This is where we share stuff we can’t share on Facebook page for fear of being kicked out! Read why here. Usually the posts are about body image, sometimes there’s nudity but we’re all adults here. Right?
Why does a fitness blog even care about body image? You can read about that here.
This month, a group of queer feminist artists is tackling a subject that’s as relevant to the pioneers of second-wave feminism as it is to the riot grrrls and intersectional feminists of today. “After Our Bodies Meet: From Resistance to Potentiality” will gather together works by contemporary artists who challenge the “body oppression” of yesterday and today. From Tee Corrine’s “Cunt Coloring Book,” published in 1975, to Chitra Ganesh’s 2013 prints of dramatic, Bollywood-esque scenes, the survey aims to connect decades of narratives about sexuality, power and body politics.
Tell me something.
When was the last time you opened up your browser and saw a beautiful image of a body shape that looked just like yours?
When was the last time you saw an image of skin markings that looked just like yours?
When was the last time you saw an image of breasts that looked just like yours? An ass that looked just like yours? Scars that looked just like yours? A belly that looked just like yours?
Great photos. We can’t share them here. But go look. They made me smile.
Nan Goldin became obsessed with taking photographs of her friends and classmates at school—she says she became the class photographer. One of her first subjects was her best friend David Armstrong who was into drag. After they graduated from school, Goldin and Armstrong shared an apartment and he introduced her to the world of drag queens. Goldin spent time photographing David and his friends.
After years of experiencing and photographing the struggle of the two genders with their codes and definitions, and their difficulties in relating to each other, it was liberating to meet people who had crossed these gender boundaries.
Most people get scared when they can’t categorize others—by race, by age, and most of all by gender. It takes nerve to walk down the street when you fall between the cracks. Some of my friends shift genders daily from boy to girl and back again.
Plus-size model Tess Munster is the new face of the Sea by Monif C swimwear campaign, proving that women of all shapes and sizes can rock bathing suits and look gorgeous doing so. (#effyourbeautystandards!)