EveryBody’s Body Is (Still) Beautiful.

by Lori Dwyer on October 25, 2012 · 20 comments

I find myself just a bit spun out to find it’s been twelve entire months since last year’s I Heart My Body link up. When I took the photos for last year’s post, I’d only been here, in the TinyTrainHouse, a matter of weeks.

It feel as though I just closed my eyes for a moment… and a whole year has passed.

But the year before that, with photos taken by Tony… that feels like a lifetime ago.

I’m cheating, just a little bit this year. Rather than posing in my undies and taking selfies in the bathroom mirror, I’m using the awesome boudoir photos that uGook did for me a few months back.

I’ve always wanted photos like these done– some kind of testament, for when I’m old and saggy and greyer than I already am. A testament that once upon a time I had it… whatever ‘it’ is. Nice legs, at least, so I’ve been told, even if slightly out of proportion. (I’ve resisted the urge to PhotoShop my tummy to flatness. It was difficult. It feel alike I should say ’You’re welcome’, but I’m not sure what for.)

Strangely enough– and this is only occurring to me just now, as I write this– I haven’t paid all that much attention to my body the last twelve months or so. It’s been a vessel for my frenzied time management, and a vestibule for my own pleasure. Other than that… it’s just kind of here. Attached to my mind. I forget about it a lot- I forget to look at it a lot.

This slightly neglected, very much taken for granted body of mine… it’s pretty damn cool.

I am, as I have been the last few years, kinda proud of my body. I’m proud of its functionality, it’s endurance and the strength it must hold, in places beneath the skin, unseen. I like surprising people when the discover I am, physically, much stronger than I first appear. In the last twelve months, my bodies taken me motorbike riding, trapeze flying and, most recently, abseiling and canyoning (details of that, coming Monday… Read along while I cry like a big girl). And next year, it’s taking me hiking through the jungles of Borneo.

It’s definitely not perfect. But my body… I like it. It’s an entirely good place to reside.

Everybody’s body is beautiful, and everybody’s body is welcome to join in this one. Show as much or as little as you like… just be loving it.
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Robert Thorne January 9, 2013 at 1:22 pm

I couldn't have said it better myself. Whether someone spends hours in front of a vanity unit, dressing fancy, or not, each person is beautiful in his or her own unique way.


mineral make up December 21, 2012 at 8:40 pm

Everybody is still beautiful. Know details about it


Trae Flett October 26, 2012 at 10:05 pm

Insanely awesome photos Lori xx


Jess Myheartisyourhome October 26, 2012 at 5:20 pm

I have always wanted photos like these too! You look fabulous
And your body looks pretty perfect to me!


salz dummyspit October 25, 2012 at 11:59 pm

Those are great photos Lori. you look divine in them.


Carli October 25, 2012 at 11:27 pm

and I'm so sorry I just posted as Anon – not sure what happened there!


Anonymous October 25, 2012 at 11:25 pm

I have sexy boudoir photo envy! You look great :)


robomum October 25, 2012 at 10:55 pm

You're a hottie in those pics! Whoah Mumma! ;o)


Sonia LifeLoveandHiccups October 25, 2012 at 10:19 pm

You always look amazing Lori and I just adore these pics of you – work it baby! :) xx


Tam October 25, 2012 at 9:07 pm

HOT photos! Love your confidence.


Livi TeePot October 25, 2012 at 8:58 pm

You look amazing! Lots to love about your body. I'm not up to joining in this year but hopefully next year I'll be loving my body like you are!


Good Golly Miss Holly! October 25, 2012 at 8:44 pm

Fuck yes! This is the Lori I love – Carefree and happy xx


Jacqui Harrison October 25, 2012 at 7:41 pm

Damn Straight. These photos are awesome. I think sometimes it would be nice to forget about the squillions of imperfections we often focus on, and to just be… xox


Jayne October 25, 2012 at 5:12 pm

I love the picture of you on the phone. Very lovely!

Your body is taking you places so many can only dream of. Go for it!


Wanderlust October 25, 2012 at 2:36 pm

I love those pictures, Lori. You are simply gorgeous. x


Carly Findlay October 25, 2012 at 12:14 pm

These photos – amazing! You look beautiful.
I love this initiative and really glad to be a part of it.


Carly ~ Creator of We Heart Life October 25, 2012 at 9:42 am

Every body is beautiful. I love that you have linked up every year sweets. I just love it.

You didn't cheat, you look amazing and they are images that show off that amazing body of yours! xx


woahmolly.com October 25, 2012 at 9:27 am

Be proud of your body! It's capable of a lot, and isn't it fantastic to surprise folks with just what it can accomplish? I've got a whole lot of power in this ridiculously short vessel of mine.
I relate a lot to the whole "it's just kind of here. Attached to my mind. I forget about it a lot" kinda thing. I used to have that too.

Anyway, when I saw your link to this on FB yesterday, it inspired me to do my own.



Steph(anie) October 25, 2012 at 8:48 am

I beg to differ about the not perfect bit :)


Carla October 25, 2012 at 3:38 pm

Lori…those photos are beautiful!!!


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