Body Image

Posted on the Feb 12, 2015 by Natasha
"The roots of the word shame are thought to derive from a word meaning “to cover”; as such, covering oneself, literally or figuratively, is a natural expression of shame.”
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Posted on the Feb 05, 2015 by Carlin Ross
Here is Ashley Graham - the first plus size model to appear in the pages of the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue.  Maybe it's the Dove campaign or maybe brands are realizing that women buy more...
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Posted on the Dec 15, 2014 by Carlin Ross
Artist Wangechi Mutu makes powerful collages from ethnographic photography, porn magazines, and 19-century medical illustrations. In her own words, “Females carry the marks, language and nuances of...
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Posted on the Nov 21, 2014 by Carlin Ross
Jenny Saville is known for painting large female nudes. For her latest series Closed Contact she did this self-portrait. Fashion photographer Glen Luchford took shots of Saville from below lying...
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Posted on the Nov 13, 2014 by Carlin Ross
I never thought I'd see a plus-sized woman grace the pages of Vogue but here it is.  Their latest lingerie edition included plus-size models and the images are beautiful.  Maybe the...
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Posted on the Nov 10, 2014 by Carlin Ross
Gingers was one of my favorite films from the Berlin film festival.  The director shared how he came to the UK and saw his first red-haired man and was overwhelmed with desire.  His film...
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Posted on the Nov 07, 2014 by bila kolbe
She was quick to reprove me when I held the champagne glass incorrectly and when I attempted to start the toast by clinking glasses before proposing the ceremonial tribute. A good lesson in social...
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Posted on the Nov 07, 2014 by Carlin Ross
I so respect Keira Knightley for going topless in her latest magazine layout. She is comfortable with nudity with one stipulation. In her own words, "I'm fine doing the topless shot so long as you...
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Posted on the Nov 07, 2014 by Carlin Ross
We can love our naked bodies.
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Posted on the Nov 04, 2014 by Carlin Ross
I love the work of Sheila Pree Bright and how she contrasts reality and Barbie fantasy to show how we distort girl's body image especially girls of color. So bold...so unapologetic...Sheila is...
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Posted on the Oct 29, 2014 by Carlin Ross
Aleah Chapin is a young artist who paints the female nude - older female nudes.  Her exhibition "The Aunties Project" at the Flowers Gallery in London has everyone a buzz about body image, aging...
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Posted on the Sep 24, 2014 by Carlin Ross
I'm loving this photo series of Jiz Lee entitled unshaven.  It reminds me of a photoshoot Betty did back in the 70's in San Francisco naked on the beach.  The resemblance is uncanny.
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Posted on the Sep 15, 2014 by Carlin Ross
I love the pics on Caitlin Robert's instagram account. She took a workshop and has been running "Body Pride" events in Canada (she blogs for us from time to time too). So much beauty...diversity...
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Posted on the Aug 27, 2014 by Betty Dodson
Dear Dr. Betty, I'm a 39 yr old woman who is happily engaged to the most incredible lover anyone could imagine. He is sexy kind extremely in tune with my body and sexual needs. For the first time...
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Posted on the Aug 27, 2014 by bila kolbe
I have decided to push the envelope today…I am going to the gym in a pair of athletic shorts sans underwear. The outline of my frenulum will be evident to anyone who decides to look and take notice...
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