Liora K of The Feminist Photos (remember her?) did a mini shoot with Katy that is pictured above. AND I LOVE IT. After posting the majority of Feminist Photos, Liora got a lot of flack for not using fat women as well. As much as an advocate for fat ladies as I am, I graciously offered my body and away the comments went away. Well, not really. There is this whole trend right now of wrongly using the term "real women". Y'know: Real Women have Curves being the most popular offender. And then there are those who say "Real Women have Vaginas" but what about trans-ladies? That is why I enjoyed and recommend the article "Real Women Have Bodies" where the real vs. fake discussion happens and the fact that real women have curves, don't have curves, and everything in between is established. SELF LOVE BITCHES.
I have been reading Lesley's Two Whole Cakes, and found a few gems in there already. She talks about how flattering and unflattering are underhanded and coded phrases wherein someone can say "oh, that makes you look better than you normally do" or "dear god, you look 'worse' than normal but I don't want to hurt your feelings so I'll blame it on the garment for being the one that is 'unflattering'". Fuck flattering. Your body is your body, and doesn't need to play by clothing rules. Your body looks like your body and you're the only one that has it so you choose what to wear (or not wear;)). Your body is not reduced to a fruit shape, it is so much more than that. You are not an apple, pear, banana or butternut squash. You are real, unique, and innately beautiful. Fo realz. Play by your own rules. "Your body is not a tragedy" and most importantly, YOU are a real woman.
Flaunt it ladies.