Hello & Welcome to True Muse Boudoir!
Today, on International Women’s Day, I launch True Muse Boudoir and the #FearlesslyAuthentic movement as a love letter to all of the women of the world!
I celebrate you and all the women that have come before us who have fought for our rights and the freedom to have our own voice. I will forever be grateful to the brave women that weren’t afraid to stand up for what is fair and just. These women proved to be #FearlesslyAuthentic and I vow to always follow in their footsteps! I hope you can join me!
You are a sensational woman! You have loved, laughed and lived and have so much more spark left in your life no matter where you are or how old you are! Every inch of you is perfect the way it is and it is so important to love yourself RIGHT NOW. Not 10 pounds from now, not when you get a makeover but NOW.
I am a firm believer in self love and relishing in your womanhood EVERY DAMN DAY!! However you choose to express what being a woman means to you, always remember that you are a powerful and unique soul that deserves to appreciate and luxuriate in all of your spectacular glory!! Whether you are an artist, mother, business woman or anything in between – loving yourself and where you are is SO important.
I am very lucky.
I grew up with parents that made sure I was always confident and proud to be a woman. They instilled a fierce sense of girl power within me, which has helped shape not only my life but my business as well. Still to this day, they encourage my art and cheer me on in all aspects of my life. I know I am blessed and feel so grateful for their wonderful support and empowerment that made me into the woman I am today. That is why it’s so important to me to pay it forward and continue the love. I want to make sure that you KNOW what a positively breathtaking and exceptional woman you are!
But… it’s not always that easy, is it?
Enter beauty magazines with unrealistic expectations of what a woman SHOULD look like, selfish or abusive lovers that strip us of our self worth, or that nasty little lie we keep telling ourselves about not being good enough. All of these things can be a firestorm for self doubt and insecurity. Having been through it myself, I am here to tell you that it’s BULLSHIT. All bullshit. YEP! I said it and I meant it!
But it doesn’t have to be this way!
It’s time to get rid of that negative energy and focus on how captivating you are, and how your uniqueness is what makes you truly beautiful! No one can be the fierce and fabulous woman that you are! Just by being yourself, you have created art in this world. Take that to heart, because it is the absolute truth! It’s time for you to realize your self worth and liberate it!
You deserve to feel good about the INCREDIBLE woman that you are.
We as women tend to think of everyone else before we think of ourselves. We care deeply for our loved ones, oftentimes neglecting, or even worse, forgetting about the siren within. This is not healthy for the mind, body or soul. You can give yourself permission to love and celebrate the brilliant and sensual woman that you are! Hell, you DESERVE it, and don’t ever let anyone make you feel like you don’t!
It’s time to love ourselves and each other.
Throw aside those societal conventions of what beauty and being a woman is and embrace yourself. Embrace your magical, mystical womanhood and with that, support your fellow magical, mystical woman just as much!!! I am a firm believer in lifting up our fellow sisters! I think it is so important for women to stop competing against each other and embrace our beautiful differences. No one is better looking, more clever or has a better body than you! NO ONE. All of our bodies and brains and lips and eyes and hips and thighs are BEAUTIFUL!! I will scream it from the rooftops and you will always see it in my art! I create for you and because of you! You are a powerful and intriguing woman made up of so much beautiful complexity! We all are! And if we all supported one another and kicked society’s version of “perfect” to the curb, IMAGINE the wonderful things we could accomplish together! We have spent too much time berating ourselves and each other. With True Muse, I want to show you how we are ALL phenomenal, talented, intelligent and absolutely BADASS! It is my passion, privilege and inspiration to celebrate you and all of our sisters in this world!
On that empowered note, I leave you with this quote by Ariana Dancu:
“She made broken look beautiful
and strong look invincible.
She walked with the Universe
on her shoulders and made it
look like a pair of wings.”
Happy International Women’s Day!! I thank you from the bottom of my heart for inspiring me every day to be a champion for women and letting me show you the beauty and power that I see within you!
With endless love & gratitude,
Artwork by: http://laurencarneyart.tumblr.com