I tell you all frequently that it’s “the angle” or “good lighting” when it comes to my photos and sometimes, that’s true.
And sometimes, it’s the finish on a photo that makes me feel bold enough to share with you.
I am frequently ashamed I’m not willing to be more honest with you about my shape and I worry that I am perpetuating a stereotype when I am as real as you are.
The truth is, I feel like a lion even though I may only be a mouse, and though reality is somewhat different from what I perpetuate, I am lucky enough to see myself through others’ eyes, and I believe.
I believe they find me beautiful and — like magic — I am.
Somehow, that’s all I ever needed to do to be released from insecurity: trust.
So, please, forgive me my vanity and my altered images. It’s how I like to picture myself.