Jade Beall’s Photography campaign on Breastfeeding is the most beautiful thing I’ve seen in a very long time. She’s been doing this Photography series since last year, championing women to love their bodies and embrace the beauty that comes with the bodily changes of breastfeeding.
In this series, Jade encourages women to love the process of breastfeeding their kids and not allow society to shame, mock or dictate untruths about sexiness into our souls.
“I am here to be a facilitator for living Heaven on Earth. I am here to support Your Waking Dream. I am here to stand in my Authentic Beauty and reflect Your Divine Gorgeousness. I am here to be a radiant reflection of Life. I am Life. You are Life. All of this that we are and that we have: is Divine. All of this is Magic. All of this: Just Is.” says Jade Beall on her gorgeous website and she does this facilitation of authentic beauty incredibly well in the Breastfeeding photo series.
I’ve been following Jade Beall’s work for some time now and she is a gift. Her work is a call to self-ownership and nurture, and I am so grateful for it!
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Jade Beall is a proud mother and a Tucson, AZ-based world-renown Photographer specializing in truthful images of women to inspire feeling irreplaceably beautiful as a counter-balance to the airbrushed photoshopped imagery that dominates mainstream media. Her recent work “A Beautiful Body Project” has touched 100,000’s of women’s lives and garnered global attention from media outlets including the BBC, The Huffington Post & beyond. Jade’s book series and media platform feature untouched photos of women alongside the stories of their journeys to build self-esteem in a world that thrives off women feeling insecure. Jade’s dream is to inspire future generations of women to be free from painful suffering from years of feeling not enough and embrace their sacred beauty just as they are in this precious moment.
Saturday Vibes! My Muse Venus Tyané Kuya and her two little ones. – Before we know it, they will be grown and we will be more wise and we will reflect that we wished we had loved these beautiful bodies abundantly in wholehearted adoration and self-compassion. We will know later what our children know right now: our bodies are the source of magic, cuddles, protection, nourishment, divinity, perfection.
"I am having a hard time loving what I see in the mirror lately," the beautiful @zonagypsy mother of 2 confessed when I sent her her photos. – When I asked if I could share this photo she hesitated but then said, "Deep breath, ok." – When we allow ourselves to be held in love by our sisters, we then have this tremendous gift to experience radical self love. It's magic.
"When Jade asked me to share these particular images from our shoot, I wasn't sure if I wanted to because I am self-conscious about the bruising on my legs – of all things! It is really strange the things that we single out as unworthy about ourselves. The reason why I have those bruises is because I work out almost daily. I am trying to prioritize my physical and mental health, and consequently end up banging my legs on weights and so forth. But instead of feeling proud of the bruises because in reality they are evidence of my hard work, I easily can slip into seeing it as another "imperfection." I never want any of my insecurities to impact my relationship with my children, or the way they see themselves. So I'm sharing them because even though it's difficult for me to understand why Jade wanted to share these from our shoot, I do know in my heart that they are beautiful and a part of my story today- bruises and all." -Lela Thank you beautiful Lela for being so brave and saying yes to my request to share these even when it was a bit scary for you. That's how we change the conversation and how we see all the little things that we have been trained to think of something to hide instead of evidence of the miricale of being alive! #mothersday #bodypositive #selflove