“I want to be comfortable in myself, not only mentally but physically as well. This project embodies that idea.” 

“Self-love is something that I’ve been working on for a very long time. And I  think I will always be working on it. But that’s okay, because I will always be changing. Growing up in a time with strict beauty ideals and standards really clouded my mind and made me feel like I wasn’t good enough. The older I got though, the more I saw how those ideals affected others in a really negative way, and the more I realized that I love being different and I don’t have to look a certain way. I want to be comfortable in my own skin. 

I’m actually not as comfortable with my weight as I would like to be (recent personal stress has put my own weight loss goals on the back burner) and my BLP experience has helped me to see that at any size, I’m able to be happy and confident. Working with Trish is wonderful; she is so easy going and wants you to feel comfortable and safe. She has a way of reading people and can make you laugh and feel at ease.”

Advice to future BLP Participants:

“That no matter what… the idea of self-love begins with you. If you are on the fence about doing a shoot like this, I will always tell you to go for it! Every single time. You will not regret it. It is such a boost of confidence and self awareness and everyone deserves to feel beautiful in their own skin.”