So as a sex worker I have gotten naked for over three thousand men in my life in the past four years. Never on social media. Shit never in front of camera before. A few months ago, when I moved back to Philadelphia, I was inspired by this female Niki Thais who lives in Miami. She did a series on Instagram called #nudeinamerica
I was so intrigued and inspired. I had never seen a female do a nude shoot so eloquently but still be badass. I wanted to re create this but didn't know how to achieve such greatness. Her and the shoot concept stayed in the back of my mind.
Last of all this sex worker IG page called @rachellenaesterline truly inspired me when she posed the question of when did you feel comfortable in your own skin? I realized doing sex work made me feel comfortable in my own skin. It made me love my body, it made me deal with my insecurities, and it made me a STRONGER female.
So with the help of Karli Evans, an amazing photographer from Miami, we decided to re create Niki improv shoot. I believe in everything you put your name to should have a message and a reason. I can't stand being on social media and seeing pointless images or shoots.
I think sex workers and regular 9-5 women can learn to LOVE our bodies and to respect intersectional feminism. I really wish females would stop bashing White and Brown women for wanting to show our bodies and curves. One of the most criticized females who shows off her body is Kim Kardashian. As much as you may have your own personal reason not to like her, i respect what she has done when it comes to body image. Kim Kardashian paved the way for women to feel more comfortable to show their bodies nude i public forums.
Learn to respect other women and their body decisions. Stop bashing other women for loving themselves enough to be confident. Learn to take a page from stronger women. Each woman whether you are Kim Kardashian nude selfie or Beyonce nude maternity shoot deserves to be respected. Women have to learn to UPLIFT instead of tear down.
With this nude shoot, I hope to inspire. I hope to inspire other females whether you identify as a sex worker like me or you have a 9-5 job or you do a combination of both to love who you are and to take an honest look in the mirror. Its a stripper, it is a freak, this is a lifestyle.