For someone who has totally loved her body her entire life, you’d think it’d be easy to talk about it or show it in pictures. I’ve never felt uncomfortable looking at my naked self in the mirror. I’ve also never been self conscious being naked in front of someone else. Even just typing that was hard and it was unequivocally hard to do my first photo shoot in a bathing suit. Perhaps I’m just more of a private person. I cover up in the ladies locker room and I hide my body from the public eye. I stand against walls or do things like tie a shirt around my waist when I feel like what I’m wearing is tight and therefore, too much. It sometimes feels too inappropriate for anyone to see, as if I was purposely putting it on a pedestal for people to look at when most times I just want to hide. Yes, I’m somewhat of a private person, but I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about the other reasons why.