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A Body Love Story: Ariel

Updated: Mar 19, 2021

Hey babes! As you may know, we here at Bare Elegance Boudoir have been working on

a project called The Body Love Project. This is where we help tell the stories of babes just like you who have taken the boudoir plunge and what it has meant for them before, during, and after. Our gorgeous goddess today is Ariel, and we can’t wait for you to learn all about her boudoir journey. Ariel rocked her shoot and, in her interviews, was incredibly open and passionate about her experiences. We think she’s inspiring, and hope that her story touches you as much as it touched us! You’ll see us chime in with a few comments here and there, and you’ll know it’s us when you see the * before a sentence.

Trigger Warning: Sexual assault, childhood trauma, eating disorders, and body issues.

Before the Shoot

BEB- Tell me your story. What do you want people to know about who you are and why you are participating in this project?

A- I am a survivor of sexual assault that I experienced as a young girl. At such a young and impressionable age, what I experienced ultimately led to body image issues, disordered eating, excessive exercise, and overall feeling completely uncomfortable in my own skin. Over the last year I decided I was done hating my body. I’ve been going to therapy regularly and committed to myself that I would be 100% honest about my struggles. Though I believe this healing journey to be life-long, as I approach my 30th birthday I wanted to be bold. I wanted to prove to myself that I am powerful, beautiful, safe, and can be at peace in my skin.

*We are so humbled that Ariel shared this with us, and her dedication to healing is awe-

inspiring. Thank you, Ariel!