I was poking around a few nights ago and came across some great links, I thought applied to the subject here. I will add them to the sidebar, too, but wanted to make an “announcement” formally.
The sculptures at The Real Women Project are amazing. Amazing.
Check out this example of airbrushing. Funny, but after seeing the original, not only do I wonder WHY they airbrushed, but I think the result is a plasticky, Barbie-like figure.
And, finally, this one was actually mentioned to me quite some time ago, but got lost in the shuffle and I forgot to post it. A Fitting Experience is, according to her site, “a community project entitled, A Fitting Experience, I invited a group of women to contemplate the following questions while shopping for new clothes:
1. How do you feel about your body?
2. What did you think to yourself about your body as you tried on this garment?
3. Describe your body size and shape.
I then asked the women to record their responses on the paper tags of their newly purchased garments.”