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Aretha’s Story – Body Diversity

This is the sixth  installment of the Body Diversity Stories from the models who participated in the Social Outreach Seattle Body Diversity Project.  Meet Aretha Alexander.

When I first read the post on Facebook asking for models for the Body Diversity project, I was a bit curious to say the least. I did answer the ad for models and was sent a date, time and location, and the rest is what they call history.

Well I can say I have tackled all kinds of diversity except body diversity. Who would have thought this project would having been therapeutic for me also.
I have never regarded my body as attractive since my mid twenties. I have had two babies, multiple surgies, weight gain, and some weight loss. Seeing myself on paper so vulnerable has made me appreciate “ME“. All that my body has gone through has shaped who I am today and I have to say I am a damn good person who spreads love, understanding, peace and joy!

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