Getting the call from an old colleague – out of the blue – to ask if I wanted to be part of an advertising campaign was not ever something I thought would happen to me. But when the world gives you opportunities, you go for it right?
So here I am on the plane on my way to NYC knowing that in two days I will be posing for Gap Body in their new relaunch campaign wearing just a pair of panties and bra. Why is it that every opportunity I get I have no clothes on? Fashion Week, MakeMerry, and now this?
As I started to stress yesterday thinking I didn’t do enough sit-ups, (instead I was scrolling through Instagram), I happened upon Nalie Agustin’s post on Instagram. Nalie is a woman who was diagnosed with aggressive stage breast cancer in her twenties and has been fighting ever since. She posed in her bathing suit, thanking her body. It was right then and there that I was inspired. Ironically, the song “Live” was on my Spotify. Was this a sign? A think so…
I am inspired to share my true self with the world. To thank my body for getting me to where I am today, and for fighting alongside me through the woes of life. I’m proud of my body – all the scars, imperfections and even the new cut I got from tripping during my most recent run (doh!). My body hasn’t failed me – in fact it’s kept me strong and feeling beautiful. It’s gotten me through cancer, heartbreak, moving, whatever! I am Fighting Pretty damnit – so let’s get this show on the road!
So before I get to the shoot on Tuesday, I’m going to enjoy these airplane cookies and mask in a wonderful weekend with my two favorite little people in the world – my nieces Caroline and Charlotte.
Wish me luck, more to come!