My mission is to empower people to unapologetically lay themselves bare.
I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but I love to be bare…figuratively and literally.
Since I was a little kid, I figured out pretty quickly the importance of being a chameleon. By the time I got to college, I got so good at becoming who I needed to become in order to appease the people I needed to appease. Until one day, something…snapped.
“Who are you? Who are you underneath it all?”, my non-fiction creative professor asked. I sat there, stunned. I thought I knew who I was, but I sat there, staring at the blank screen, repeatedly deleting everything I wrote because it just felt…wrong.
To be honest, I don’t know who I am. I am everything to everyone but me.
That’s how I started my assignment. And, something just clicked. As I kept typing with tears running down my face—from guilt, shame, relief, unease, liberation—I decided from that moment on, I would live as me, even though I had no clue who I was. That assignment was the beginning of everything.
Fast forward to 2016 when I dared to let my imagination run free.
One day, I was messaging my amazing transformational business coach, when I said, “I kinda want to do webinars topless; I mean, from the armpit up, of course.”
Her first response was, “Just don’t stand up”, followed by, “That’s it, you do life and business laid bare.”
It all finally made sense and came full circle. How I had been living my life since that writing assignment in college, to joining the local kink/BDSM community, to doing business…doing it my way, Veronica Laid Bare—stripped of all the layers society, family, friends, and culture had laid upon me that I didn’t need.
And that’s how I live my life…unapologetically me. By continuing to be laid bare (literally and figuratively), it’s a reminder to be true to who I am.
Kink and BDSM transformed my life.
So, Desires Laid Bare was born.