WHAT MADE YOU WANT TO CELEBRATE BEING FAB OVER 40?
I’ve been through a major shift in identity over the last few years and I wanted to mark this evolution somehow.
WHAT DID YOU ENJOY MOST ABOUT THIS EXPERIENCE?
I felt sexy and powerful. I loved the creative storytelling aspect of it.
HOW HAS YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH YOUR BODY CHANGED
I feel like it is constantly in flux. One minute I feel at home, the next I feel like my own body is a stranger.
WHAT HAVE YOU LEARNED TO APPRECIATE MORE AS YOU
Quality dark chocolate and unscheduled time.
WHAT ADVICE CAN YOU OFFER OTHER WOMEN?
It is really hard in this youth-obsessed culture to feel comfortable aging
as a woman. Remember to give yourself grace during those times when
you cannot love yourself. Have compassion for her struggle just like you would for a friend.
IF YOU COULD GO BACK IN TIME AND MEET YOUR 18 YEAR OLD SELF, WHAT WOULD YOU SAY TO HER?
Go kiss a girl
WHAT IS YOUR MOTTO OR FAVORITE QUOTE?
“You do not have to be good. You do not have to walk on your knees
for a hundred miles through the desert, repenting.
You only have to let the soft animal of your body love what it loves.”
I Look Forward To Having
You In My Vancouver Boudoir
And Portrait Studio!
Michele Mateus is an award winning Vancouver Boudoir and Women’s Portrait Photographer. Serving Coquitlam, Vancouver, Fraser Valley, Langley, Abbotsford, Squamish, Burnaby, Surrey, North Vancouver, West Vancouver, New Westminster and the Great Vancouver area.