Photojournalism is the main aspect of my photography that stays consistent no matter what type of session it is. This is what keeps me grounded in knowing my purpose in life. Story telling through images and writing is something I've been passionate about ever since I studied photography in college. No matter if it's connecting with nature's beauty or connecting with the people around me, I truly care about telling their story. It's easy to wake up and see all the bad surrounding us, but sharing the joy, love, and light can change your perspective on how you feel every day. Take a look through my blog entries to see how you feel through my art of storytelling.
October 9, 2020
For so many years, I struggled with who I was or wanted to be as a woman. Whether it was from the picture perfect image of a woman in media or the idea that I had to be a lady to find a partner, that never felt like me. I never felt feminine growing up because there’s this warped definition we show girls. I thought feminine meant I had to wear tons of make up, dress up every day, and act like a lady…. which is so far from the truth.
Feminine is something you feel deep down in your soul. It is the strength and courage she has to be herself regardless of what she is told by men. It is the drive to do what sets her soul on fire because it makes her feel good. It is wearing what she wants because fuck everyone else who tells her who she is. She is her own person. She belongs to no one. She lives her life for her dreams, her happiness, and her love.
What does this mean for you?
“Feeling truly feminine to me means not letting the men of my traumatic past dictate where I live, what I wear, or doing what I love out of fear. It means being the woman I needed when I was a teenager. It means finding the confidence in not wearing make up and owning my curly hair no matter who tells me I need to be different. It means chasing my dreams no matter what ex, teacher, or stranger told me I couldn’t do it.” – Mary Lee
“Let’s start with the fact that feminine is typically associated with the traditional gender role of woman. It’s not a fair stance to take today, as identities and expressions are becoming more fluid and adapting every day, but I think it’s important to look at the roots of it. Women are the mothers of all creation. It’s the womb alone that has allowed us to create life, and in turn, this toxic environment where men have somehow convinced us we are less than. I’m not saying to feel feminine you have to have a child. No, far from that. I think you can’t feel feminine until you understand that this world was created by and for the energy that pulses through you. To be feminine, you need to create – your own life, your own passions, your own mistakes. It’s about taking life by the horns and shaking it around until it looks the way you want it to. Where would men be without their mothers or significant others guiding them? Lost. Or dead. In this day and age, it’s more like lost on the internet and dead in a video game, but it’s all the same. Being feminine is having a direction, and using your power to move in that direction. It’s about not being afraid of what people say or what they think of you. It’s about understanding that this world begins and ends with YOURSELF. It’s YOUR “yes” to let someone in your body. It’s YOUR course of action to have your dream career. It’s YOUR decision to go out on a Friday and wear something slutty. It’s YOUR choice to create a life you’re happy living. You can’t feel feminine until you decide for yourself what you want and are willing to do what it takes to get it.” – Jordan
“Feminine energy to me is seeing yourself as the divine goddess you are. Being true to yourself and in touch with all aspects of being both feminine and masculine. Not being afraid to be a strong woman in a male dominated society. Just being an overall badass.” – Kennedy