Hooray for starting new collaborations with women I adore around the blogosphere! Which is all of you, duh.
"This One Thing I Really Love About My Body" is a no nonsense challenge for all of us to put our self admiration into words when it comes to something we never allow ourselves to talk about... body pride. Its a difficult task that counters everything we've learned, but I'm offering you a chance to thwart self hate and submit what you love about you. It could be a body part, it could be a physical attribute, it could be a strength... anything that comes to mind when you read the image above. I want your help on this, and I'm really excited to hear what you have to say! To start this off, I'll ramble for a second about... my rolls.
I wanted to initially post about how perfectly shaped my ass is, but I'll leave that for someone else, and talk about something I never thought I could... the fact that I love my flab.
I think it started with the Body Image(s) project when I found myself entranced by the aesthetic beauty in other women's stomachs. Almost every single one, large and small alike, had plenty of folds when curled up or sitting and I just thought they were fucking gorgeous. I started taking pictures of every model's belly as time progressed, and then I started to notice mine. Sitting on the couch, looking at every soft ripple my skin made. I started running my fingers over them. Grabbing handfuls of them. Admiring the shapes they made and the romantic curves they created They are so rolley polley and FUN.
The more I pay attention to them, the more I love them, and this has been a revolutionary experience for me.
So here's the deal. I want your contribution. Even if it feels outside your comfort zone, try it! For each submission I'll need one image (obviously I showed skin, but you don't have to) and a paragraph or two. That's it. Easy peasy! Lets celebrate the body we've got and allow ourselves to fall in love with how unique it is. I cannot wait to hear about how beautiful you are! The email you can use is firstname.lastname@example.org. I know I need a new email name but I'm so fast at typing this one!
P.S."Baker Babes" is still a thing, and I have some interviews coming, so if you're interested in contributing to that please feel free to email me about that as well.
P.P.S. I'm still working on the 25 Things. Be patient;)