Our bodies are beautiful and strong. They are a reflection of the journey that we've been through. Even if that road may be far from easy, we love how the power that lingerie has on one's self-love journey.
We sat down for a boudoir photoshoot with Avamarie, a retired model who is battling stage four breast cancer. We had a few questions for Avamarie.
Monica from Uye Surana: "How has breast cancer changed your body image?"
Avamarie: "Learning of my breast cancer diagnosis, my first thought was 'what will I look like throughout this process?' as i twirled my waist-length hair."
"Being completely bald and having a port in my chest forced me to look at myself differently and learn to embrace and love what I saw in the mirror, and redefine my definition of beauty."
Monica from Uye Surana: "Thank you so much for sharing that. It's very personal to share that I know.
How does wearing Uye Surana lingerie make you feel? And what is your history or experience with wearing lingerie?"
"I wouldn’t say I have much experience with wearing lingerie. I remember wearing a matching bra & panty in my early 20s and thinking I was doing something."
"My partner likes to buy me the pieces with straps and strings, which over time made me curious to find my style."