Weighed down - Photo by Ben DeFlorio

One More Day!


Submitted 2 years ago
Created by
Cora Grandfield

I have one more full day before surgery.  I am excited and nervous.  I am as ready as I will ever be.

This weekend I did a really fun and exciting photo shoot with a great photographer, Ben DeFlorio.  He is doing a project called Create 28.  He asked for volunteers and he would let us do whatever we wanted.

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I wanted a “before” photo shoot.  But not just any “before” photo shoot. I wanted one that showed that I was confident and strong with who I was but also portrayed my “struggle” with my weight.  I chose to use a heavy chain to wrap around myself to show how I am quite literally and figuratively weighed down by my weight. As the shoot went on I “broke” free from the chains.  At the very end I was in a tank top and leggings and holding an apple and ready for new beginnings.  While I don’t have any shots showing the tank top and leggings and new beginnings yet, I will share them when I can.

Here is another shot from the shoot.

"Breaking Free of the Chains" - Photo by Ben DeFlorio

Be sure to check out the links to check out Ben’s project and all his other work.  He truly is a great artist and photographer.  I will try to post later this week after surgery.

Thank you all for being a part of my journey this far!  The best is yet to come!

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