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Trying to see myself within myself. (Anonymous)

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.

(Please do not use these images without permission of the artist)

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8 comments… add one

  • Elizabeth Wednesday, February 28, 2007, 8:41 pm

    those are really cool pics. You are beautiful!

  • AMANDA WILSON Wednesday, February 28, 2007, 9:13 pm

    I think the photo’s are great ( and YOU are beautiful in all your Momma glory!)

  • Abby Thursday, March 1, 2007, 6:51 am

    I love the black and white one. You ARE beautiful.

    ps…I know how it is to be pregnant and raise children far from family and home.

  • Lisha Campbell Saturday, March 3, 2007, 2:19 am

    Your pictures are beautiful.

  • Keri Saturday, March 3, 2007, 8:39 pm

    These are some of the most amazing, beautiful, REAL pictures I’ve seen lately. Congratulations on your pregnancy!

  • ericswifey27 Sunday, March 4, 2007, 1:16 am

    You ARE beautiful. Pregnant women are sexy. I am so enjoying being pregnant again! Treasure it!

  • none Friday, March 30, 2007, 7:36 pm

    it’s extremely difficult to be away from home and from your loved ones and away from everything that’s dear to you. and it all hits you more during the process of pregnancy, birth and raising your new born. I have not yet found a solution for these and I am at the stage of thinking about my second child and a little fearing that it will all be the same again, lonely, quiet, dark… at the other end of the world. but i’m trusting that fate’s imagination is more colorful than mine :o)) and you shall too. you are now and will be after birth as well absoultely beautilful.

  • Dee Wednesday, April 4, 2007, 6:34 pm

    LOVE the pics! I use Photoshop all the time and I’ve always loved doing the whole comic book/cartoon type images on friends photos. You just took it to the next level and gave me great ideas!
    Absolutely beautiful!

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