In exploring this new "body love" a unique opportunity popped up. An artist needed nude models for a photo shoot in Cleveland. I knew that I had to apply.
"During the majority of my life I have heard that I need to lose weight. That I was chunky. That I would never get a boyfriend at my weight. Up until about 8 years ago I was self conscious about it. I have now come to accept my body and love it the way it is. I run and do triathlons because they are fun. I do crossfit for the camaraderie. I'd like to use this photo/installation opportunity as a coming out for my body. That I love it the way it is.
I am also a huge liberal and advocate for equal rights. The fact that this is happening during the RNC may help raise their awareness for equalality for women."
By the way, the shoot seems to have gone well. You can also read about it in Esquire.