I am Queen

Be The Queen You Were Born To Be: Paola

I am queen because I am woman
I walk with my head held high
I carry emotional loads
I smile to ease the pain
And I dance to the moonlight
I am queen because I am woman
My body brings great joy
My nakedness is controversial
My steps move to my own rhythm
My songs are dedicated to the sunrise
And music comes naturally from within
I am queen because I am woman
I was recently invited by Nichole Washington, a young photographer based in NYC to participate in her current project, “Be The Queen You Were Born To Be.”  The photo project is tribute to women where the photographer selects women of all backgrounds and photographs them in their personal style and comfort zone. Then, she asks each {queen} to write why they are a queen, and features them on her site. She also plans to do a gallery showing and photobook of the project in the near future.
“Be the Queen you were born to be is my tribute to my sisters. Along my journey I have realized that I feel most powerful not only when I recognize the Queen in myself but also when I can admire other Queens shining light. My goal for the photos I have created so far was to capture the essence of each woman and also to show her strength and royalty.” – Nichole Washington
Check out Nichole’s work here, and learn more about the other queens she featured!

4 Comments on I am Queen

  1. Amelia Mad
    June 14, 2014 at 12:56 pm (2 years ago)

    Love the poem! You look great! Like a personification of a rainbow. Queen Rainbow! Love the lipstick and the dress. I will check out Nicole’s work Asap! :)


  2. mwanaidi
    June 13, 2014 at 3:38 pm (2 years ago)

    love the colors paola and nice lipstick

  3. Anonymous
    June 13, 2014 at 12:47 pm (2 years ago)



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