in conversation with Nina
our womanhood ~ chapter V
As part of our latest campaign, we invited our community to take part in a shoot for womanhood. As with all our images, they remain untouched.
We had a chat with Nina about what womanhood means to her and the journey she has been on
"My relationship with my own womanhood has evolved as I grow older. I have started to love my body more, for it has gone through and survived.
It has carried life; it has survived primary breast cancer and it’s now on a fight of a life time to keep me alive for as long as possible with stage 4 cancer.
I am on yet another long journey of womanhood, chemo is making me lose weight, hair all over again and I am re discovering a new and more liberating relationship with myself.
I understand the value of growing older.
I was completely striped of my identity. Everything about me had changed. Once I started to fall back in love with the new me, I knew that what some may see as flaws I thank with my life.
In my teens and early twenties I was so self-conscious and had a hate relationship with my body and its curves. I think that came from not seeing enough representation of what a real woman’s body looked like. When I became pregnant and experienced carrying life inside of me, I developed a new appreciation for what our bodies are really capable of.
I would say, love the body you have now.
Nurture it, stop chasing perfection, it doesn’t exist.
Celebrate it, enjoy it!
The more love you show it the more it gives back to you."