that
This is the path I took as mother
To be this kind of mother
Sweet child of mine
You are my greatest guru
Thank goodness you found me
I love you