My BODY JOURNEY
I spent over 25 years of my life living with feelings of shame, judgment, frustration, and even sadness about my body. I grew up in in a body that wasn’t considered to be “normal” by society’s standards. I was the fat kid from kindergarten to 12th grade. Then after high school, I was the fat girl evolving into a young woman who was searching for my sense of self, but void of self-esteem, confidence, or self-love. In the decade of my life between my late teens and twenties, things got dramatically worse for me and my body. I was sexually assaulted, physically abused, and officially diagnosed with PCOS, a chronic illness. All of the trauma, pain, and violence that I experienced left me feeling completely detached from my body and ashamed. On the outside, I was covering up my brokenness with fashionable clothes, beautiful shoes, and makeup laid to the gawds, but on the inside, I was in need of healing.
I had a body relationship that was broken and shattered into pieces
You may be wondering how did I go from being a woman who was ashamed, hurt, and in a broken relationship with my body to a Holistic Wellness Coach and Body Image Healer? My answer is, Love. I reached out to Creator (God) and I asked for healing. I began to realize that all the shiny stuff I was wearing on the outside was just a camouflage to mask the inadequacies and fear that I was really feeling. I knew that I wanted to evolve into a higher version of myself and to live out my life purpose.
I gradually began the healing process with Me, My Body, and Love.
Everything that I survived in life showed me how strong I was, and I used that strength to work towards my own body freedom. By prioritizing my own self-care and holistic wellness, I reconnected with my body in a loving way. I released the old, negative beliefs that I had about my body and I replaced them with new, positive belief systems. I learned how to embrace my body at ANY stage of life: weight fluctuations, appearance changes, health challenges, and more. I evolved into the woman that I wanted to become and I still continue to evolve every day.