Sunday, November 21, 2010


I got my first emailed submission today. My little heart is fluttering. I have been hesitant to have volunteers mail in their photos...but it's not like I was going to say no! I think that's the absolute bravest thing. And it's got me thinking.

So...should I take photo submissions? It would allow me to do a kind of Post-Secret style blog...which would be neat, and it would also allow me to get photos of people from all around the country (and the world!) instead of just Atlanta. However I'm worried about the legal stuff -- making sure everyone's over 18, etc. Maybe I could get a real (non-blog) website...but those cost money...hmmm...

Tell me guys...WHAT DO YOU THINK?

"Why I Stripped" #45

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

I stripped more for political reasons. Everywhere I go I am surrounded by genuinely gorgeous people of all shapes, sizes, and colors. Only a minute fraction of those people are embraced as being attractive and I want that to change. I know that my body is lovely but I did not always think that. I want everyone to know how empowering it is to show off their natural beauty and embrace it.

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

To show that a body with loose skin, scars and stretch marks is not a freak abnormality, nor disgusting. Instead it is often a natural part of life and truly awesome. 

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

I will not conform, I will stand tall and proud for this is who I am, and I love it.

Stripped #45

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Link Roundup -11/14/10

  • So, apparently there's a computer program called MovieReshape, which is basically the movie version of Photoshop. The program allows you to thin out, bulk up, and basically mold an actor's body to the desired form. Is this horrible, or what? What do you think?
  • Here's something fun from the NY Times: Model-Morphoses, which allows you to play with shots of models before and after they've been made up.

Stripped #44

Stripped #43

Stripped #42

Wednesday, November 3, 2010


I've tried a lot of methods in trying to get my models' opinons, and very few of them have generated a response (which is probably my fault). So, since I'm trying to streamline this opinon-sharing process, I've made a survey for my volunteers. If you've participated, please please PLEASE take this survey:

Click here to take the survey.