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
This is about my some day daughter already stained with insecurity, asking me “Mom, will I be pretty”. And I’ll wipe that question from her mouth like cheap lipstick and say:
This is amazing.
Everybody everywhere should hear this message.
my dream is to create a brand of pads and tampons called “THERE WILL BE BLOOD” that’s non gender specific and is all black and red and the ads are just death metal and like everyone who menstruates just mudwrestling in blood and and punching republicans and everyone is all different races and sizes and ages some people have body hair and some people don’t and it just ends with the words “BECAUSE YOU’RE A BAD ASS MOTHERFUCKER”
this is what heterophobia would look like if it was real. if you believe that heterophobia is a real thing that exists, please watch this because you will see that it simply doesn’t exist, that it never has and never will.
tbh I think everyone should watch this anyway because it’s very clever and very powerful
I’m like crying and shaking
Everyone needs to watch this
omg i had to leave the room after watching this i cried for so long