what it’s like to be a woman
I am blessed to be married to the most wonderful man.
But, it’s been a journey to get here. You see, he’s not my first husband; he’s my third. And I don’t admit this out loud, because of my shame.
As a woman, I carry shame. And this shame erodes my confidence. When my confidence is low, I can’t become everything I am destined to be. Fear of experiencing shame keeps me quiet. I deal with shame every day. I know you do too.
However, what holds me back is more than not having confidence; there is a culture of shame around women and girls. And I want to bring awareness to this shame and make a positive change around it.
There is shame around my appearance. There is shame around my sexuality. There is shame in how many times I’ve been married.
I have been told that I am the weaker sex…that I am not as intelligent…that I am too emotional. And that I should be ashamed for wanting more than being a wife and mother.
This persistent message is delivered through the talk and the actions of our culture.
And the only way to counter that message is speaking out with my own.
It’s time we stop shaming each other. In our culture, women’s bodies are viewed with confusion and often with disgust. It’s no wonder that women often don’t feel comfortable in public, much less in our own skin.
My message of bringing awareness to our shame is delivered through my art, my painting, my writing, and my speaking.
When you buy my art, hear me speak, or read my blog, you are supporting a mission to help women get comfortable talking about our shame and how our society uses it to control us.
The titles of my work empower us to start start a conversation around the shame of female sexuality and the imagery of my paintings evoke an emotional response.
When I write or do a live video, I am often talking about my own shame. By showing my vulnerable side, I can reach women all over the world. I imagine a world where shame doesn’t hold us back from our potential. Where we can drop the fear of what others might think and go out and do great things.
Join me today in helping women break through the stereotypes we have lived with for so long.