This post is months overdue, and when I tell you why—you may be able to relate. Have you ever put something off because it made you feel very vulnerable and you didn’t know what the outcome would be? That’s what it’s been like.
A few months ago, Olay invited me to be photographed by the world-renowned, award winning, and incredibly wonderful Sue Bryce. Being photographed by Sue is just one of those bucket list things in life–after you see her extensive works, you just have to do it. Turns out, Sue had recently shot the women in Olay’s Best Beautiful Stories campaign. The survivor stories as told by these lovely ladies are very inspiring, and maybe echo those of people you know in your life that have survived seemingly impossible obstacles in their lives, or maybe their stories strike a familiar chord within you.
The first story I watched was of Hillary—a gorgeous 38 year-old woman who felt like the way to be beautiful in California, was to be as tan as possible. By the time she was 25, she was diagnosed with skin cancer. While I’ve been lucky (knock on wood) to not have been diagnosed with skin cancer, I am also 38, and have very fair skin like Hillary as well. I can relate to her on so many levels. [Read more...]