What did you see in my #ootd (pic above)? You probably saw a typical #ootd. But, do you know what I see? A hollow chest above my boob on the (your) right where I’m missing a pectoral muscle, and a boob that looks higher on the (your) left. For more than half my life I had one boob. I was born with a birth defect called Poland’s Syndrome. It effects one side of your body and is characterized by a missing pectoral muscle, as well as webbed hands and feet for some. In my case, a missing pectoral muscles and a boob on one side and no boob on the other. So, I pretty much hated everything that involved a swim suit and getting dressed. My parents, after my request, had it “fixed” when I was 20.
I believe we are all here to tell our stories, and I’m telling you this one for a reason. Firstly, I’m not without insecurities. We ALL have them and this isn’t my only one. I’m owning the one boob for what it is and now the two for what they are. So, what do you see when you look at pictures of yourself or in the mirror? We are ALL so critical of ourselves. Sometimes when I’m with a client and they tell me their issue, I just don’t see it, but they do and I clearly get it. But, what if we were all ok with our insecurities – our butts, our hips, our arms, our stomachs, our cellulite, our thighs, our ankles, our feet, our pasts, etc. We’ve all got our insecurities and we will collectively be working on them, but for now what if we just own them and dress them and try our very hardest to let them go? Because for the most part, they’re just part of who we are. In fact, they make us who we are- I’m sure I’d be a very different person if I was born with two boobs. If we don’t focus on our insecurities they can’t own us. And you know what I’ve noticed? The most well-dressed individuals don’t let their insecurities dictate what they wear- they own them, they don’t hide them.
I shared this excerpt (above) on Instagram recently.
This is a picture and excerpt taken from my original post (here).