Growing up, the only tattoos I saw were in movies (usually the bad guy) or on TV. Years of living and working in Seattle have largely erased any biases or misconceptions I had about tattoos, because I know that a tattoo can mean anything from “I just love dolphins,” to “I want to honor my mom with her name on my bicep.” Tattoos are just another way to express oneself, and our generation is embracing it.

I know my time is limited as a foster mom. Here’s how I’m making the best of it.

Being afraid of or angry doesn’t serve anyone

I’m starting my journey as a foster parent. It’s the most important job I'll ever have.

It’s starting to feel real

I was self-conscious about my body. Then I joined a naked bike ride.

It helps me feel comfortable in my own skin