I remember feeling so ashamed of my body. Bound to a life of hiding in fear of what rejection I would face if I stripped away the facade of perfection and showed the truth of what motherhood and weight loss had left me with. Loose skin, stretch marks... shame.
Until in a moment of triumph in my journey with self-love, I posted a photo showing it all.
I was sitting in my bedroom, wearing my @knixwear and took a photo in the mirror and shared my heart on social media.
What happened next was not rejection, but waves and waves of acceptance, connection, and community.
Better yet? Not soon after @knixwear reached out and said: "hey, we'd like you to model in our next shoot". Wait, what?
Here I was hiding my flaws away and there was this brand saying "hey, we think you're stunning as is, care to bare it all for the world?". So, in a bold and trusting move, I accepted, showed up and rocked it. Then watched as my photos began to be shared on the internet for everyone to see. People who didn't know me were going to see these incredibly vulnerable moments.
But these images that I imaged I'd feel shame about, instead made me feel strong, empowered, beautiful and like I said - fully and completely accepted.
You see, it was all in my head. I was existing with a fear-based mentality, terrified to show the side effects of my two proudest accomplishments: my CHILDREN, and the reclaiming of my HEALTH.
This @knixwear brand became family, and supported more than my tush and my tatas. They supported ME, supported others, and began to change the conversation around women's underwear and more importantly - their bodies. THIS is why they will truly forever have my heart (and all my future bra & underwear orders).
Today, I'm feeling blessed to share the love with a 20% off coupon code THEBIRDSPAPAYA20 for any @knixwear orders (until Aug 5). Here I am wearing the Evolution V-Neck Bra in a Size 2 and the Leakproof Underwear in a Medium!