Behind the Scenes with Lori : BELONGING

Hi there!! Lori here to give you a little "behind the scenes" info about my little mini book:

What prompted you to pick this take on BELONGING?
I discovered Brene' Brown in the last year and find her TED talks and her quotes to be sooo inspiring. She speaks so powerfully about vulnerability, authenticity, and the courage to be yourself and live wholeheartedly.

 How do you feel about the message of your layout?
I tried to focus on the concept of belonging and how much self-acceptance leads to the feeling of belonging. I need to remind myself of these things daily! Imperfection is NOT weakness....sharing that authenticity is BRAVE!

What symbolism did you pull into your design?
I loved the little cassette tapes on the stencil this month. I think of this whole mini book as a "mix tape"--all the best and favorites in one place! I also used the Polaroid images to help signify the idea of imperfection...there's no photoshopping or cropping polaroids! :)

Tell us a little bit about how you feel now that you have "let it all out" on this page.
I just loved these quotes...I need to remember this. I need to accept and love who I am, own my own story, and be authentic....this lets others do the same! I also like the reminder that self acceptance is courageous...I want to be brave!

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I hope you're feeling a real sense of BELONGING this month!

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