Few woman like their bodies. Ask any woman at any age about her body and you’re more likely to hear about soft upper arms and cellulite rather than words of self-love and appreciation. We are surrounded by images of the photoshopped youth culture and the hard-bodied fashion models. All of us are surrounded by standards of beauty that often have nothing to do with real women of any age.For woman of “a certain age” (post-50), it can become even more of a challenge to find anything that we (Yes, “we”—I am over 50) love about our bodies. To make things more challenging, there are few images in the media of mid-life women looking both authentic and sexy.
But there is now a movement afoot to change all that; post-50 women are showing up to do Boudoir Photography where women strip down or put on lingerie for the camera. And, it’s getting the attention of the media, sex educators and bloggers.