The photo above is from a wonderful day I had at the beach. I was having a really crummy day, and I decided to meet up with a few friends to be one with nature. It’s also important to me because it’s the first time I’ve been photographed shirtless in 7 years. (Much props to Brent Knepper for the photo and Jana Kinsman for the freshly grown carrot!)
For years, I’ve been conscious about my body and how it looks, and it took until recently to feel comfortable in my own skin, to know that I eat healthy, bike numerous miles a day, and have the body that fits who I am…and I’m ok with that.
This is a public declaration of that, and a new step into body positivity. I’m ready for many more beaches, and less tank tops and billowing shirts to hide myself.
Get ready Chicago.