By day, Aurora is a professional real estate agent and notary, but she’s most in her element when she’s acting, speaking in front of people, and embracing new experiences. But Aurora didn’t always live such a vibrant, outgoing life.
“I almost lost my life to domestic violence and going through a depressive state in which I was in a dark room for almost three years,” said Aurora. “But, I have to thank God for blessing me and keeping me here and giving me the strength to carry on because, deep down, I knew that my life did matter.”
It was when she got her first dog that Aurora began to grow through her trauma and recognize that her life had purpose and meaning.
“[My dog] was instrumental in getting me to the point of going outside,” Aurora said, “because I wouldn’t even do that. Then, gradually, as time went on, I started doing more things that put me in front of people. And that’s when I got into acting.”
Suddenly, or so it seemed, the woman who used to feel broken, lonely, and afraid to speak, found herself passionate about meeting new people and standing in the spotlight (both literally and figuratively).
“It’s been a slow growing process,” said Aurora, “but now I can get up in front of someone and feel confident enough that I can carry myself in such a way that it’s a good thing. Not only in the acting, but also in public speaking or just talking to people.”
“I had gone through a very difficult time in my life,” Aurora said, “and I wanted to do something for me. I wanted to show that I do have some strength left, which I thought I had lost. And so it was very important for me to do [boudoir], to show that I do still have that strength and that I do still matter.”
And even though Aurora’s nerves nearly led her to cancel her shoot just one week before her big day, she pushed through her fear and committed to her life-changing boudoir experience.
“I told myself, ‘You know what? There’s nothing to be afraid of. It’s going to be tastefully done. And so why not? This is something that you want to do. So do it.’”
Aurora’s advice for other women who find themselves at a crossroads in life is simple and straightforward: “Any woman who has any doubt about her femininity or who has a shyness or a desire that she wants to show her sexuality and show that she has it regardless of age, size, or color — you have it! So go for it!”