Exclusive: Murugi Munyi reveals most daring thing she has ever done
Kenyan content creator Murugi Munyi has revealed the most daring fashion statement she has ever incorporated in her motherhood experience.
In a recent interview with Nairobi News, Munyi said back in 2018 she embarked on a journey that would not only challenge her own perceptions of beauty but also inspire countless others to shed their inhibitions.
She delved into the world of boudoir photography, a genre that captures the essence of intimacy, vulnerability and sensuality.
The very concept of a boudoir photoshoot revolves around a woman celebrating her body in its purest form, often in lingerie or even tastefully nude. Boudoir, which is French for a woman’s private dressing room, inspires the intimacy of this genre of photography.
“A boudoir shoot. I can’t remember what year it was, maybe 2018, but that was pretty daring. I think I just woke up one day and I was like you know what I want pictures which look like this. And that time I didn’t think I was going to post them but then again I did,” Murugi said.
This revelation encapsulates the essence of her journey – a spontaneous yet profound decision to capture herself in a way that defies convention.
Seeing as society often dismisses motherhood as an antithesis to sensuality, Murugi faced her own set of challenges.
“Apparently mums don’t have bodies. Apparently, moms are not sexy. So I didn’t take to heart what others said about it and just went for it,” she said.
This sentiment strikes at the heart of a pervasive societal misconception – that once a woman becomes a mother, her identity becomes solely defined by her role as a caregiver, overshadowing her identity as an individual and a sensual being.
The impact of Murugi’s courageous step resonated far beyond her personal journey.
“I really enjoyed doing it, and I really enjoyed celebrating myself, and even though the outcome of that is not exactly what I wanted, a lot of plus-size mums were saying they were waiting to lose weight so that they can do it. You could wait to lose weight for 10 years and still be fat, just do it,” she affirmed.
Her words are a rallying call for women of all shapes and sizes to embrace their bodies unconditionally. The path to self-love is not paved with unrealistic expectations or societal approval; it’s a road of self-discovery and acceptance.
The essence of a boudoir photoshoot lies in capturing the raw authenticity of a woman’s body. It’s about cherishing imperfections and embracing the scars, both physical and emotional.
Through her daring journey, Murugi Munyi has ignited a conversation that challenges the norms and encourages women to reclaim their narrative. A boudoir photoshoot is not merely about capturing an image; it’s about capturing a moment of self-celebration, self-acceptance, and empowerment.