She said…. “Most woman would look at my body and say “UGH” But I look at my body and say I worked REALLY hard for this mess of a body.” Last week I got a call from a fellow photographer that asked me to do her clients boudoir photos because she wanted her to have the best because her client was having a double mastectomy and wanted photos done before. I 100% agreed to donate my services to her. I made some calls. A friend donated her house for the session. Today walked in one of the most amazing women I’ve ever met in my life. Im not exaggerating. Im going to try to touch on the tip of her story but I wish you all could here it from her… She was captivating. I could have listened to her all day. She was married. They had a daughter. Her husband had cancer 7 years ago. She cared for him. Took care of him. And was there for him. He overcame this. Soon after his father passed away from cancer. She had weight loss surgery. In June of 2016 she found a lump. She has gone through Chemo, as she said with a huge smile, “Like a champ!” She has lost about 140 pounds! They tested her and decided that she would need a double mastectomy … This is happening in 2 weeks. She has a headache every day. Today meant so much to her and she was DETERMINED to make it happen. She drove for the first time in months. She kept this a secret all on her own to surprise the man that is taking care of her. I mean this when I say she is SO positive. So enlightening. Empowering. And every definition of the words. Her smile was captivating. Her stories were strengthening. He love was overwhelming. Her eyes were piercing. She said her husband loves every part of her. Supports her. They have cared for each other through each having cancer. Never left behind, never not there. Always a backbone, to each other, in the most difficult time. The way she spoke about him was poetry. She wanted these photos to be unedited (As far as her body) She wants to remember what she worked really hard to get to before she gets new breasts and starts a new journey. Can you imagine? This woman… This beautiful perfect woman… The one that has gone through cancer with family, birth, Weight loss, Loose skin, Trauma, surgeries, Cancer, Chemo... Doing what I ask of every woman out there! Loving a body that some people wouldn’t even look at themselves in the mirror if they had. Wouldn’t dare let someone touch them, or look at them. No. She is LOVING her body. The body that got her to 47. The body she took care of her husband with. The body that birthed the love of her life, Her daughter. The body that let her survive. Next time you think your stretch marks are ugly, your scar is to big, you belly is too big, or too small. Please take a long look at this woman. If you can have a pin sized amount of her strength and power you would walk through the streets naked. Believe in yourself. Fight your worst enemy. Win. Love YOU.
50th Anniversary of Black Tuesday in Tasmania… today we remember
The 1967 Tasmanian Bushfires is also referred to as Black Tuesday and is the worst bushfire events in Tasmania’s history. It is also one of Australia’s worst bushfire events on record. Today we look back exactly 50 years ago.
The day before many people remembered looking at Mt Wellington and it was the deepest colour of blue they had ever seen! What they didn’t know was this blue colour was due to the gases evaporating from the eucalyptus trees! On Black Tuesday the temperature hit 39 degrees and the results were Catastrophic!
During the next 24 hours the bushfire was to take 62 lives, injure a further 900 people and destroy 1,400 homes. The bushfires also destroyed 80 bridges, 1500 vehicles and 62000 head of stock were burned. #Tasmania
Never been prouder to be an Australian then I am today.
To anybody who believes that changing the day is fuelled by anger or guilt, bottom right is Clarky, didn't know me from a bar of soap, tried to give my kids his last $3 for a lemonade, then he gave me a bracelet and wrote the words "love means everything" on my hand.
Above him is the mayor that I am proud to call our leader. Bravery, unity and a mutual love for this land. Proud as punch.👌🏼👑
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