“I’m incredibly nervous”
Luckily my best friend was on hand when we did the shoot to keep me smiling, and Andy was so professional he quickly put me at ease.
When I got the first previews I was overwhelmed, I had never imagined I would be so impressed with pictures of myself. Having lived with social anxiety for over 9 years I was used to being shy and putting myself down. But not any more! I’ve beaten this illness within the last year, and being a part of this calendar is a major milestone for me and a cathartic experience, as I wave goodbye to my fears and my confidence grows.
Initially I agreed to do it because I wondered if i could ever be brave enough to have my photo taken without my clothes on in public; I never imagined how much it would help me and my self esteem. All this coupled with it being for such an amazing cause, for me it’s win-wi