#Day5 last day of the #sensualselfiechallenge with the insane @evyan.whitney , one of her prompts for today's photo was to take a photo with a bare face looking straight into the camera lens, the other was to use your body or facial expression to convey both softness and strength, sensuality & power.
I used both prompts for this photo, I found this day one of the most challenging, staring into a camera lens with no makeup on can be strange, no bells and whistles, just yourself, no where to hide.
I've had so many emotions, insecurities and desires come to surface throughout this challenge. I'm grateful for the light that has been shed on all that still needs healing, and the discovery of strength and sensuality that had been lost or forgotten about.
I'm going to miss checking in on all the #sensualselfie photos of beautiful empowering women in this little community that was created in only a few days!
Thank you @evyan.whitney For creating something so wonderful, you are truly inspiring. You lit a fire inside us that can't be put out 🔥 ps. thank you to @ohshestheweirdone for being my badass cheerleader x
Today is the last day of the #sensualselfiechallenge but the journey to loving and accepting ourselves fully is always an ongoing practice. I enjoyed sharing this with other likeminded ladies as we shared and expressed our thoughts, feelings, sensuality and took up space. It was a wonderful way to connect. We all have a soft, sensual and powerful side; I hope to be an example for others to take up space, to be seen, to be fearless. You’re beautiful and so loved. Thanks to all the ladies for their willingness to show up 💞✨
"When I am soft, I am strong. When I am connected to my senses, my body, my breath, my sexuality, I am powerful.
When I let my sensual light shine and be visible, I become a beacon of healing and representation for others. I give them permission to access the soft, bold, vulnerable, unashamed parts of themselves.
I will be proud of my body as it is. I will find joy in my reflection. I will luxuriate in this skin I am in.
I will continue to take up space and challenge notions of modesty, respectability, femininity, worthiness, and beauty with my presence.
I will keep nurturing and deepening this relationship I've created with my sensuality because I know that when I give space for my softness, I empower and I heal." @evyan.whitney •
“When I let my sensual light shine and be visible, I become a beacon of healing and representation for others. I give them permission to access the soft, bold, vulnerable, unashamed parts of themselves”. @evyan.whitney
These last few days have grounded me deeper into my rituals in my body. The ones that are always available but I don’t always SEA. The laughter, the joy and the pleasure of expressing myself has ignited a power that ripples not only within me but to you as well. It’s an offering and an invitation to you dear sisters. I’ve gotten many THANK YOU messages saying my shares have awakened this desire to express and claim that sensuality within. This is what this challenge is all about. The more we step into our multifaceted selves invoking and communicating with those spaces within... that’s HEALING. We give others permission to step out of the binary senses and play with the rainbow and the treasures within. Play, invoke, confront, feel the anger, the sadness, the neglect of those places that we feel as foreign. Cry and surrender with kisses and embraces when you feel the softness and the light entering that shadow. We’re not broken. Nor will we ever be. That’s the irony of this life. To feel the polarities is what gives this life meaning. Allow your salty tears remind you of the fragility & strength of your HEART
The medicine of the water keeps taking me deeper and deeper. To feel and embrace the vastness of what I already am. It’s such gentle medicine. It’s the dance between the depth and subtlety. Thank you @ @evyan.whitney @mumumansion @pusssywitch @afrosexology_ @erynamelism for the space, for your affirmations & inspirations!! ~~~~~~~
Three weeks after we started dating I convinced @itsworthy to let me fly him down to my condo in Mexico for a romantic getaway. My plan to lock him down. He almost didn’t go until @fernandorivera and @justinmartin told him he was a dumbass if he didn’t do it. circa 2011 #sugarmama#day5#39daysofreflecting#almost40
As a kid I hated the idea of my skin getting darker in the sun. Mid to late teens I had acne so bad. I was so self conscious, and so pissed because all my friends had clear skin. Of course my older brother never let me forget that he also didn’t have acne. My ENTIRE life I hated my hair. Fast forward to my 20’s... ya girl started tanning almost as much as the white girls lol, my skin has cleared up but I’m embracing the dark spots from popping and extracting, and my hair doesn’t hate me anymore because I don’t hate it❤️❤️
#day5 of the #sensualselfiechallenge and what an exhilarating, inspiring, emotional experience it has been!! I’m beyond thankful for and inspired by the women who I joined in this journey, whatever it meant to her.. it was special and it was powerful! From this point forth I’m making a promise to myself to be as bold as I want, as sensual as I want, and as matter of fact as I want in my sexual expression. I will always #takeupspace . #getfree