The road to loving herself with Florence Bark

Aug 24, 2022
Written by
Marilyn D.
Photographed by
Karlo Gomez

ll the way from London, UK, we had the pleasure of shooting with the lovely Florence Bark (@FlorenceBark) from her Award Winning podcast F**ks Given by ComeCurious. Florence recently started her own podcast called Love High, definitely go give a listen to both if you haven't already!

During our interview here is what Florence had to say.

How have you struggled in the past to appreciate or love your body and how have you overcome that struggle?

I've always had an up and down relationship with my body since I was a teenager, from eating disorders, fad diets, and also having trichotillomania. I would say up until quite recently I've always struggled with body image, pulling and prodding bits of my body. It's been a long process but I am getting to a place where I can honestly say I appreciate and love my body so much.

I think the biggest part of this journey was taking ALOT of photos of myself. With ComeCurious, Reed and I started a challenge called the 30 day nude challenge, where you take a photo of yourself nude every day just for yourself. It really helps you see your body in new and different ways. Seeing photos of yourself is, as SundayMorningView knows, a game changer!

What do you love most about your body?

I love that my body has supported me throughout all of these 31 years, it's grown, changed and been subject to a lot of negative thinking. Yet it's still here, thriving! It's my home and sanctuary.

What message do you have for other women who struggle to appreciate and love their bodies?

I HEAR YOU. I think the most important thing is not to feel alone. We literally have all been brainwashed by the media and society on how to view our own bodies, and the result is that we all feel these negative thoughts about ourselves. I think that's the first step in learning to appreciate yourself, it's being aware of the brainwashing and hearing other women's stories.

Anything else you'd like to add?

I was honestly so excited to see my photos by Karlo, the shoot was such a fun experience and something I don't do often at all. It was amazing to feel so comfortable and excited by the things we're all told are wrong.

Shooting stretch marks, moles, cellulite, curves all of it, made me feel so incredibly beautiful and seen. So, just a little thank you to Karlo and SundayMorningView for being the eyes outside of the media and society, the camera that sees the real beauty in people.

To see more of Florence visit her IG @florencebark, her new podcast Love High and of course on F**ks Given by ComeCurious

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