-Photo by Gabe @ Perspectiveye
A facebook friend shared this blog post earlier in the week and I just found myself revisiting it day after day. Sylvia’s story was one pure inspiration and I love how photography helped remind her of the strong, confident sexy woman she is; inside and out. All this was just to much to keep to myself. Sylvia’s strength and inner beauty just shines in these gorgeous boudoir photos… Read her story and see her photos here –> Perspective Eye
Here is a little taste of what you will find:
“However, the nights when I stared into the mirror and felt extremely unattractive, he wasn’t there. He left before chemo even started and that made me sad. In his place, India Arie’s “I am Not My Hair” had found it’s way onto my iPod and her lyrics provided me comfort for those tearful nights where “breast cancer and chemotherapy” had taken away “my sexy.”
Arie’s lyrics blared from my headphones telling me that I was “not my hair” and I was not “this skin,” rather, I was “a soul that lives within.” I realized I needed to re-define what sexy meant to me. Yes, sexy had a lot to do with how I looked on the outside, but I began to realize it had a lot more to do with how I felt on the inside.
Today I could pass you on the street and you would never know that I had cancer. You would never think that a year and a half ago, I was completely bald and could barely stand to look at myself in the mirror.
When Michelle had asked if I’d like to do a session with herself and Gabe, I said yes, not giving much thought to why I was doing the shoot, other than it would be fun. As the shoot unfolded I felt beautiful, I felt like a woman, and I felt sexy once again.
When Gabe sent me pictures to view, I realized that he had captured more than just a picture. His photos celebrated how resilient my body has been, a body that has been pumped full of toxins, swelled to shocking proportions, and yet has returned to me.
Here’s to bringing sexy back, inside and out.” – Sylvia Soo
I encourage you to also check out Sylvia’s Blog, Cancer Fabulous!! Amazing .