Monday, July 4, 2016

Defining and Owning My Sexy 2016

I did a Boudoir Shoot. A photo session where I am photographed in lingerie and, yes NAKED!

Why? Why would I do this? Isn't this just continuing to objectify women? Am I contributing to the objectification of women by willingly objectifying myself?

Maybe the answer is YES! Maybe the answer is NO!  All I know is that I wanted to capture the sensualness of this body right now. Not me 50 lbs from now in either direction. I wanted to see myself sexy, sensual and desirable. Yes, I needed to stand in front of a camera in lingeries and be SASSY FLIRTY POWERFUL and SEXY!

I am more confident than most. I am aware of the rape culture we exist in. I know how looks and appearances are used to promote us and break us. I just can't stand how I am always asked to ignore my sexualness, my sensualness in the face of weight, race, and age.

I am a beautiful woman. and I do not have a lot of time on earth to seek permission to be beautiful.

So, I happily decided to see myself Sexy. Beautiful and Desirable. Now! In this body. At this weight. At this age.

I am done hiding. I am done hiding. I am done hiding. I am done hiding. I am done hiding.
I AM DONE HIDING.




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6 comments:

Tracy Benedict said...

You go Babz!! :) <3

Babz Rawls Ivy said...

Thank you Tracy Benedict!
It is what it is and I am celebrating it!

Stephen A. Bess said...

I like your attitude. Powerful image. 😉

Stephen A. Bess said...

I like your attitude. Powerful image. 😉

Teri said...

Go forth on the balance of this journey confidant, happy and STRONG!Gorgeous!

Teri said...

Go forth on the balance of this journey confidant, happy and STRONG!Gorgeous!