And as I was looking through these photos taken by my friend, the talented Katie Jones, and directed by my inspiring and creative sista’ Anna Chapman, I tried to sit with how I felt about them.
The overarching feeling I get is “that’s not me.” Inside I feel like the same quiet, goofy, introverted nerd with glasses and too many thoughts that I’ve always been. And I AM that girl.
But I’m also THIS girl in these photos. The one with confidence, and a voice, and a passion, and a dream.
And if those dreams are going to come true, I need to OWN IT. I need to stop watching the powerful pieces of myself from the outside looking in, like an out-of-body experience. I need to claim my rightful place in the universe.
em·bod·y /əmˈbädē/ verb: be an expression of or give a tangible or visible form to (an idea, quality, or feeling).