The Love Your Body Now Project – Healing Body Image Issues Through Fine Art Nudes (Shannon)

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As many of you know I’ve been seen at age 26, then at age 46 naked round the world the last several weeks. Starting with my first naked post Am I Really Fat? which was also published in The Huffington Post. Followed shortly by Walk The Walk, Naked Lady, which was also published in HuffPo and featured in the British Daily Mail.

There’s been some hate mail. The Brits were especially harsh calling me a “Silly Cow,” saying “She’s about as deep as a contact lens,” (have to admit that’s clever), many telling me to “Get a life!” and several “Shame on you!”s.

But the one that really got me was from a man accusing me of being an anti-feminist because I (not the media as I’d indicated) objectified myself by posting my nudes. For a moment he almost had me. But  then I realized it wasn’t my truth. This was my response:

“I don’t agree. When I say the media objectifie­s women I am talking about how the female body is portrayed in bits and pieces. Breasts alone. Legs alone — with no face, no entire body.

“Or entrapped in lingerie meant to engage the male eye. My photos are of a whole woman. Me. With no photoshopp­ing, no hair and make-up, no lingerie. Just me. Unadorned. I hope the photos are beautiful. I hope they’ve captured me as a whole woman at each age. They are my gift to myself. And I hope, in sharing them publicly, that they are a gift to other people who see their own bodies in pieces. A belly that’s too big. Breasts that sag. Thighs that rub together. All the things I nitpicked in myself until these nudes came back and I was able to absorb them and see myself whole. I hope this article and these pictures will encourage other people to see themselves whole.”

There was one comment so beautiful I have to repost it. While the compliments are directed toward me they feel universal:
From Kenneth Alton:

“At 26, your silhouette was quite lovely, the play of flesh and bone along your back and buttocks flattering­ly delicate and feminine (which interestin­gly makes your shoulders seem a bit strong in contrast in that image/pose­).

At 46, the earlier strength of shoulder now finds its inherent balance; if the silhouette is less delicate the play of flesh and bone is more suggestive of feminine strength and maternal solidity.

One is a fortunate, almost errant, flower in bloom; the other the curve of rock, the swell of earth, without which no flowers would ever bloom.

I have often considered it a trifle foolish the way that shallow youth is considered inherently beautiful. There is such a terrible beauty which only age brings, a depth of power that only deepens the sense of mystery that utterly, completely­, captivates­.”

Here is my last nude salvo (until I’m 66 then it’ll just be one nude Bacchanal) meant as a Valentine to women (and men) with body image issues, both profound and garden variety. If you’d like to see more Love Your Body Now: Healing Body Image Issues Through Fine Art Nudes go HERE.

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  1. Alexandra
    Alexandra 20 February, 2012, 12:02

    This…tears to my eyes.

    Why dont we love ourselves more????

    So sad, and we are so beautiful: this is a work of soulful, deep art, Shannon.

    So very perfectly beautiful.

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  2. Sandra
    Sandra 20 February, 2012, 14:00

    I am so with Alexandra on this, and so not with the critics who called you a silly cow. You are not! I must say, I’m not often moved to…well, to anything, but this really struck a cord. Thank you for being so brave and completely beautiful inside and out.

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  3. Jenny, Bloggess
    Jenny, Bloggess 20 February, 2012, 15:15

    Beautiful.

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  4. Unknown Mami
    Unknown Mami 20 February, 2012, 15:41

    I always look back and love the body I had in the past even though I never loved it when I had it. It’s just another way of not fully being in or embracing the present.

    That comment you shared is beyond beautiful.

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    • Shannon
      Shannon Author 20 February, 2012, 15:51

      Living in the present moment. That’s the biggie. And I couldn’t believe that comment. One of the most beautiful things I think I’ve read. I’m going to wait in line for his book, if there is one.

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  5. The Animated Woman
    The Animated Woman 20 February, 2012, 16:00

    I look at my 96 year old grandmother and I know that NOW is my time. So many women need to see your video. Well done!

    Now sharing….

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    • Shannon
      Shannon Author 20 February, 2012, 16:24

      Thanks so much!! My grandma is 98 and I suspect I many have her genes. If I ever complain about pushing 50 she reminds me she didn’t learn to water ski until she was 65. Carpe Diem!

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  6. Marci
    Marci 20 February, 2012, 16:15

    This is lovely, Shannon! Where do we learn to hate our bodies? It is sad. I was very thin at 26, but still did not love my body. My breasts were too small, I thought I had cellulite on my thighs, etc. Now I know I was too thin, but I wouldn’t mind being about five pounds less than I am now. Oh, and in better shape. LOL In another 20 years, I’ll look back and wish for this body. Sad, but true.

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    • Shannon
      Shannon Author 20 February, 2012, 16:24

      You are not alone Marci. Look to your left and right anywhere and there’s a woman next to you feeling the same way. We must love and support each other. Thanks for reading and commenting. xo

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  7. john cave osborne
    john cave osborne 20 February, 2012, 18:07

    what an incredible video and message.

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  8. erin margolin
    erin margolin 20 February, 2012, 18:47

    This speaks to me. Loudly. Your video is incredible. I’m so glad you’ve joined the Aiming Low team. I’m going to try and love my body now.

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    • Shannon
      Shannon Author 20 February, 2012, 22:34

      You and me both. I have been embracing my muffin top. And even bending over.

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  9. Debi (Truthful Mommy)
    Debi (Truthful Mommy) 20 February, 2012, 19:05

    The video is incredibly moving.As someone who suffers from Body Dysmorphic Disorder, I know the tricks it plays on our minds.
    You are beautiful. I am on the outside looking in and I see you. You are beautiful.I am so glad that you can appreciate your beauty in the now. You have come further than I have yet in the disorder. I hope some day I too can look at myself in the now and love what I see.
    Thank you for sharing your heart and these lovely images.

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    • Shannon
      Shannon Author 20 February, 2012, 22:36

      Hi Debi – thank you so much for commenting. I woke up a month ago and realized I’ve been trying to lose the last 10 pounds for 5 years. So I decided to keep them. I’m healthy. Happy and sick of picking myself apart. It’s a one day at a time proposition. Will pop over and visit you at truthfulmommy xo

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  10. WhyIsDaddyCrying
    WhyIsDaddyCrying 20 February, 2012, 19:20

    if giving birth to a child, loving it, raising it and behing ridiculed because your body reflects it is the world we live in…i want no part. every damn one of you women are gorgeous. enough said

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  11. Guiltysquid
    Guiltysquid 20 February, 2012, 19:35

    Thank you. You are beautiful.

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    • Shannon
      Shannon Author 20 February, 2012, 22:39

      Why thank you. And I want to know why the squid is guilty. Must go investigate…

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  12. Sarah Auerswald
    Sarah Auerswald 20 February, 2012, 20:00

    Shannon, you are such an incredibly beautiful woman – and you were 20 years ago, too! Thank you for your bravery and your humor!

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  13. natalie
    natalie 20 February, 2012, 20:18

    you are amazing!!! and some of those comments while everyone can have an opinion are just awful!!! xoxo

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    • Shannon
      Shannon Author 20 February, 2012, 22:41

      Hi Natalie — they were quite blistering those comments. But I didn’t take it too personally as the article did make me sound a bit vacuous. I’ll win those Brits over if I have to eat all of their pub food.

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  14. Katy
    Katy 20 February, 2012, 23:06

    Bravo Shannon!!! Beautiful post. Bold, universal to the topic of being content with oneself (in any and all our ways) and as always, humorous. Keep up the good work! Love, K

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  15. Leila (Don't Speak Whinese)
    Leila (Don't Speak Whinese) 21 February, 2012, 01:02

    This was so beautiful. Thank you for this much needed message.

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  16. LW
    LW 21 February, 2012, 01:03

    I wouldn’t worry about that trashy paper. It’s also known as the ‘Daily Fail’ over here in blighty, and can be full of jingoistic, racist, generally nasty sentiment.

    Mwah! xx

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    • Shannon
      Shannon Author 21 February, 2012, 07:26

      Oh LW that’s a relief. Because I love the Brits (being a descendant myself). The Daily Fail. Will keep that in mind. Which is as “shallow as a contact lens.” That one gave me such a laugh.

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  17. Second Mom
    Second Mom 21 February, 2012, 08:34

    You are one Beautiful Woman – Inside and out.

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  18. AC Booth
    AC Booth 21 February, 2012, 08:41

    You have always made me laugh, but today you made me cry. Amazing. I want everyone to see this. Who cares about those wretched Daily Mail critics?

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    • Shannon
      Shannon Author 21 February, 2012, 10:02

      You’re right AC — We seek it here, we seek it there, the Frenchies seek it everywhere…is it in heaven? Or is it in hell…that damned elusive Daily Mail!

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  19. elisa
    elisa 21 February, 2012, 09:10

    hope after this comment page, I can get to the article.

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  20. Mara
    Mara 21 February, 2012, 09:12

    I LOVE YOU.

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  21. sonora
    sonora 21 February, 2012, 10:14

    Kudos! Beautiful video. The Brit crits just don’t get it.

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  22. Caryn B
    Caryn B 21 February, 2012, 12:59

    Beautiful…..and a wonderful reminder to love ourselves…our bodies…I wish I had loved my body more when I was younger….

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  23. margaret welsh
    margaret welsh 21 February, 2012, 13:49

    You silly gorgeous cow! How lovely and brave–keep going an know that I WILL NEVER DO THAT but love you for doing so…don’t mind the Brits–they’re always pissed off–not enough vitamin D :-)

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  24. Andrea Edwards
    Andrea Edwards 21 February, 2012, 17:14

    Absolutely brilliant, well done. I’ve spent a lifetime hating my body and wondering why the hell I do? I remember a photo taken when I was 15, and I hated it. Years later I looked back at it and thought I was bloody hot, what the hell was I going on about? I try and hold onto that every time I hate myself in a picture because this hatred has never left me – it’s bloody horrible. So bravo, this is a really terrific message to send to the world. I continue to try to learn this lesson, because it is crippling xxxxxxx

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    • Shannon
      Shannon Author 21 February, 2012, 18:54

      Hello Andrea — I wonder if maybe we all have hatred of our bodies. Since I’ve been exploring my own body hatred I’ve been looking around the web at all of the models who’ve died of anorexia. To see them in their prime is to see perfection. Yet they all hated the way they looked. It’s just heartbreaking that so many of us struggle with either severe or just a consistent malaise of dissatisfaction. I assure you you are not alone Andrea. I think the best we can do sometimes is to NOT BE UPSET with ourselves for being dissatisfied. Maybe it’s normal considering all the advertising pressure we all receive daily. kisses to you.

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  25. lauren
    lauren 21 February, 2012, 18:34

    Well done, and well said Shannon! I love the comment from WhyIsDaddyCrying, too!

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    • Shannon
      Shannon Author 21 February, 2012, 18:55

      Hello Miss Lauren. I am mildly in love with WhyIsDaddyCrying. What a nice chap.

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  26. Jamie
    Jamie 21 February, 2012, 23:32

    My husband just came home and I was about to start your video so he watched it with me.

    Now he is even more excited to meet you (46-year-old you!) *wiggles eyebrows*

    He thinks you’re still “super hot.”

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  27. Eva Smith
    Eva Smith 22 February, 2012, 03:23

    Beautiful!

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  28. Gabrielle - Design Mom
    Gabrielle - Design Mom 22 February, 2012, 05:03

    Made me cry, Shannon. It’s so good!

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  29. cindy baker gilbert
    cindy baker gilbert 22 February, 2012, 06:18

    I admire your journey.

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  30. Lucille Renwick
    Lucille Renwick 22 February, 2012, 12:16

    Shannon. You have given a gift to far more than yourself. You have given a gift to all of us who look in the mirror every day and nit-pick at ourselves, hoping that a nip and a tuck would make us happier. If every woman could take photos of themselves every decade or so and stop for 3 minutes and embrace the gorgeous bodies that get us up every day, carry our children, please our partners, run for the bus or train, lift the groceries and so much more. We need to be kinder to ourselves and stop waiting for Hollywood to get their heads out of their asses and see bodies of all sizes as beautiful. Bravo, dear friend.

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    • Shannon
      Shannon Author 22 February, 2012, 13:15

      Hi honey — Yes, you and I have spent a lot of time commiserating about our middles. Funny how when I see you I think, “Damn that woman’s hot!” Now if we could just give each other our vision. Love you! Miss you!

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  31. Marta
    Marta 22 February, 2012, 18:38

    Sometimes I’m really struck by coincidence. How one can stumble onto something so applicable to their own life. I can’t remember who or how, but someone tweeted this post and I struck by time that I rarely have actually clicked it and opened. Then time ran away, but I left the tab open on my computer. A reminder to come back to it. And I’m back. And stunned. Stunned by your beauty. Then and now. Stunned by how on February 20th I wrote something similar, but without your optimism. More with regret for how hard I am on myself (and continue to be) and a wish not to be (but not sure how). I only hope before I’m 46 I can come to accept my body with all of its flaws, imperfections and beauty.

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    • Shannon
      Shannon Author 22 February, 2012, 19:28

      I’m going to visit you now. I really struggled with the After photos for a few days. Then my husband talked some sense into me and got me to look at them again. Slowly I am holding them close and am so grateful just to be healthy. In 2006 I had a very impossible digestive ailment (which is now much better). I dropped down to 116 lbs which I hadn’t weighed since high school and I looked horrible. From the waist down I was fantastic, but from the waist up terrifying. Crone like and ill-looking. Weight is life. We need to be healthy above all.

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  32. Juliette Woods
    Juliette Woods 22 February, 2012, 23:39

    You really did a beautiful job on this. Funny thing, I slowly and healthfully lost 62 pounds and now am the same weight I was in high school. Now I’m bitching because at 57 my muscle tone is not the same as before. Everyone says I look great, but I think to myself…”not without my clothes on.” How silly is that? Geez! Thanks for the wake up call. : )

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    • Shannon
      Shannon Author 23 February, 2012, 00:30

      You are welcome! You just enjoy every inch of your wonderful body. We deserve it!

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  33. Shelby Barone
    Shelby Barone 22 February, 2012, 23:53

    Amazing!

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  34. Mary
    Mary 24 February, 2012, 07:23

    Wow. great message. I think along similar lines every time I face a birthday. Not so much about my body but that I am should just be happy to be having a birthday and to be alive!!

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    • Shannon
      Shannon Author 24 February, 2012, 09:31

      Yes. Living is preferable. But I want to die REALLY OLD with a good-looking corpse.

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  35. J.C.
    J.C. 24 February, 2012, 11:12

    Wow. just wow. I stumbled onto this via The Bloggess and have now found myself in an unexpected ugly cry. Wow. Your words and photos resonate so completely for me. Goddess bless you! And Goddess help me to accept and love the skin I am living in. Thank you!

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    • Shannon
      Shannon Author 24 February, 2012, 11:54

      Hi JC — so glad we found each other! I love Jenny. I am her stalker. And yes, the acceptance of the skin we’re in is tricky.

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  36. Anne
    Anne 28 February, 2012, 02:21

    Loved your video. Very gutsy. Very beautiful. It moved me to tears. I wonder why this is so much a core issue for so many of us. Has it always been? Since mirrors?

    And the Kenneth Alton quote about the ‘terrible beauty’- wow. Thank you.

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    • Shannon
      Shannon Author 28 February, 2012, 13:01

      Hi Anne — one of the Huffington Post readers said that Joan Rivers has a problem due to all of her plastic surgery, whereas Mick Jagger is hideously wrinkled but doesn’t care and is obviously confident in his skin. This got me to thinking about what it means to be a woman in this culture. Everyone can say that women have come a long way due to the Feminist Movement and thank God for that movement or things would be untenable. But I still think women get the message – from infancy on – that they are appreciated for their beauty while men are appreciated more for what they can accomplish. I wonder if that will ever disappear.

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  37. Miss Annie V.
    Miss Annie V. 1 March, 2012, 11:58

    I am moved and inspired beyond words… This comes from a gal previously too self-conscious/self-aware/simply afraid of so much as wearing short sleeves in my own home. I so wish I had found you sooner! Stunning. xo

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  38. GirltoMom- Heidi
    GirltoMom- Heidi 1 March, 2012, 16:56

    Shannon, I love your video and your Huffpost articles. I saw you in person and you’re the perfect weight. I’ll have you know that tons of people have clicked on to my blog to see a picture of you! You go, girlfriend!!!

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  39. Rob
    Rob 2 March, 2012, 20:20

    Shannon,
    Beautiful video and sentiment. It really strikes a chord with many. Remiinds me that it’s very important for fathers to be supportive of thier daughters’ body image.
    You know that I have always found you beautiful inside and out. Thanks for sharing your insight and wisdom.

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  40. Loosecannon
    Loosecannon 3 March, 2012, 15:02

    Beautifully done! I am right there, hating my body. I AM overweight, but I think what I see is so much fatter than reality. My 7 and 13 yr olds tell me ” mama, you are not fat!” God bless them!

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    • Shannon
      Shannon Author 3 March, 2012, 19:44

      I guarantee you that you are not seeing the way your really look. I just showed my extended family my interview on Fox 11 news, and I hate the way I look. They saw me in a completely different way. I.E. positively.

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  41. Catherine
    Catherine 5 March, 2012, 11:44

    Yep — I was tearing up as I watched this. Beautiful message — from a gorgeous 46 year-old. Thank you for sharing. I sure hope that this message spreads far and wide. We need more of your wisdom and less of the oscars… xoxox Cath

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    • Shannon
      Shannon Author 5 March, 2012, 14:10

      Less Oscars. I’m sick of all the awards ceremonies. It just makes me want to eat Coogle.

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  42. paul
    paul 9 March, 2012, 21:36

    Uh, hello? You look way better now than you did then. Girl vs. Woman. Skinny vs. Healthy. Vain vs . . . vs. . . . well, not sure. Self-assured? I’ll take the 46 yr. old version any day.

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    • Shannon
      Shannon Author 9 March, 2012, 22:25

      Have you gone mad? (i love you). And yes, it’s “vain vs vain.” Apparently I’m as deep as a contact lens. sigh.

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  43. Michelle Fryback
    Michelle Fryback 23 March, 2012, 07:53

    Tears in my eyes, I am you and you are me, as women we are all the same. I will be showing this to every female therapy client I have. Thank you for this gift.

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    • Shannon
      Shannon Author 23 March, 2012, 07:55

      Michelle thank you so much. I hope it’s helpful. I think we are all walking on the same path of a culture that seems to hate women.

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  44. Michelle Fryback
    Michelle Fryback 23 March, 2012, 08:09

    It seems to be an epidemic in politics right now. Keep doing what you are doing. Truth, honesty and authenticity sets us free. You have a gift for the truth…

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  45. Kelly
    Kelly 27 March, 2012, 15:04

    Such a beautiful, intimate and vulnerable insight to share. Thank you for your depth and courage.

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  46. Danny Dix
    Danny Dix 18 April, 2012, 07:31

    I’m sorry but I need to confess right here and now…(sorry ladies, cover your ears cos this is totally inappropriate)…but as a man I’d waaay more love to run off with she of the gorgeously beautiful, most stunning and spellbinding 46 year old body along with that witty intelligent yet whimsical mind than the sweet little 26 year old (have you done your homework yet) young girl.
    Ok…slap my face now. I’d most likely love that too.

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  47. Karen
    Karen 18 April, 2012, 16:28

    this is beautiful! after two babies, a stroke 8 months ago, a feeding tube and numerous surgeries and scars and weight loss and gains,i can’t say that i love my body, but i do love that its fought its way back and am amazed at what it can do after being so battered. You are a strong woman to post this!

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    • Shannon
      Shannon Author 18 April, 2012, 21:22

      Hi Karen — In my constant quest for some ideal I do forget to thank my body for carrying two babies, recovering from 2 c-sections and various other dents, bruises and scars from my 46+ years. This reminds me that our bodies truly are temples.

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  48. Amy Mayer
    Amy Mayer 25 April, 2012, 11:06

    Thank you for helping me accept the changes in my body too. To me you were always the most stunningly beautiful creature. The fact that you felt that way about yourself makes me realize that maybe I’ve been a little hard on myself too. One thing I’ve learned as I’ve gotten older is that beauty really does come from the inside. I spent last night with a couple of 70 year old women that were the most beautiful creatures. I loved their laugh, their stories, and their hearts. We are slowly getting there too. Someday…maybe we will be as beautiful as them.

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    saving private sheep apk 28 April, 2012, 05:02

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  50. Tom Sexton
    Tom Sexton 23 August, 2012, 19:32

    I’ve been a nudist all my adult life and I always feel comfortable and relaxed without uncomfortable clothes! Tom

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    • Shannon
      Shannon Author 23 August, 2012, 21:40

      Good for you, Tom! Pants really are a hinderance. I’ve been enjoying dress lately that allow my body to breathe.

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  51. Laurie
    Laurie 20 October, 2012, 04:31

    I wish there was some way to share this with my six year old daughter. She recently was planning a party and didn’t want to invite one friend because, she said, “Julianna always looks pretty.” I was shocked. Floored. Cannot imagine where it came from. Not from me. There has never been any emphasis on looks in our home. It made me so incredibly sad to hear her say that….I want to, need to, change that attitude. Any suggestions would be so appreciated.

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    • Shannon
      Shannon Author 20 October, 2012, 08:57

      I was starting to get some of that from my 8 year old. It seems to have quieted down. I find every opportunity to genuinely compliment her. I frequently admire how strong her legs are- as she’s a soccer player. I compliment her creativity, her intelligence and her utterly adorable freckles.

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  52. Marcheline
    Marcheline 19 February, 2014, 18:54

    Well… I’ve only seen two of your “Love Your Body” photo shoots so far, and it seems a little odd to me that the people being photographed actually have very few things about them that are physically unattractive. I didn’t see anyone with a fat, droopy belly or cottage cheese thighs. I mean, I get the point of what you’re saying, but the photos don’t really back that up. Do a nude photo shoot of someone more than a little overweight, and then try and tell us how they’re supposed to love their body now. If I looked like you, or like the other woman (Beth, was it?) I would love my body now, too. It’s all emotional and gushy and yes, shouldn’t we all just accept ourselves, but when you really do need to lose weight, that sunny-side-up stuff just doesn’t fly.

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    • Shannon
      Shannon Author 19 February, 2014, 22:17

      Hi Marcheline — I completely get what you’re saying. Both Beth and I don’t have much to complain about. But here’s the thing, we BOTH truly feel/felt insecure about aspects of our bodies. So I guess the point these two sets of photos make is that the 80% of women who feel dissatisfied with their bodies are within healthy BMIs. Which yet again seems to reinforce the notion that we’re getting screwed up messages from relationships (whether it be friends, parents or lovers) and the media. Now. Our goal over the long term is to shoot women of all shapes, sizes and ages in a way that is loving and flattering. And while it’s true that there are women out there who are unhealthily overweight, my thought — and this is an experiment — is that if that particular woman can learn to love her body now, then perhaps it can put her on the path to treating her body with love and a healthier lifestyle. SHAME IS NOT TRANSFORMATIVE, LOVE IS.

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