Life has a funny tendency of kicking us the most when we're down on our luck. Wandering through hard times seems like a never-ending cycle, especially when the ones we love hurt us the most. Whether we're facing relationship chaos, financial catastrophe, or stress at work, we are all products of insecurities. Do we meet our stressors, worries, and troubles head-on, or do we file them away into tiny boxes camouflaged within our fictitious façade of glamour and positivity? I would argue that most of us use the excuse, "I'm working on myself," more than we care to admit, but are we really? There is always room for improvement in anything we do, but are we holding ourselves accountable for our actions, or are we slipping under the pressure of our lie's slippery slope?
This photo shoot was centered around the struggle of battling insecurities. Internal and external insecurities plague our world, and the presence of body shaming, discrimination, and bullying only heighten our vacillations. Facing our doubts head-on will never get easier, but if we hope to improve not only our self-esteems, but also, the world in which we live, it is a necessary unpleasantry.
Will you continue to be a product of your insecurities, or will you wear them like armor, and accept them, own them, and display them with pride?