Sharon Clawson - A photo journal

Dec 16, 2021
Written by
Karlo Gomez
Photographed by
Karlo Gomez

e recently had the pleasure of shooting with the incredible Sharon, and during our time together, she shared some powerful insights that resonate with many of us.

Body Positivity Amidst Societal Pressures

Sharon, like many of us, struggled with societal beauty standards that dictated an ideal body size and shape. The constant pressure to conform to these standards left her despising her own body, a sentiment too familiar to those navigating a world obsessed with appearances.

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Questioning Imperfections and Seeking Acceptance

Stretch marks, a natural part of the body's evolution, became a source of confusion for Sharon. Why were they there? The answer lay in embracing the imperfections that make each person unique. Sharon reflected on her journey, realizing that the idealized curves and sizes promoted by society were unattainable and unrealistic.

A Shift in Perspective

Sharon's journey took a turn when she stopped viewing her body as the enemy and started appreciating its capabilities. Instead of focusing on what was wrong, she began acknowledging what her body did for her. It was a transformative shift – from self-loathing to gratitude.

Nourishment Over Deprivation

In the pursuit of societal perfection, Sharon had once starved herself. Now, she advocates for nourishing the body with everything it needs. Her story echoes the importance of prioritizing health and wellness over unrealistic beauty ideals.

Cultivating Self-Love

Looking back, Sharon realized the impact of negative self-talk. Instead of putting herself down, she encourages treating oneself with the kindness reserved for friends. Her journey taught her that self-love is essential for a fulfilling life.

A Grateful Perspective

Today, Sharon is grateful for her body and the journey that led her to this point. Days of self-loathing are behind her, replaced by a deep appreciation for her body and the empowerment that comes with self-acceptance.

Capturing Empowerment Through Photography

Our time with Sharon allowed us to capture her beauty, strength, and empowerment. The essence of her journey is beautifully depicted in the photographs, serving as a reminder that embracing imperfections leads to self-love.

Sharon's story is just one of many, but it stands as a testament to the transformative power of self-acceptance. Let us all learn from her journey and strive for a world where everyone can embrace their uniqueness without succumbing to societal pressures.

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