Your body isn’t wrong.
I woke up this morning to multiple emails and messages on my Facebook page.
There were a few from men, all sweet and encouraging, saying that they appreciated my work. There was one from a woman.
She messaged me to tell me that she chose to unfollow me, despite loving my writing, due to the fact that I actively have chosen to share “half naked photo after half naked photo” to underline my words.
She suggested that maybe I do this because I lack self-esteem.
Dear women—we are living in a time when we are taking back our art, and our bodies, and are getting more and more freedom to share as much, or as little, as we wish.
I’m talking minds, and butts.
I share photos of my ass in shorts, elegant photographs of other women’s bodies taken by artists, my body stretched out in joy on a surfboard in a Brazilian bikini. I choose to share in this way because I find it empowering.
The human body is beautiful.
My human body is beautiful, and abso-f*cking-lutely nothing to be ashamed of. I mostly share photos from my personal life because what I write about is intensely personal. To me, it’s simple. It’s what I’ve chosen.
I am also aware that what other people think of me is a) none of my damn business and b) often a reflection of them.
Go share your art.
And your butts.
I’m into it.
Author: Annabelle Blythe
Images: Author’s own
Editor: Khara-Jade Warren