Sometimes, we look at someone who’s led a long and rich life, and assume that, given all they’ve accomplished, their confidence levels must be through the roof.
And if you’re not feeling great about yourself for whatever reason, seeing these strong, confident people can sometimes make you feel even worse.
But as it turns out, we’re all human, and that means we all come with our own insecurities, particularly about our looks.
After all, we live in a world where it seems like there’s always someone telling us we don’t look “right.” Some people though, like the girl who became a model to show that having a disorder and being beautiful aren’t mutually exclusive, are standing up to these restrictions to make the world see that beauty comes in all forms.
But some people need a little more encouragement to see that where they see flaws, everyone else sees something amazing.
Take Nora, for instance. At 73, she’d lived in multiple cities all over the world, had worked a number of interesting jobs, and had a full, interesting life. But Nora was still hung up about her looks, thinking she was “plain.”
Then, photographer Emily Stein stepped in.
She created a series called Hello, I’m Nora, in which Nora bared almost all and struck some seriously sexy, but still tasteful, poses, and finally saw herself the way others had been seeing her for years.
Check the photos out below, and maybe they’ll inspire you to show off your sultry side!