Pictured above: Brenda Oelbaum, artist and activist, with her Venus sculptures, torso sculptures by Nancy Fried, and photography by Ariane Lopez-Huici.
Exhibition: The Fearsome BMI: Women Artists and the Body.
March 24 2014 - May 5, 2014
This exhibition will feature artists who deconstruct cultural norms of beauty, and is in conjunction with the Institute for Women’s Leadership Consortium Initiative on Women and Health, and World Health Day Conference and Teach-in.
Artists: Nancy Fried, Ariane Lopez-Huici, Brenda Oelbaum, Monica Ong Reed, and Laura Splan.
Location: Dana Women Artist Series Galleries
Mabel Smith Douglass Library, Rutgers University
New Brunswick, NJ
Brenda Oelbaum said of the accompanying conference:
It was the most interesting and diverse group of woman, Activists, Doctors, Sociologists, Authors, Gender Studies, Public Heath Professionals, and Artists. With the exception of Jane Brody, as key note speaker, whose presentation was deeply problematic, rude and bigoted…It was a very exciting event filled with new ideas, research and intelligent dialogue, on a very complex issue that plagues women’s health and treatment there of…
I feel so honored to have been included in such a ground breaking event. I’m glad I spoke up for myself and I was thrilled that I was heard. I can only hope I did justice to the cause…and that I have inspired more people to stop dieting. [x]
Where!?!?!? Why Wasn’t I there??? I LOVE those Nancy Fried Sculptures.
Fat girl running a 5K! You don’t have to be thin to use your body well!
My beautiful and handsome fat babes, you can ALWAYS wear leggings as pants. You can ALWAYS wear stripes. You can ALWAYS wear bikinis.
Wear whatever makes you feel comfortable.
Fuck beauty standards and fuck those who tell you what you’re “supposed” to wear.
My gabifresh midkini just arrived and I could not be more satisfied!
PORN BLOGS: DO. NOT. REBLOG. I do not want my face or body to be associated with your content. Please show some respect!
YAY!!! You look amazing! <3
Last Friday, a couple of us larger yogis went to our instructor’s house and took pictures in her living room. Some will be used at an upcoming workshop she’s teaching for other yoga instructors on how to offer body positive cues and pose modifications to make their classes more inclusive.
She gave us the prompt: “What do you wish more yoga teachers knew about creating body-positive classes?”
Don’t assume that we aren’t as strong or flexible.
Don’t assume that this is my first ever yoga/fitness class.
Don’t assume that I hate my body.
Don’t assume that I’m there for weight loss.
Don’t assume anything about what I eat.
Don’t assume anything about my health.
[Warrior I, Pigeon, Warrior II, and a bonus of yours truly laughing while losing balance in Half Moon.]
I got my belly button pierced when I was 16 years old and 115 pounds. Now I am 26 and am close to 200 lbs. Everybody keeps trying to subtle ways to tell me that I am fat and because of that, I should “just take it out.”
Because I had been wearing the same jewelry I was pierced with for TEN YEARS, my top ball was stripped. I have a box full of other navel jewelry, but all of it has nickel (which I’m allergic to). So I decided to get a new, quality ring.
I ordered a titanium internally threaded ring like I’ve always wanted and I’m in love with it!! I LOVE IT!! I keep shimmying in the mirror to watch it sparkle! The picture does not do it justice. It is such a pretty piece.
I don’t care if other people think I’m too fat to have it. I love it. I even pulled up my shirt the other day to show my female coworker who asked (in private) to see my new jewelry, totally not caring about my stretchmarks. It’s nice to ignore all the haters and love yourself!
im glad i dont have a thigh gap i almost dropped my phone into the toilet but i caught it with thunder and lightning
can she just get an award or something
I reblog this whenever it pops up on my dash.
So many directions she could have gone with this joke…out of infinite possibilities…she picked the best possible direction.
I still can’t believe her mom helped. I would be like no I am not helping you wear fruit and nothing else on YouTube.
I’m pretty sure my mom would help but she would grumble the entire time