It’s hard to believe that it has been three years since my book was published. So much excitement, the best of which was ABC’s Good Morning America. I’ll never forget the five women selected from the book huddled with me around the television in a hotel room as we watched the airing of the segment. It was a moment of perfection after years of work. The five women had come from various parts of the country for our moment in the spotlight. Even Emily, struggling with complications of her cystic fibrosis, checked out of her hospital room in Portland, Ore. to fly to New York. She was pale and weak but damn she looked good on television in her spiky heels and sexy dress.
Since then I have spoken about This is Who I Am to colleges, universities, eating disorders clinics, high school classes, parent-child groups and more. There have been radio interviews, television interviews, newspaper articles. It has been wonderful. It has given me the opportunity to talk about my mission: compassion for our bodies. And amazingly, even as the three-year mark is here, there is still a slow fire under the book. It keeps on reaching people. Hooray for that!
And so, this coming Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at Bellevue Square in Bellevue, Washington, the Eileen Fisher store has invited me to speak about the book. The mission of my book aligns well with that of Eileen Fisher so it is with much gratitude that I will go and speak. I hope the book’s message will inspire people to look in the mirror and say to themselves, “I love you, body. Thank you for all you have done for me.”
For me, the work continues as I focus my photography on helping all women feel beautiful. It is truly a joy!