Susan Robertson graciously consented to let me use her photos for my Boomer Boudoir Babe series. Read on to learn more about her journey from body loathing to body acceptance, and sensual pleasure.
I’m 59 years old and have had a lifetime struggling with my body, weight and sexuality. I’ve dieted all my life and weighed up to 200 pounds. I have hated my body, waged war against it and have finally made peace with it. I’ve done tons of therapy, bodywork, massage, dance movement, breath work, dream work, artwork, drumming, singing, tantra, and more. I no longer move to burn calories; I simply move to feel good and experience pleasure.
I decided to return to school to help other women heal from body issues and trauma. It is my calling. I am completing a PhD in Somatic Depth Psychology, writing a dissertation on healing and transforming the wounds of early sexual abuse and moving toward a more embodied, conscious, healthy sexuality.
I’ve been training as a sex educator and coach and have taken numerous courses in clinical sexology, tantra, sacred courtesan training, explosive sexual healing and orgasmic meditation. I’m a proponent of integrating sexuality and spirituality. I embrace my life with enthusiasm and joy.
I took the plunge and had my own boudoir session with a sensitive, artistic photographer. My girlfriends accompanied me and assisted with costumes, makeup, hair and more. I never felt more beautiful in my life. We spent several hours and I ended up with over 300 shots. I loved every single photo and I’m a woman who never allowed anyone to take a picture of me because I thought I was too fat! What a magical, mystical experience! I love my body. I trust my body. I listen to the wisdom of my body! I have had more sensual pleasure in the last year than I ever thought possible.
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