Q- And what about the clothes?
A- The clothes were amazing!! That’s the thing, they were super comfortable and I felt ‘at home’ wearing them. I felt confident and beautiful, supported and able that I didn’t think about what I look like, I just was. And so when I saw the photos my inner critic caught me a little off guard, and it took me a moment to accept the me that is in the frames.
Q- What helped you deal with the inner critic that arose when you saw the photos?
A- Honestly, Ohad, my partner and newly-wed husband. I am privileged to be wed to a man who sees me with ‘good eyes’, he looks at me with love and acceptance and that helps me love and accept myself even deeper. I thought that I ‘needed’ to accept and love myself before I let someone else love me, and that is true. But now with Ohad, I am discovering the opportunity to deepen this as well. It is so important to surround yourself with people who see you in a good light and that encourage you to keep shining bright.