You Inspire Me { Divine-Mothering }

erin bf photo

When my good friend Erin White from Erin White Photography told me she was planning to do a breastfeeding photo, I was so excited. I wanted to participate. She graciously invited me to assist with setting up the photo and to take individual shots at the end of the session.

This was going to be a fun shoot. We wanted a beautiful view, sunset, and women showing off their amazing breastfeeding bond with their nurslings. For a moment we wondered if anyone would come, would anyone bare their bodies, would we be too scared, too ashamed…

When we drove into the location, my heart exploded with pride and excitement. There were 16 women and 18 children. A total of 34 models for this amazing photo.

When sunset hit, we raced to undress, and capture these beautiful women in the golden rays that only come at sunset. What was captured, can only be but a glimpse of the exhilaration we all felt. The self love, pride, honor, joy, courage was palpable. There was a complete rejection of all our fears, shame, judgments. It was like for a single moment all that was gone… And all that was left was pure joy and love for each other.

I leave you here with the stunning image Erin White Photography produced.

erin bf photo

Absolutely amazing, and making the rounds in our social media. If you would like to read more about this session, the amazing and brave Krista Zurn wrote this inspiring blog post “The Shame Game” summarizing the project and stories.

This photo session did something to me, to all of us. It filled us up with hope and inspiration. It shook us to our core. It reminded us of the chains we wear on a daily basis and how heavy they are.

No more!

Our voices will be heard. Our bodies will be celebrated. And our dignity shall be restored.

Let that Inner Goddess Shine it’s amazing healing light on all of us. I will be immediately taking up this project again. Join us, and spread the word.




Read some of the stories of the women who participated in this blog post.

If you are interested in Erin White’s photography, visit her website here.

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Posted on: May 31, 2015, by : Lotus_Lili

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