I am 32 weeks pregnanct with my second child and have struggled to feel beautiful throughout this pregnancy. I am far away from home, and though I have a few close women friends out here, I am missing the warm envelope of my loving “village” back home. I have fought with myself for 7 months trying to see myself as beautiful, and I finally decided to make myself feel that way. So, with the help of a camera and many hours playing with photoshop filters, I created these. I did not photoshop out any of my buldges, or reduce the shape of my thighs, I simply let myself play with color and light, to create some art out of this second pregnancy. Thank you for providing a place where women can express themselves.
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