HNT ~ Loving Myself.



In Florida for the Beyond Leather convention…I am loving this hotel room. a mini-suite, and the weekend unrolls before me. All potential. All maybes.

I had the funnest sensation as I was leaving my home on Tuesday evening. One that often happens  when  I go away on a trip.  That I will not be the same person I was when next I see my home. This is true every day, no?

But this was a particularly strong feeling.

 So, as I left, I took a moment to ring my prayer bell and meditate for a few minutes, contemplating my beautiful altar Ganesha.

And a few minutes ago, I find myself thinking about nothing in particular and trying to figure out a HNT.  As I thought about what it means, to me, to expose myself somehow week after week, post after post, I thought you know, I don’t think I have ever done one of my middle.

I cringed because I am thinking less-than-loving thoughts of having to see my body in a light that is loving and delightful. But then I thought about my Lord. His belly is one of the most famous symbols of fullness, power, groundedness.

And then I got a Lovely Whisper and so, I thought, “OK, I will.”

So, here is my tummy.  If Ganesha’s can be lovely and beautiful mine can be too.


Happy HNT from Florida, everyone.





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  1. sparkle buckwild on April 23, 2009 at 4:20 PM

    i love and support it. you inspire me!

    • mollena on April 23, 2009 at 7:46 PM


      Thank you,lovely!




  2. Thursday's Child on April 23, 2009 at 4:27 PM

    Oh, darling you are all beautiful round brown curves. I’m so jealous that you’re in Florida – soak up some sun for me!

  3. osbasso on April 23, 2009 at 5:00 PM

    That’s the biggest positive thing about HNT. The chance to take that extra step over the comfort line. And whatever your inspiration is, loving yourself is the most important part!

    • mollena on April 23, 2009 at 7:49 PM

      You got it, Mister Obasso! :-D It is awesome to have that inspirational nudge every week. Keeps the boundaries limber and lively!



  4. Freakbear on April 23, 2009 at 5:43 PM

    Sexy biotech!!!!

    • mollena on April 23, 2009 at 7:50 PM

      Aw…thank you darlin’!



  5. melkitty on April 23, 2009 at 9:35 PM

    Your tummy is QUITE lovely. I admire you, i almost never post pictures of my entire self naked.

  6. RichardShhh on April 24, 2009 at 6:31 AM

    Hooray for YOU! MY middle has given me much bigger problems than I see on U! But HNT has motivated me (especially the OTHER HNT) to where I have lost a bunch of the spare tire over the last 2 years!!! If I wanna show off nekkid or so, I feel I wanna look better than I did to start with — and I need it for the health benefits! (Although my new tattoos DO tend to rob me of anonymity on TOHNT,,, oh well.) HHNT

  7. kyle on April 24, 2009 at 7:18 AM

    I’m glad you went for. You are a beautiful, amazing woman. That picture makes me wanna dive right in, darlin

  8. Ryan Harris on April 24, 2009 at 3:01 PM

    I love your belly, Mollena :)

  9. Whit on April 24, 2009 at 10:18 PM

    embrace the rebellyon. Love your belly. :)

  10. Corey Alexander on April 25, 2009 at 6:33 AM

    This picture is very sexy. (I know that may not have been your intent, but that was my first reaction to the picture, so I wanted to share it.)

    It’s brave to put your belly out there; I know that as a fat person, I found it a very intense experience to pose nude for photos, and part of that was about showing my belly. Intense, transformative…am so glad I did it.

    My fat activist group (back in the day) had a whole meeting just on bellies, drawing our bellies, finding positive language to use to talk about our bellies. Celebrating bellies is a radical act.

    I have definitely gone to events and come back dramatically changed (DOWF often does that for me). May the change be exactly what you needed.

  11. Shannon on April 26, 2009 at 10:23 PM

    I say again, you are delicious.

  12. DIANA on May 3, 2009 at 8:28 PM

    Wow! what an idea ! What a concept ! Beautiful .. Amazing … :)