Bye Bye Fear ✨


I used to be afraid of everything. From something as big as the ocean to just my tiny reflection in the mirror. But I’ve gradually overcome these monsters. Little by little I feel comfortable with myself and the world around me.

Honestly, I’m not sure how I did it. I guess I just stopped thinking about it all. No thoughts, no worries.

Like when I cut my bangs for the first time. I had never worn my hair besides up. Until something inside me wanted to show more of my face and my shoulders. So I cut my hair to shoulder length, followed by a wispy fringe. I haven’t changed it since.

Suddenly I became physically freer. I started running to places instead of walking there. I was more excited for life and it was obvious to everyone how carefree I had become - especially when I opted for no bra. You know it’s a good day when you see me wearing my leopard coat.

I could be outside on the docks in the middle of summer and still, I would wear that coat. It’s like a shield. Shielding me from my past demons.

Photographer: Joshua Rhodes @fuzzyaxolotl
Model: Heidi Jane @heidiijane