-Having spent over a decade in a controlled relationship and environment. Living each day hidden and covered, receiving put downs and constant degradation on how you look, eats away at you.
You don't feel pretty and it strips your self-esteem and that sense of who YOU are.
Escaping this situation and having the opportunity to have photos done with Karen was both exciting and scary at the same time.
I don't wear makeup or do fancy hair and I wear ordinary 'mum' clothes. Looking in the mirror after having professional hair and makeup, I went “OMG you are sexy”.
Confidence lifted, I let it all go, strutting my stuff, striking a pose.
I just had the most awesome carefree time.
I came away from the experience embracing who I am, gaining
self-confidence and igniting within myself a spark of who I once was before my darker days.
This is me, have I changed, YES but I am STRONG, I am SEXY and
I LOVE ME - Penny