HAPPY INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY, my beautiful sisters. I love you, I see you, I support you.
May we be fierce, and stand in our power with confidence and pride. May we be soft and not afraid to be vulnerable. May we be wild, laugh loudly, have an open heart, while we take absolutely zero shit. No one can tell you who you are or what you deserve. We are not just one thing and maybe this world is finally waking up to the fact that we will no longer be put in a box of what a woman "should be".
My talented and lovely friend @laurelreneevaldez came over to take some photos of me yesterday. I slicked back my hair and wore no makeup. At first it felt really vulnerable and scary to be so "naked" in this way. I'm not used to taking photos like this. I've been fortunate to work with some of the most talented makeup artists and photographers that have helped me to feel beautiful and powerful in my skin. I love and respect the artistry of it, and many times it has me feel r...eally great. No shame in that. But as women we're trained to believe that we need makeup to feel or to BE beautiful. We're inundated with images of "perfect" photoshopped people and it's really hard not to compare ourselves and feel like you don't measure up to this impossible standard of beauty. I feel it all the time, especially as a woman in the music industry. In these photos I feel like myself, and I'm learning to let that be enough.
Check out @laurelreneevaldez beautiful art and other photography. @colorandsmoke She's a special human and one to watch.
2017. 🤷🏼♀️ Thankful for this beautiful man's endless love and faith in me. Got a whole lot planned for @jupiterwinterband in 2018 and I CANNOT WAIT! Hope you're all ready to take on 2018 with a fiery passion. Here's to trusting and loving ourselves more. You got this, okay?
Touring with Jukebox the Ghost was some of the most fun I've ever had on the road. I'm so honored and excited to be opening up for them again with Jupiter Winter! We're changing things up in a big way for this show, and Jukebox is playing music from their new record (which is SO GOOD) Don't miss this special night! Get tickets before they sell out! AH! ❤️