Imagine for a moment you are a curvy size 16, 41 year old woman, managing your disability on crutches and are asked if you would like to go on a stage and showcase beautiful bras for bountiful busts…….
So often when we are confronted with something outside our comfort zone our coping mechanism is to say No. Only a week the gorgeous Deborah, owner of The Fitting Room planted the seed and mentioned what they were doing. I loved the idea and was so supportive. At the end of the conversation she quietly asked if I would be interested.
Now the spotlight was on me – and my first reaction was to run for the hills. I pondered why my own reaction wasn’t so supportive. I was overwhelmed with a list of excuses as long as my hand, thankfully I kept all of these excuses to myself and said I would think about it.
It started many great conversations off in my head and I ended up having a fabulous week of inquisition about authenticity, body image, curves, health, weight, celebration and media messages.
The question I kept asking was Why Not? I could come up with nothing and infact as I processed all the excuses a lovely sense of loving my body as it is and calm flowed over me! And along the way I figured if Meghan Trainor could sing and boogie about being curvy with over 25million hits I could shake my booty tastefully infront of a room full of people.
So on Sept 18th I am going to take the stage as a model…. Nervous and Excited!