Now 4 years later I had this creative idea for a photo shoot but was nervous to ask someone to be a model, it hit me that I should ask Codi. We met and I had everything ready for the photo shoot. She explained at the beginning that if she hadn’t read my blog she probably wouldn’t have agreed. As she changed into the outfit for the shoot I saw the scars physical and emotional. We sat and talked as she opened up about trials she has had. You truly never know who around you is struggling. Sitting in front of this beautiful girl that many girls in high school were jealous of, you would have never known she was struggling inside for years.
Being left with physical and emotional scars can be very damaging, and gaining the confidence to be comfortable in your own skin may take years but seeing Codi dance and being able to work with her was truly inspiring. Her strength to endure is incredible.