My best friend, Denise Jolly stood on a subway train and disrobed, revealing all 311 lbs of her formerly hidden body in a black bra and panties. This was the culmination of a 30 day journey, in which she took photos of herself in various states of partial nudity at home and in her community. She called it the Be Beautiful project. Her nakedness in the photos was no more than … [Read more...]
[Image description: The photo on the left is a black-and-white photo of the author, Sonya Renee Taylor, an African-American cis woman. She stands naked near a window with white blinds and curtains. She has a large body and dark skin, and she is cupping her large breasts as she stares out of the window. The photo on the right is an iconic black-and-white photo of slain civil … [Read more...]
Yesterday we awoke to the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S.history. The shooter targeted a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida and ended the lives of 50 people. The Body is Not An Apology does the work of fostering radical self-love because we believe that through making peace with our bodies we create the capacity to make true peace with the bodies of others. This … [Read more...]
The internet is yet again abuzz with a viral video meant to bring tears of humanity to all of our eyes. The show is called ‘What Would You Do?” It is a bit of a moralizing Candid Camera. The producers stage various social/ moral situations i.e someone drugs a girl’s drink, do you tell on them? A store clerk is being discriminatory to a shopper, do you speak up? The … [Read more...]
The Body Is Not an Apology
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