is it me you are looking for? my name is Katie and I am a boudoir photographer in Edmonton, Alberta. I have never been a Keeping Up With The Kardashian watcher but I think that is mostly because I am not a reality TV person – I have never seen the Bachelor either (this fact makes me a pariah to everyone else my age).
But I digress.
I am writing to you today because I would like to commend you on your recent instagram nude selfie and subsequent post. Namely, this one:
“I feel so lucky to have grown up surrounded by strong, driven, independent women,” Kardashian writes. “The life lessons I’ve learned from my sisters, my mother and my grandmother, I will pass along to my daughter. I want her to be proud of who she is. I want her to be comfortable in her body. I don’t want her to grow up in a world where she is made to feel less-than for embracing everything it means to be a woman.” Courtesy of Refinery29
First of all, you go girl!
Second, I love that you are proving to mothers around the world that being a mom doesn’t mean you automatically lose your sexiness. So many women feel like their womanhood is officially over after giving birth. We see stories all over about “how to lose your baby body” then after that, nothing…nada. The crickets have come out because their is nothing more to talk about other than breast feeding and spit up. One of my dear friends recently told me that her gynecologist told her (I know – it’s a whole thing) that you might not orgasm for 6-12 months after giving birth. This was epic news to me – and why wasn’t this being talked about?! Why, in our culture, is motherhood too sacred to sexualize?
Your champagne shoot was another example of this – how much backlash did you get from that photo shoot? A sh*t ton. I heard it too. The, “She’s a mother!” comments followed by the “What will her children think?!”.
I have a photograph (below and also shown here) of my grandmother posing in a red bikini in a time when bikinis were unbelievably taboo (living in small town Saskatchewan didn’t help this either) and I can honestly tell you that every single person in our family absolutely adores that photograph. Let me reiterate: This is a photograph of my GRANDMOTHER being SEXY in a RED BIKINI!
I absolutely love it. Why? Because it tells me 3 very important things about my grandmother I might never have know otherwise. 1) She defied normality 2) She DGAF about the haters 3) She was confident. Those 3 things, in my opinion, are some of the most inspiring traits a woman can pass on to her family. Unfortunately, she will not live forever but this photograph will, along with her legacy of sexy, confident womanhood despite motherhood.
Rock on, Gramma.
Third, I fully believe that a woman’s beauty is so much more than her looks. I also think you would agree with me if I were to say that you don’t show that side of things nearly as often as you should. Please, dear Kim, show us some more of your entrepreneurship and charity work. You, like all women, are more than a mere ornament. You are brains and creativity and ingenuity. Please, for all our sakes, show us more of that.
Lastly, I am sorry for all the haters and trolls. I can not imagine what you must go through on a daily basis. It’s a wonder you haven’t full-on Girl Interrupted. Lord knows, I sure would have by now. Kudos to you.
Yours very truly,
Ps. The next time you talk to Sharon Osbourne, give her my best.