Healing Wounds with Boudoir Photography | Her Story

January 26, 2020

The Beginning

My journey to healing my mental wounds took vulnerability, which included boudoir photography. I kept finding myself in relationships with the same type of abusive men. It was all I knew, so I thought it was normal. For years after being sexually assaulted and raped, I felt really uncomfortable in my body. I felt dirty, ashamed, and unworthy of love. Every day, I desperately wished I could trade my body in for a new one. During these times, I dealt with depression and suicidal thoughts. When I was in my abusive relationship with my first boyfriend, I developed an eating disorder. I was so depressed that I refused to eat. My hip bones jut out so far that my pants wouldn’t even touch my skin on my pelvis. I could see my ribs and none of my clothes fit.

The Path to Healing

Healing took a lot of time and effort. I found being venerable with people was the first step in finding relief. I healed greatly by talking to other people who had dealt with similar traumas. I took my experiences and decided I would share them with other girls, especially younger ones, so I could educate them. Women need to be aware, unfortunately, of what kinds of people and situations there are in the world. That gave me a sense of purpose and meaning, which began to push me forward mentally.

The Power of Boudoir Photography

Boudoir photography took the body that I so desperately wanted to change, and made me realize that it’s still beautiful, regardless of the traumas it’s been through. I feel so much more confident and less critical of myself when I see the beautiful boudoir photos Heather took of me in my apartment. Boudoir takes a lot of courage to do, but the results on your confidence is well worth it. When I first got into boudoir photography, I was very self-conscious and nervous. I found that over time, however, I began to love myself more through each boudoir session. Boudoir is an opportunity to remind yourself that you were brave enough to stand in front of the camera just as you are and show your body to the world. In my journey, boudoir photography was a big part of my path to healing. I could not recommend a boudoir session with Heather enough. Be brave and show the world what you’re made of.

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