Delila Olsson, 58

“My perceptions have changed with awareness of the societal conditioning at the root of my self-criticism and body shame, though I’m still working on it. The 50 over 50 photo shoot experience, for which I am so grateful, positively impacted my ability to see and accept my body and myself. It helped me discover a love and appreciation for my middle-age, curvy, bumpy, imperfect form, and I came away with gratitude for this body that carries me through the world.”

“Living through this time of the virus, my pace has slowed and spiritual pursuits have taken even greater precedence in my life. This helps me remember that I am a part of all that is, not separate from it.”

Delila is a lifelong Montessori educator, a passionate writer and storyteller, and a slightly witchy woman who finds joy and meaning in the rituals and sacraments of nature. 

She values her relationships above all else and is immensely proud of having had a hand in raising a kind, empathetic, and socially responsible adult son. 

Delila says she is happier now, at this stage of life, than she’s ever been. Having let go of worrying about what other people think of her in order to focus on self-acceptance, she offers this advice to her younger self: “Remember who you are.”

Delila now: “I feel more confidant now than ever before, not because I necessarily look or feel my best, but, because of the wisdom I’ve amassed and the self-acceptance I’m learning.”

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I’M  RACHEL.

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Photographer Rachel Hadiashar is based out of a bright and airy studio space in Sherwood, Oregon, where she co-creates spirited and elegant images to showcase a client’s best self.
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