Blue Steel

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Sometimes I don’t know quite what to do with myself in front of the camera. So I goof around, and then I get giggly laughing at what a dork I am, and I hope that somewhere in there is a picture that doesn’t make me look like a dummy. I don’t always succeed. Taking daily pictures of yourself can be rough. But when I get nervous or self-critical I just repeat like a mantra: “Be the change. Be the change. Be the change.”

Be the change you want to see in the world. That’s what Ghandi said. So I have to get over myself, look like a dork sometimes, learn to ignore the parts about my body I don’t like, and put it out there. I want to look at women who look like me. So I better start with me. Right?

Deep breath. Be the change be the change be the change.

Shoes: Marshalls
Skirt: I made it, and the pattern is free from Burda Style!
Shirt: TJ Maxx
Necklace: Etsy