I felt most comfortable with my body when I was pregnant.
It was the first time in my life, that my body was celebrated as it is. No changes, no feeling judged and no suggestions from outsiders. I truly felt beautiful.
I'm a confident woman who is happy to celebrate other women, to be unapologetically herself and preach body positivity. It was when I was pregnant that I realized how much work this still is, and how relaxed I could actually be if I truly with every ounce of me stopped caring what others think.
The truth is, I'm not immune to comments, haters and the beauty norms set by the industry. Although some may think otherwise. Just because I'm confident in front of you doesn't mean it doesn't hurt. I have days where I question myself and feel self-conscious about my "flaws." I am only human.
Part of me wasn't ready to do a photo shoot this year but I knew it was time. Many people think I'm comfortable in front of a camera, but it's a mindset I've worked on for years because of my job.
Being in front of the camera has taught me that the only way for us to bring change is by doing it ourselves. So show up. Show the world that we are beautiful and successful. Show the world that there is a new normal and it's about accepting everyone for who they authentically are.