I love when a women comes for a shoot and is so comfortable in her skin and unabashed by nudity. I work with women of all ages and the most confident are usually those older than I. When I ask them how they became so confident, how they became comfortable, they all have the same answer "I just stopped caring."
They share stories with me of childhoods with well intentioned parents that shamed them, and classmate bullies that embarrassed them. They built resilience to harsh words, discernment of their critics. While they say they don't care, they are women with the biggest hearts, but what I think they have truly learned to do better than those who struggle with self confidence is that they have surrounded themselves with people who truly love them and who they can be themselves with.