All fat people: born fat, yo-yo’d fat, side-effect fat, syndrome fat, or however you became fat: You are not a disease, you deserve respect, and you should be honored in the body you’re in because it’s just as wonderful and storied and worthy as the bodies thin people live in. Your existence isn’t a crime; it’s a blessing.
When confidence relies on beauty, bad days for the body become bad days for the mind. Girls’ sense of worth crumbles, leaving them insecure and ignorant as to how to handle it; emphasizing beauty as a requirement for self-love means that the absence of beauty must lead to an absence of love. Teaching girls how to avoid these days is impossible, teach them to handle these days. Teach girls that they are funny, smart, engaging, compassionate, kind, insightful and valuable, and then figure out a better way to teach them that, if they want to, they can feel beautiful, too.
We are all books because we have spines and stories to tell.
My coworker (because we work in a library)
Another one… oh and I got these pants from Wal Mart
This is my thesis semester work, Peepshow, a series of self portraits in acrylics.
Although I have a fancy artist statement full of art school jargon, it all sums down to this series being about how all woman have the right to be beautiful, to feel sexy, and that their bodies are not wrong.
All of this art is for sale, and I do take commissions!
Photos by Holli G Photography.
Ask her what she craved, and she’d get a little frantic about things like books, the woods, music. Plants and the seasons. Also freedom.
A model walks the runway during a presentation as part of Fashion Weekend Plus Size Fall/Winter 2013 collection show in Sao Paulo February 23, 2013.