Kate | Yarmouth, ME
Images by Kari Herer
"I want my story to be the most epic love story ever. A love story about falling in love with myself."
"My old body story was one of complete detachment. At some point I decided my body and feelings were not to be trusted and that I could actually think my way through anything. I just ignored my body - until a dreaded shopping trip, a look in the mirror, or a snapped (and posted) photo; then the only feeling I had was hating my body. I didn't hear or recognize the negative self talk. It was just my norm. I guess in my detachment I even stopped feeling my own thoughts.
I want my story to be the most epic love story ever. A love story about falling in love with myself. I think (oops) I feel it's already starting and it FEELS so damn good.
I have discovered an amazing appreciation for this body of mine. An appreciation for all her hard work, for her amazing beauty, and all the fun we have had together. Most of which I had never stopped long enough to thank her for. Seriously -- if I met her (my body) on the street we would have been fast friends -- so after ignoring her for so long (and her patiently waiting for me to wake up) I feel an amazing bond forming. After writing my letter to my body, I knew I needed to reunite my head with my body. So, my ceremony was a marriage. It was beautiful and everything I needed it to be. Like I said -- this is the start of something so good -- I can feel it."
Images of Kate by Kari Herer.