The world is full of conversation, opinion, and last but not least, ideologies that influence our train of thought and shape how we think as individuals. It can be difficult to balance what we think is right with the ever changing trends our society tends to undergo, and as frustrating as this can be, it's in these moments we must be bold. What is right and what is wrong in the eyes of big brother will never fully fit into our lives. We will always have disagreements with the world, in our relationships, and with ourselves.
What we do have though, is the simplicity of nature to guide us back to our roots, out of our conformities and back into consciousness. Be aware of how you're evolving, how you think, how you judge your neighbor, how you treat yourself. Do you feel tension inside of you at the end of the day? Or are you happy with the connections you've been making lately? Do you feel as if you are losing yourself and striving to become a new "you" for the right or wrong reasons? Although facing these questions might be hard, being honest with yourself is the first step towards ditching the conformities of the ego and returning to your true self.
Allow yourself to evolve with the world for to become a better you, but try not to get caught up in the conformities of our black and white takes on topics (taking one side or the other). Venn Diagrams intersect for a reason. We are meant to be different, but we are also meant to relate. Live in the gray area, see both sides, ask questions and practice awareness.
When I took this picture I was on my way to find a fishing spot when I heard the sweetest little bird singing the catchiest tune. Wishing my mom were there with me (birdies remind me of her), I called my mom so she could hear him too. Afterwards, I sat down, closed my eyes, and took a moment to let the sounds of nature carry me deeper into its song.
This picture isn't about my body. It's about being one with nature and being comfortable in your skin. Nature is art. Human beings are art and this was a special moment for me that I wanted to capture. This picture is symbolic of what it means to be bold in a conforming society. I am simply indulging in nature, in a yoga pose, and in my bathing suit. Our society either accepts this photo or denies it full force because I am a woman and we are sexualized through the media and in our day to day lives, whether or not we are asking for it. I do not think this is fair. I respect myself and my body, and I consider myself an artist ( I believe we all are artists and express ourselves through different outlets and specializations ), of course expression comes with judgement and art does too. That I accept, but I will not oppress my creativity and ways of expression due to the ever-changing standards of conformity.
When I say "be bold," be your kind of bold. Each of us have our own comfort zones and lines we are not willing to cross, that is okay! If you feel there is something on your mind or create a photo that truly represents you and feel comfortable sharing, then do it. But if you find yourself questioning a post or form of expression, it could be society making you feel you have to pursue the action to fit in and feel validated. Keep in mind everything is up for interpretation, even a simple t-shirt with a saying on it can be interpreted numerous ways. How you might see something could be completely different to how someone else might view it. Be bold but also mindful of how you are representing yourself and make sure this representation is coming from the heart. This is how society can better manage and work through these conformities together. When everyone is able to create content that is true to them, then there is no need to oppress it.
Thanks for being here
I feel my purpose is to show readers and viewers different perspectives of the world through the eyes of others. Everyday I challenge myself to think of new theories and concepts, change-up my routine and viewpoints, and allow myself to be creative both mentally and physically. I feel knowledge is power and when we choose to evolve and understand ourselves, we choose to understand our world and the people in it.