As we talk about the dangers of breast implants we also must include conversations about self-acceptance, and create space for women (and men) to have honest dialogue about it. Media pressures. Societal pressures. Peer pressures. Partner pressures. Self-rejection pressures.
The beliefs we hold about ourselves can either give us wings to fly or make us spend our lives self-rejecting.
Self-acceptance is a journey. It’s not always an easy, airy-fairy process. It can be messy and painful … in fact, it usually is. But, it’s ultimately a beautiful process where we are broken open to fully enjoy our full potential and give back to the world. The pure gold comes through being brave enough to do the tough inner work. Until we do, we go from one temporary ‘fix’ to another. There’s always something else that’s wrong with us. Something else we want to hide from. Something else we want to numb out.
With this awareness, I created the Celebrate Your Breasts Project, which promotes self-acceptance in ALL stages of life. It exhibits in conjunction with the breast implant exposé component of my project.
** These photos are just some of the many included in the Celebrate Your Breasts Project **
These women & men came together to support the message of self-acceptance. Breast implants were not allowed because of the project’s message. Women 19+ – mid 70’s participated, presenting in various stages of life, including pregnancy, nursing and mastectomy.
I hope we will all find the courage to embrace the journey toward self-acceptance. If you’re already there, please share your lessons, insights and gifts with the world! We need your beautiful lights shining brightly!
**Nipples are covered for this blog post, they are NOT covered in the exhibit **