Jeanette Pearson (33) and Skyrah (14 months)
Newport Beach. Photographed in San Deigo.
Jeanette shares -
"I felt sexier than ever when I was pregnant. I was in awe of my body and it capacity to cultivate and nourish a life. After delivery, I lost a lot of weight but nothing looked "normal" and I would hide from mirrors and feel guilty and ashamed when I could not fit into my skinny jeans. Physically, it has taken a lot of personal growth and self-love work to be with the changes - the lopsided breasts, the curvaceous midsection. I'm 14 months postpartum and now, when I look at myself, I see a powerful woman who is beautiful, confident, curvaceous, and a well spring of love.
I found the postpartum body experience to be much more unique than I ever imagined. I was in awe that that much transformation was possible in such a short time. I found that my body did not feel like mine for a long time. Now, 14 months in, my body feels like mine again. I feel like I have finally reclaimed by identity as a woman in addition to being a mother and I love it.
My truth is that self-care is an act of epic generosity. I assert that if I source myself, I source the world. To stay full and energized as a mother, practices that support self-care and self-love are more important than ever. I believe that that is what the world needs, for each one of us to shine. The journey of motherhood is the most powerful personal growth experience in the world. Motherhood has revealed to me the depth of my strength, love, and power..... a strength, love, and power that is within everyone. Becoming a mother has given me enhanced access to the magic that is humanity. Motherhood has taught me about the generosity of the human spirit. It has taught me about the art of receptivity and the art of giving sustainably. Motherhood is, by far, my greatest and most epic adventure.
I am inspired by this mission. I am so inspired by self love and uplifting the experience of motherhood that re-branded and realigned my business to support mamas in living lives enriched with self-love and self-care. I am participating because I see that this work is a part of the shift from the mamas living in guilt and shame to confidence and love in the postpartum body experience."