Why Naked?

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na•ked

  1. (of a person or part of the body) without clothes.
    synonyms: nude, bare, in the nude, stark naked, having nothing on, stripped, unclothed, undressed;

    I know what you're thinking, "Why is she naked in her pictures? and why is she promoting nakedness?"

    (Well to first start off, I am no way, shape or form naked in any of these pictures. I was fully dressed with a strapless top on.)

    Now that we've gotten that out of the way, I first want to start off by saying that even though I may promote vulnerability and speaking on things that you struggle or have struggled with, I do believe in always keeping a piece of you to yourself. You don't have to share everything and you don't have to tell everyone every detail. Discernment is key. Be careful with what you share and who you share it with because some people don't care, they just want to know.

    Becoming Relatable

Rihanna is one of the most top well known style icon that everyone loves. And if you don't like her style or personality (from what we see on television & social media) you still love her anyways because she is unapologetic for being who she is. She dresses how she wants, says whats on her mind and expresses herself in many ways some wish we could without being "judged." One of the top reasons why people are drawn to her is because she is very much just like us.

 

If you have ever noticed, people seem to be drawn to others that are most like them. Why? Because we have this notion that "we're so different and weird that theres just no way someone else can be like us or be going through the same thing we're going through or even have the same thoughts as us either." We live in times where being rich, in a happy drama free relationship, having a high paying job, and lots of followers on social media is the dream life. And because most of us (let me speak for myself) don't even come close to any of that, we tend to just fall back in the shadows and try to achieve the "dream life" to then step in the forefront. But who says you need those things to shine? Who says you're the only one struggling financially? Who told you that broken-ness only had your name written on it? Who said that you were the only rape victim in your circle? What makes you think your relationship or marriage is the only one struggling to stay above waters?

 

You may not notice it, but there are people out there who are dealing with the same issues as you and have the exact struggle as you too. You are never alone. Life is going to happen, bad things will come, it won't always be peaches and cream, strawberries and gum drops all the time; and I think we all can agree to that. But thats where being NAKED comes in, and when I say "NAKED" I don't mean taking off your clothes and being nude. No, I mean being naked with your struggle, with your past, with your emotions; taking off that shield of being perfect and pain-free. When you're honest with what you went through, you show people that having a vice, carrying that thorn on the side that they can't seem to get rid of is relatable, so they won't feel so alone. Being vulnerable is not only a way for you to heal but gives people the push to begin healing as well.

 

I say this all the time, but being vulnerable saved my life, it gave me accountability and I have had so many people open up to me and said that they were going through the same thing. From my past life, to the things I deal with now, someone else can always relate. Share your story, free your pain, talk about it and watch as you undress yourself, that healing will begin to take place.

 

Vulnerability

 

 Naked

          Open

                     Honesty