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I fear that I am seen as a weak person. I am afraid of failing.You think I’m weak,I think you’re wrong. The BARE Experience:Ever since my BARE photo shoot, I am more body confident than I have ever been. I no longer worry about the number on my clothing, but on how...
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My secret is that I really have a hard time believing I am enough and comparing myself as a woman and mother to everyone else who is out...
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The success of my lifewill be measured, noton prestige or money at hand, butrather on a life of fulfillment,the impact I have on others,and the change I have exacted on the...
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I have felt betrayed by the very people I put all my trust in.Throughout my life, I have felt brokenness that has fractured my ability to completely trust, love and believe. I have found myself accepting behaviors in men that are not acceptable characteristics in...
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The reason I ink myself is to atone in some way for my...
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As a young woman, I never should have been convinced that a body was something that could be tarnished and was only acknowledged as a sexual object or a cage. But after being beat by a person who wanted to own me and people who thought who I was would send me to hell,...
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I wanted to BARE myself to inspire others to trust their bodies to be...
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I’m baring a childhood of hidden abuse, teenage years of failed social acceptance, and an early adulthood of not caring about myself. The belief that because of the early years, I wasn’t worth the time, mine or anyone else’s. I know better now. The BARE...
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The words I have been told have ruined...
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My greatest fear is not living up to my...
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When people look at me, I want them to see more than an ex-stripper, I want them to see more than just my...
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I’m always afraid of not living up to everyone’s expectations of me. The BARE Experience:After doing BARE I feel more beautiful. I am more willing to wear clothes that might not be acceptable for bigger girls to wear. I often go back to look at the pictures to get a...
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Five years ago, I didn’t find any comfort in my body. I hated it. Everything about it. I would cry when I looked into a mirror. I lived on the top floor of an apartment building;I climbed over the balcony railing and very nearly threw myself off. I don’t know what...
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When I originally did this photo shoot, it was mostly for fun. I felt alive and vibrant.I loved my body, its secrets and dreams. Its energy. As I look back on these photos,I miss that woman that I used to be. Since this photo shoot, I have been diagnosed withtwo...
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I suffer from depression and anxiety.I fight/struggle with it everyday.I battle my own mind everyday. I decided to BARE myself because I want to be seen.I want people to know that I’m more than just a wife and mother. I feel like I’m forgettable.I’m...
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My fear is that I won’t do something...
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I decided to BARE myself because I wanted to peel away all the layers I have wrapped myself in over my lifetime. There is so much self-hatred, criticism and shame that I have been carrying around with me my whole life. I am finally figuring out that NO one is ‘making’...
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Going into this project, I didn’t really know what to expect. I knew that I had something unique that I wanted to share. I knew that there was a part of my physical appearance that didn’t fit into the traditional idea of beauty in regards to women. What happened after...
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I have struggled with my sexual identity my whole life and where that falls into my spiritual upbringing has been a big challenge for me. I chose to BARE myself in a recognition of letting go of the past and embracing the whole me just as I am. I remember feeling an...
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In Memory ofSara Lynne JohnsonSeptember 28, 1980 – May 25, 2017 I met Sara for the first time when she came to my studio for her BARE shoot. We had mutual friends in common and I had seen her around town at different events, but we never really talked until her...