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I almost never take a picture looking straight at the camera - my head's usually tilted or I look away or I look down. The only times I look directly at the camera is when my scarf covers my chubby cheeks or I have huge shades on again to drown out my face.
This year I watched as my body changed - my belly expanded, my ankles and fingers were swollen, my neck and arm pits darkened. And post c section, my calves were swollen and my belly soft, tender and sore. Soon after, my friend @heyhanrae took a picture of me in all my post labor glory and it was one of the most unflattering pictures of me yet it made me appreciate my body and what it had gone through this year so much.
So today, I looked straight at the camera. I may not tick the boxes of what perfection is supposed to look like and that was okay.
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