[Photography] Being Vulnerable (It's Hard To Do)


I’ve been thinking a lot about ways in which I feel vulnerable and the actions I take to try and protect myself from getting hurt, or simply from feeling unpleasant emotions. I try my best to be open and honest on my blog, and I am … for the most part.

There are elements of my past that are extremely relevant to who I am as a person, why I live the life I do and why I have this blog. They’re not horrific or overly traumatising, but they are the most vulnerable pieces of my story and it hurts to tell them. The truth is I judge myself for that. Even though though I find the courage to be vulnerable in others a beautiful and inspiring trait. 

While this may not seem that relevant for Sinful Sunday, there is a reason I chose to share today. I have been lurking here for a long time, and I am always astounded by how raw and honest many of the images are. Part of not wanting to be vulnerable is making sure my pictures that I share online are very much ‘an image of me’. While I’m not tech savvy enough to do lots of photo-shopping, I am persistent enough and vain enough to make sure my pictures look the way I want so I can portray myself in what I deem to be ‘the internet me’.

In the interest of full disclosure even this week’s image isn’t the me you get first thing in the morning, or the puffy eyed, tear streaked me who has no idea why she’s crying (or does know but is too scared to admit it) or the me that sleeps with the light on sometimes because I’m terrified of my persistent nightmares.

I’m sharing this today because I want to work on being less afraid of admitting some of my truths, not only to others but to myself and to take the opportunity to say how inspiring and touching many of the posts for Sinful Sunday are on a weekly basis, as well as being incredibly sexy.

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30 thoughts on “[Photography] Being Vulnerable (It's Hard To Do)

  1. Bravo Floss! Not an easy thing to talk about. The images are beautiful and quite haunting… Makes me want to send you big hugs (if permitted). Indie

  2. I think everyone has pain in their background to varying extents. I look T thus image and see several things. First I see a beautiful woman. Next I see and feel her anguish! While I don’t know the root cause of her pain, I want to wipe it from her life. I recognize that I will not be able to do this but the desire is there. I also see strength. So I hope that in time your strength will overcome your fears. All the best Floss. I really appreciate your blog. I really appreciate your courage!

    1. Aww, thank you so much. What a lovely and touching comment. Thank you so much for your continued support and encouragement, it really is quite wonderful x

  3. I relate so strongly to this post, it’s not easy to peek out from that internet persona we create for ourselves. Thankfully Sinful Sunday takes place in a lovely and kind community which makes it so much easier to just be you.
    Thank you for sharing this x

    1. It definitely wasn’t easy, but it has been worth it. Comments like yours have made me so pleased I shared. Thank you so much for taking the time to comment x

  4. I am sure that many people will be able to relate to what you have written here, I know I certainly can. I know that my images are a snap shot of me, chosen careful to reflect something of me that I like, however over the years I have become bolder and more confident in sharing images that show more of me, bit of me that I find challenging and I continue to learn and evolve in that area too. I hope you continue to explore as well. I have found it to be very liberating

    1. Part of why I never joined in before was knowing I wasn’t ready to explore and challenge myself. I am ready now though and loving getting involved in the wonderful Sinful Sunday community x

  5. Your words and images have pulled me up in my tracks Floss. The depth and feeling of your words hold up a mirror to us all. I know I am occasionally rather glib and your words make me realise that honesty and sincerity are to be cherished.

    1. I am so touched by all the responses to this post. It makes me pleased I stepped out of my comfort zone to share. Thank you for you comment x

  6. Thank you 🙂 I am now really pleased I shared, as so many lovely people have related to it, it is nice to know we are not alone in our feelings x

  7. Lovely pic – I find vulnerability really interesting because I love feeling it when I am safe with Her but terrifed of showing it outside that context. It really is love-hate, because it is so powerful a feeling and really cuts to the core.

    1. This makes so much sense, and I can definitely relate to it and it makes me reflect on how wonderful it is when someone is brave enough to be vulnerable in your presence. A side I didn’t consider when I wrote my post. I may have to go and ponder this some more now 🙂 x

  8. I know, this is not a recent posting but totally worth the reading as too often people tend to forget reality, our own background and depict a far too flowery picture. So thanks for sharing first but also thanks for certainly inspiring others to step up and share that aspect of them as this is what makes us who we are as well explained in your article.
    Thanks Floss, from a lady that knows…

    1. Bless you, thank you so much for reading and for commenting too 🙂 it’s always lovely when older posts resurface and you hear that people are still visiting x

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