“As I approached the age of 30, I began to think more about how much energy I was expelling constantly hating myself, and I wanted to shift my perspective a bit.
Throughout my life, I’ve had somewhat of an adversarial relationship with my body. Now that I am 33 years old, I want to be more at peace with my body. I’ve gotten better with this, but I felt like Trish’s work with For Real Campaign would push me further along in the pursuit of self-acceptance.
The point of this shoot was to be honest and authentic and embrace the real me.
I don’t really wear much makeup in my normal life (some days I wear eyeliner and maybe mascara) so I didn’t mind going sans cosmetics, I was exhausted the day of the shoot though from traveling a lot and that part kind of made me wish I had some makeup on just to make me look more alive. But the real me that day happened to be me as I was tired… so be it.
I knew this shoot would be worth it but I wasn’t expecting it to be so much FUN!
I was nervous for sure because I am already awkward with my body. I wasn’t sure how to pose, and I felt bad because I didn’t want to be annoying if I wasn’t doing things “right” which probably made me more stiff. But Trish is so funny and real and I started to loosen up a bit as the shoot progressed. It was soo fun.”