It's time to embrace what makes you, you!
These are all words I’ve used with my boudoir over the years. That’s what it is, isn’t it? To be a woman in 2022, you need quite a bit of all those things in your personal arsenal.
Between the ads you have in your face every single day, telling you what a woman SHOULD be, and the people of your past telling you what you aren’t or what you’d never be, it’s a lot.
For me, it’s taken a lot to get where I am. Far more than it ever should have. I’m not where I want to be as a woman, (no, I absolutely do not mean physically, though everyone always has yet another goal in mind, right?) but part of being bold, daring, brave, and all the things, is acknowledging it and making those strides forward, right?
This space, my boudoir, isn’t for airbrushing women into the models you see on magazines. This is for celebrating women as they are, in all of their honest glory, and lifting them up.
More often than not, one of the very first responses I get from my boudoir clients when they get their galleries back is “IS THAT REALLY ME?”. Seeing yourself in a different light is a whole new feeling, y’all. I can say that honestly, because that’s my response when I receive my own galleries back, too!
Wanderlust Word for 2022: Embolden.
1. give (someone) the courage or confidence to do something or to behave in a certain way.
2. cause (a piece of text) to appear in a bold typeface.
3. “To fill with courage or strength of purpose”. Embolden implies the giving of courage sufficient to overcome timidity or reluctance.
2022, we’re coming for ya. We’re making 2022 the year we grow as women, shut out the sounds of the fractured societal views around us, and shut down the voices of the past.
The #EmboldenChallenge begins now