I was a nude art model during my pregnancy with my daughter. It was something I had never done, never even considered, but the opportunity to model for an art class appeared, and I did it. Several classes. I thought I would be scared to sit in front of a room full of artists, totally naked. But I wasn’t scared.. I actually really enjoyed it. I felt powerful. The pregnant body is so beautiful. Magical. Sacred.
We live in a society that tells us our bodies are not beautiful if we are not thin. We live in a society where many women spend their entire pregnancy stressed and obsessed about their weight gain. Well it is time to change all that! I say we celebrate and flaunt our pregnant bodies. Whatever size we may be.
Healthy and happy is Beautiful. Full, round, confident. I refuse to let a magazine tell me how to look, act, or be.
Bikinis, belly casts, photography, paintings, sketches. Take your clothes off. Embrace it. Enjoy it. Dance.
We are Goddesses of Creation. We bring life and light to the world. We are mothers. We are beautiful.
Check out Jill’s art work at jilllavetsky.com