We are honoured to bring you another self love shoot, featuring 5 incredible models and a magical photographer. This campaign took place in beautiful, balmy Durban.
"My favourite thing about myself is my personality. I love how honest I am with myself and with others. I love that I am always able to be myself, no matter where I am or who is around me."
"Self-love does not have to start as love. Sometimes it just starts with acceptance. And gradually, day by day, you'll notice those little things about yourself that make you fall madly in love with yourself because you are no longer blinded by expectations and disappointments. So start by saying "I am enough". You are. You always have been. And always will be."
"For the longest time, there was nothing about me that I loved. Physically at least. I have always liked my imagination and my connection with animals. But the older I got, the more I fell in love with myself. I love the way I laugh when my boyfriend says something ridiculous. I love the smile that comes when I witness an animal doing something cute. I love how my eyes sparkle with tears whenever I read a heartwarming story. I love that my hair is bushy because it reminds me of the grace of lions. I love how strong my body is, how it can hold me up and pick itself up after a long week. I love my freckles, scars, blemishes. Because they are me. And all of me is my favourite."
" My favourite thing is my eyes, my dad always referred to me as "ocean eyes", before he passed (eat your heart out Billie Eillish!) and well you know what they say..eyes are a window to the soul!"
"Self love is treating your mind and body with kindness through all seasons. It is listening to what your body needs and prioritising those needs, whether it be a salad, chocolate cake or a mental health day. It is validating your feelings and allowing yourself to experience your emotions in their rawest form. My advice to all would be to never stop looking after yourself as you would your loved ones. Fill yourself up with love and kindness and share the excess with those around you."
"I love my ability to empathise with anyone who crosses my path, as well as myself. It has allowed me to emotionally connect to many people and support them through their highs and lows in the most rewarding ways. It has also allowed me to be gentle on myself through my darker days. Physically, my favourite part of myself is my smile, I think I look most beautiful when I'm smiling."
(OUR LOVELY PHOTOGRAPHER)
"Self love is being kind to yourself, even on the days when you're lower than low.
Self love is taking a step back and reminding yourself that you CAN do it and that ARE capable.
Self love is constantly surrounding yourself with people that bring sunshine into your life.
Self love is also realizing that you deserve all the extraordinary things in life!"
"I love my ability to see goodness in others and so, to see goodness in others fills me with an inner peace."
We hope you enjoyed reading about our Durban Self Love Campaign and that these remarkable women inspire you to not make yourself smaller for anyone and to celebrate all the things about yourself.
We would love to hear what your favourite thing about yourself is, please share it with us in the comment section below. x
Campaign captured by talented Joy Gazing Photography