Ella. Auckland, NZ.

I feel more vulnerable now than I have ever felt in my life. I love my child so much that I’m absolutely terrified that something will happen to her. It leaves me feeling incredibly scared, but also so alive because it means I’m constantly aware of life and how delicate it is. I’m vulnerable but also incredibly happy. 

 

Maia inspires me to do all the things that bring me immediate joy. It’s really nice to be around that all the time. It makes me feel really free. 

 

It reminds me of this feeling I’ve had only a few times in my life; a deep glowing feeling in my chest, really heavy but not like a weight, just really dense. It was brought on by thoughts but it was a totally visceral experience. It felt like a place. I felt like I’d really found myself and found something within myself that was really strong and centred. I felt really powerful.

 

I think of beauty as a captivating thing to see or experience; one of the most wonderful experiences I can have. Looking a certain way, fitting into a standard of beauty is just not a priority for me. 

 

I do myself justice by expressing my full self and my individuality.