If you know me then you know I am a very conservative individual. Growing up in the church, all my childhood life, I was always taught to be modest. Even being raised in a Polynesian household where it was shunned upon to reveal skin. You were labeled "kaulekiki." Meaning a fast girl. I was raised with a strong moral compass by both my maternal and paternal grandparents along with both of my parents. This conservative upbringing is so embedded into my thoughts that I was ashamed to show the beauty that is my own body.
The reason I am sharing this image now is because I finally feel free enough to allow the thing that once caused me shame to bring me freedom to love all of ME.