Yesterday I was able to go and model for a great project that a friend of a friend is putting together on breastfeeding awareness. This is a quick description of the project: "Breastfeeding fails when it is made inconvenient by unnecessary modesty. Erin Schmidt, a local art student and Doula, would like to photograph breastfeeding as an everyday part of life, not something that is obscene. Some of the photographs, will be women breastfeeding at parks, moms groups, family dinners, the library, the store, church, etc. For contrast, there has been consideration for contrived pictures of people eating in bathroom stalls, cars, and in restaurants with blankets over their heads"
I went to the country mercantile and sat out in the pumpkin patch in the bitter cold and proudly nursed my sweet little girl. I was grateful for the opportunity to be a part of this amazing project. I am a modest person but I feel like breastfeeding is a natural part of life and is beautiful. I was not ashamed to pose or to be photographed in this position. The pictures turned out to be very candid (which is what the project called for) and very beautiful.
I am very dedicated to bringing awareness and stand for the rights of women, children and the beauty of natural living. I am thankful for my body, I am honored to share these life lessons with my children.