Terry Rickman is a body and gender-affirming portrait photographer who creates a safe, nurturing space for LGBTQ, Trans, and Non-Binary people to get personal portraits. The conversation includes a deep dive into body image and acceptance of our true identity.
Terry's process involves helping clients appreciate their bodies and present themselves authentically. He describes how we absorb language from the greater society that is often negative or self-deprecating, and we use those words when describing ourselves. While you may find specific features of your body that you aren't happy with, you can still appreciate them, according to Terry.
We are whole individuals with multiple features that create unique, valuable spiritual humans. We can't love our bodies all the time, but when we have those unloving moments, find one good thing about ourselves and focus on it.
The discussion examines personal pronouns and how our society has built a world based on gender roles. Terry encourages the listen to release their baggage on limiting beliefs about appropriate clothing and accessories based on stereotypical gender assignments.
For those learning to review their true selves, Terry emphasizes the importance of surrounding yourself with like-minded people to move into a space of being more fully yourself. Portrait photography is one way to affirm and share your individual story.
For more information, visit www.www.ProudFamilyPortraits.com and follow Terry on Instagram @terrywrickman.