Elena | Battery Park City, NY

Images by Gulnara Samoilova


"I have a new outlook and am not at war with my body."


From Elena:

"My old body story was one of me not willing to recognize (my body) as mine and feeling a lot of negative emotions toward it. I felt as if it was belonging to somebody else and it was putting me to shame. I felt embarrassed and sad when I saw myself in the mirror or in photographs. 

I would like to feel a sense of pride and love toward my body as I do toward my self. I want to achieve connection with my body and have a feeling of working together again. I will be happier in my everyday activity if I feel that there is not a part of me sabotaging me. I would like again to have a wish of spoiling my body and not depriving it. 

As a result of the project, I feel more connected and whole instead of feeling separated from my body and not in control. I am feeling more together and more hopeful. My life is easier as a result and happier too. I have a new outlook and am not at war with my body."

-- Elena

Images of Elena by Gulnara Samoilova.