I never quite felt as though I was one to “blend in” with those around me. I always had that feeling of being on the outside looking in. I recognized this during my childhood creating me to become an introvert. I was someone who feared speaking my truth. Lacking in what I wanted to communicate, I rather indulged in expression through movement.
I find motion of the human body one of the most powerful, fascinating things. My aptitude thorough-out my life has evolved within many variations of performance. I thrive on the understanding, it’s not about what you do, it’s how you do it.
I became more inspired by the dynamic of the female body, it’s femininity and enchantment as I evolved with training to compete in bodybuilding. Inside this world, there in lies power within the mental and physical battles it brings forth. Furthermore, I’ve found the strongest way to enhance physical appearance is not through the human body, but through the mind. Rather than focusing on the way movement looks, concentrating on the feeling and how it produces one’s power mentally and in turn physically.
I train for two reasons: to live and to feel, while enduring all the struggles, joys, and triumphs it brings forth. Each time I step on stage I show the world who I am. All movement conducted is purely from my heart and soul and there is not one movement I make that isn’t beautiful.
Life may leave you pregnant with trauma, but the birth of love is always possible.
PHOTOGRAPHER: KAI YORK