This work has not just been about healing my clients, but each person I meet is also healing me and my trauma and is part of this journey that I’m on to heal from the awful things that I went through when I was younger. Everybody comes in with different stories. Not everybody’s got a sob story, but every single woman has a story that impacts you. They just change a microcosm of who you are as a person each time.
Here’s what Ms. J had to say about her Self Love Experience.
“This was hands down THE most amazing experience of my life.
Since I was young I never felt like the pretty girl, I was always the fat darker skinned girl who all the adults thought were pretty but no guys my age. Which followed me to college.
A time in your life that’s supposed to be the time of your life turned out to be the worst year of my life. I was attacked and raped and ended up with a back, ankle and facial injury that’s a constant reminder of a time I thought I was dirty and nothing and unwanted. Now that I’ve dealt with all of those feelings over all of those years, I never still quite felt like I truly deserved everything I’ve wanted.
During this experience with Lindsay and Natalie I, for the first time felt like I was beautiful and someone saw me for me and still found me beautiful without knowing about my background. I wasn’t being judged for the way my stomach hangs over my leggings and I’m not the typical “pretty girl”. I was told with sincerity how beautiful I was and how great I looked in these clothes and how I, ME, I was powerful.
That was a statement that resonated so hard with me. I was powerful, and I felt every bit of it.
I was in a loving safe environment that just upon walking into the front doors you start feeling all they have to offer you.
I never in a million years thought I’d be able to look at a full length picture of myself and not cringe, criticizing every inch of my body, but I didn’t I looked at them and thought god damn I’m hot!! Looking at me and loving me for who I am and embracing myself is something I never thought I’d be able to do. Thank you for that opportunity.” – Ms. J