April 23, 2024

Basia's 40 over 40 Story

 
Feet, although that's probably hard to highlight so maybe my eyes and my smile as secondary.


Coming out looking bigger than I feel and losing some confidence.


You can still feel and look good at 40+ as you did when you were younger, but you're wiser.


I just lost 81 lbs and I'm feeling so much healthier and sexier in my clothes, that I feel it's time to celebrate.


More confidence in myself.


I'm hoping that the pictures come out the way I see myself.


Not everybody has the same heart and provides as much help as I do, so do not give people the benefit of the doubt, unless they deserve it.


Don't ever let anyone borrow any money, don't let anyone live free with you and vet all your roommates, because one will harm your dog.


My grandmother, who passed away when I was 19 years old.  She held to her sacred beliefs but when I explained to her a more practical explanation, she was open to change those views, even views that came from her sacred bible that she believed her entire life.  She was like a second mother to me and my best friend.


Highlighting the inner part of your eyes, so it makes them seem larger and prettier.


When I'm in an ugly dress and a good-looking guy hits on me.


When I completed my MBA.


Friendly, loyal & out-going.


Purple or Pink - I can't decide.


Basia was introduced to the 40 over 40 campaign by a friend of hers who was also a participant!  Quite often the women who participate are doing so for an external reason such as wanting to give the images to a significant other, but what I love about Basia is that she was participating in order to celebrate herself and her accomplishment of losing 81 pounds!  Congratulations Basia!  Honestly, I feel that women often downplay their accomplishments and I would love to see more women openly celebrating their wins like this!!  

If you have a milestone or success that you would like to celebrate, please consider joining the 40 over 40 campaign!  However, the campaign is also open to those women who just are proud of being a woman over 40 and looking to help empower others and blaze the trail for those younger ladies coming up behind us too!  Click the image below to learn more and join the others who are busting through the narrow beauty standards and demanding to be seen as the beautiful, powerful women who are aging gracefully and full of wisdom!

About the Author Amy Paris Jackson

Amy is a professional portrait photographer in NW Indiana. She specializes in glamour and boudoir photography because she takes great joy in empowering women of all ages and sizes to look and feel beautiful. She also loves watching her clients’ self-confidence, self-accept, and self-love re-emerge during their photoshoots as they see how truly beautiful they are.

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