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Local Get Together

November 9, 2010

belly line up

On Sunday several local moms met me in a park to allow me to photograph their bellies for various uses, including a store which I hope to open by next week.

It’s always so great to meet people through SOAM. I probably have some form of social anxiety disorder, and if not, I certainly have a lot of social anxieties – I’m extremely shy and nervous meeting new people. But I felt very much at ease with the beautiful mamas who showed up. We sat around a bench under pine trees in the warm sun and just talked – about birth, about bodies, about blogging, about our children. Once everyone had arrived, we wandered over to a place where the trees provided a lovely backdrop and I took the pictures.

Thank you, every one of you, for showing up and for allowing me to use your images to help SOAM. It will, I hope, help the whole world.

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12 Responses to “Local Get Together”

  1. naturalgirl Says:
    November 9th, 2010 at 12:36 pm

    love this!!

  2. Bella Says:
    November 9th, 2010 at 1:21 pm

    Wow – I love this too!

  3. Proudmama Says:
    November 9th, 2010 at 5:18 pm

    That is such an awesome picture! It really reflects all different types bodies. Love it!

  4. DL Says:
    November 10th, 2010 at 8:38 am

    love this so much!!! I too have social anxiety, you do such a great job, very proud!

  5. Mina Says:
    November 10th, 2010 at 8:56 am

    awesome! I wish so much I could’ve joined you!

  6. Michelle Says:
    November 10th, 2010 at 9:49 am

    This is a beautiful picture and it reminds us all that our bodies are beautiful as well for the miracle they created. Thank you so much for doing this.

  7. Nikki Says:
    November 10th, 2010 at 5:49 pm

    Oh man, I wish you had more photos to share. Something about all the women being together speaks so loudly. It’d be cool to do one with all the women laying down in a circle. (**hint hint**) LOL

  8. Kerry Says:
    November 11th, 2010 at 2:52 pm

    I’m in love with this photo! I cant wait to see the zazzle store! I wish we could do something like this in New England.

  9. Sarah P. Says:
    November 11th, 2010 at 7:28 pm

    I love this photo!!!

  10. ANGW Says:
    November 12th, 2010 at 1:30 pm

    Bonnie, this is by far my favorite photo that I have come across in the years that I’ve followed SOAM. This speaks volumes. You’ve made me feel better about myself, and so very proud of you for the extraordinary work that you do. I’m normal too.

  11. Mariah Says:
    November 13th, 2010 at 7:46 am

    This is SO BEAUTIFUL!! Thank you for sharing! I can’t wait to see what’s next!

  12. Laura Says:
    November 22nd, 2010 at 11:03 am

    This is so great. After four kids within first 5 years of being married I can relate on how my body has changed. Love it!


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