Saturday, May 22, 2010

Help Your Kids

A WebMD article on boosting girl's body image. And something to make you smile:

Let's keep our daughters this full of life forever, okay?

Sunday, May 16, 2010

"Why I Stripped" #1

(I created a wee survey to make it easier for my volunteers.)

1) Did you strip for political or personal reasons? Explain.

I stripped for personal reasons. I have had a history of eating disorders and low self-esteem, and only recently have I realized that I am, in fact, beautiful.

2) Did you strip to learn something about yourself or to show something about yourself? Explain.

I wanted to prove that I could! To show the world and myself that I could confidently have nude photographs taken.

3) Put into words the message that your body communicated by the act of stripping.

I am a strong, attractive woman with self-confidence and sex appeal.

Irony. (Thanks Dale!)

Friday, May 7, 2010

Demystifying "Fat"

I use the word "fat." I use that word because that's what people are: they're fat. They're not bulky; they're not large, chunky, hefty or plump. And they're not big-boned. Dinosaurs were big-boned. These people are not overweight: this term somehow implies there is some correct weight. There is no correct weight. Heavy is also a misleading term. An aircraft carrier is heavy; it's not fat. Only people are fat, and that's what fat people are! They're fat!
--George Carlin

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Stripped #32

Stripped #31

"Stripping is kind of fun and seems more fun when it's with others that aren't naked, so I don't mind doing it. Lots of people make the mistake that it's all about sex and that's not true at all. Gone to nude beach many times and that's very relaxing, so guess this was as close as we could get here...even though was just a few seconds.

I guess part of the reason I did this was to see others' reactions, if any. Since this was an art project, people often comment on "the art" so I was curious to see any comments on my "art". Of course I'm always ready to do it again!"