Reflections

Who are you?

really...

compassionate

funny

analytical

hardworking

loyal

creative

smart

strong

adventurous

vocal

persistence

problem-solving

resilience

intelligence

empathy

empathetic

creative

strong

patient

proud

compassion

strength

loyalty

humour

tenacity

listener

lifelover

doer

helper

maker

honest

trustworthy

caring

loving

generous

sensitive

hopeful

affectionate

weathered

faithful

 

A few weeks ago, I sent a paper boat of an idea out into the public consciousness, asking women to send me a one-off selfie. No filters, no editing. Pose, make-up or dress as you like, but it’s one shot. Have faith who they were in that photo was who they were.

That part wasn’t the hardest for some of the women who have so far contributed. Part two was accompanying the image with five words which they felt described their best qualities. I heard from more than one woman, “That feels like bragging”.

Bragging has nothing to do with it. It’s about owning who we are.  

When we come to treasure a person, they are hardly ever a face alone. Instead, they are qualities we value, embodied. Sometimes when I see my skin sagging, hair greying, youth fading, it is hard, I know, for me to remember I am not the sum of my physical self, but all the aspects of me. For women and girls, I think this is often a challenge. We live in a world which pressures us so much to care about appearance. 

Any female would like to take a moment, and participate in the project, game on. And please share.

Email your one-shot selfie to itsgoingok.com with your five words, and I would be thrilled to have you.

 

 

 

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