In April 2016, I met a fierce dancer and choreographer named Kayleigh for a photo shoot. Among the topics discussed during our photo-taking process was the idea of filming a dance routine she was developing. I connected her with a videographer named Mark, and in May we all met for the video shoot. One of the incredible dancers to join Kayleigh was Christine, which is how her and I met.
A few months afterwards, Christine and I were involved in a second video shoot collaboration. This further established our working relationship and lead to me inviting her to participate in this project. To discuss the topic of physical insecurities, we met in Baldwin Village claiming a public bench as our own.
Christine describes herself as having a curvy physical build. Growing up among family and friends who carried more slim physiques caused her to become insecure about her curves. In order to conceal them, Christine would regularly wear baggy clothes with the intention of hiding her breasts, and wear bras that would flatten her upper-body appearance.
Eventually she also grew uncomfortable with what she describes as her high hips. In her mind, the placement of her hips gave the appearance of a flatter (and, therefore, less attractive) butt.