Sunday, December 8, 2013
Saturday, December 7, 2013
Friday, December 6, 2013
there are people in this world who are gonna try to tell you that you don’t have the body type to wear cute clothes. these people are wrong. the only body type that shouldn’t wear cute clothes is the zombie body type because the whole reanimated decaying corpse thing tends to leave permanent stains. if you are a zombie and you’re reading this i don’t care if you’re offended. stop this undead nonsense and go back to your grave like a respectable dead person.
Thursday, December 5, 2013
During a brief stint on okcupid I was messaged by a guy that had "If you don’t shave your legs and armpits (I don’t mind groin that is private.) Then we have no business knowing each other." written on his profile. Needless to say, he wasn’t too happy with my picture response. I love my fuzzy armpits （人´∀`*）.。ｏ♡
And this is why I despise pop-culture and the world of modeling.
That doesn’t even seem possible
The third girl was already perfect
Makeup and Photoshop. We’re a society that has forgotten what women look like naturally. And worse, the way women look naturally is usually considered “ugly”.
We don’t allow women to see themselves represented naturally in any form of media and then wonder why so many women have such low self esteem and poor body image.
We tell women that the most important thing about them is the way they look. Then we literally deny the reality of the way women look. And when a woman looks in the mirror and sees herself so vastly different from the way women look in the media, it’s devastating to her self esteem and self image. We have set up a society and beauty culture that all but guarantees that women hate themselves and the way they look.
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Illusions of the Body was made to tackle the supposed norms of what we think our bodies are supposed to look like. Most of us realize that the media displays the only the prettiest photos of people, yet we compare ourselves to those images. We never get to see those photos juxtaposed against a picture of that same person looking unflattering. That contrast would help a lot of body image issues we as a culture have.
Within the series I tried get a range of body types, ethnicities & genders to show how everyone is a different shape & size; there is no “normal”. Each photo was taken with the same lighting & the same angle.
Celebrate your shapes, sizes & the odd contortions your body can get itself into. The human body is a weird & beautiful thing.
Photographer: Gracie Hagen
Anonymous asked: i have always had a happy trail and i hated it because i thought no other women had one and i always hated the way my body looked and the hair on my body but after i saw your blog i started to love my body i started to look in the mirror and smile and think wow i'm beautiful so thank you
I’m happy of that :)
Monday, December 2, 2013
Sunday, December 1, 2013
I scream self-love like it’s my job, but at the end of the day, I hate myself and I want nothing else but to love myself like I tell every other beautiful person to.
It takes years. We are bombarded by hundreds of messages every single day, week after week,…
Soooo… I’ve got a hair on my breast. Actually, there’s kind of two on that one and one on the other. This is a thing that has happened to me since I became aware of body hair and breasts, and I always freaked out and immediately plucked them for fear that someone would think I was turning into a man or was so unkempt and disgusting that I didn’t bother taking care of myself very well.
But you know what? As far as I’ve been able to figure out, MOST women grow little hairs there sometimes. Every body is a little bit different, so I’m sure not all women do, but I guarantee a whole lot of them do. We just get rid of them before you get to see them. Even now, I’m wondering if a guy took my shirt off and saw that, would he be freaked out? Would he still like me? But you know what? Chances are he’s got hair on his nipples too, and if one stray hair here or there is enough to make him grimace, he’s definitely the wrong guy for me.
So hi, little breast hair, welcome to my body and enjoy your stay! :)