Accepte ton corps !
Longtemps hantée par l’obsession de la #silhouette parfaite, la photographe Taryn Brumfitt a lancé une croisade pour aider les femmes à accepter, aimer et prendre soin de leur corps.
Pourquoi les femmes du monde entier, quel que soit leur âge ou leur forme physique, sont-elles aussi nombreuses à détester leur corps tel qu’il est ? La photographe australienne Taryn Brumfitt a longtemps été l’une d’elles : après ses trois grossesses, elle est allée jusqu’à envisager de recourir à la chirurgie esthétique… avant de faire volte-face, persuadée que le problème ne résidait pas dans son corps, mais dans la pression sociale et les normes irréalistes qu’on impose aux femmes. Devenue célèbre pour avoir posté sur les réseaux sociaux une photo où elle pose rayonnante, à rebours des préjugés, elle a fondé le Body Image Movement, visant à lutter contre le « #body_shaming » et aider les femmes à accepter, aimer et prendre soin de leur corps. Ce documentaire s’inscrit dans son projet : elle part à travers le monde à la rencontre de femmes qui évoquent le rapport conflictuel qu’elles entretiennent avec leur corps.
Déjà signalé par @reka, je vois maintenant, mais je remets ici, avec quelques informations de plus, tirée du documentaire...
’Attractive & Fat’ ad spoofs Abercrombie
Bodies of mothers: #Jade_Beall at TEDxPitic
Jade Beall is a photographer from Tucson, AZ who seeks to empower women through photography. She launched her project for a book containing nude photos of mothers and pregnant women without retouching of any kind called “Bodies of Mothers” and became and instant sensation worlwide. Jade wants to redefine human beauty by showing the world that beauty comes in all sizes, shapes, colors and with all kind of stretch marks and imperfections. No Photoshop allowed.
We want to help make the world a slightly nicer place - one swimmer at a time. Our intention is for everyone to come out of the ocean feeling more optimistic, happier and connected.
The Sydney Skinny has nothing to do with being SEEN nude.
In fact we go to great lengths to make sure you aren’t seen nude - sarongs being given to everyone as they come out of the water.
It is an all ticketed, no spectator event in a secluded national park where everyone is fully clothed off the beach and the only nudity is on the beach before you dive into the water. Apart from our ’Media waves’ 1 & 2, this event is entirely media free.
So why bother making the event nude? Because that is what makes The Sydney Skinny so magical.
nothing but beautiful
It is about personally challenging yourself to step ever-so-slightly outside your comfort zone - in a way that is emancipating. That strips life back to its bare essentials. That forces you to accept your real self. That momentarily frees you from the stifling shackles modern society so often puts on us. And importantly encourages you to break free from your own self-imposed limitations.
Swimming nude is about being honest, fully alive and human.
It helps you draw a line in the sand, let go of the past and come out of the water somehow cleansed and focused anew on the future and making the most of your life in a way that is meaningful to you. It also feels great.
As many of us will remember from our more carefree youth there are few things as joyous and uplifting as a naked swim in beautifully clean ocean waters. Done alone it is wonderful. Done as part of a like-minded community it is simply fantastic, memorable and often life changing. It just wouldn’t be the same with a cossie on.
Un autre documentaire à ne pas louper, Il corpo delle donne :
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Iraq’s bursting plastic surgery world dangerously unregulated
In Iraq, however, those who perform unlicensed cosmetic operations will find it difficult to give stem cell injections and laser treatments in the future. The Ministry of Health is shutting down unlicensed beauty salons and massage parlors in Baghdad, according to a report by Al-Hurrah News. The report said that more than 52 salons in Baghdad were closed on Nov. 17, when the Ministry of Health began the operation.
The unauthorized salons are a response to the growing demand from Iraqis of all social classes, not just the rich, for cosmetic surgery.
The editor of the All Beauty Guide website, which evaluates Baghdad’s beauty salons, told Al-Monitor, “Hundreds of beauty salons have spread in Baghdad and other provinces over the past couple of years.” The editor, who asked not to be named, also pointed out, “Iraq has become a cheap and convenient destination for plastic surgery, with many patients coming from neighboring countries.”
According to the Tajmeeli website, which provides information on cosmetic procedures, tummy tucks are very common in Iraq and carried out by qualified specialists starting at $750 per operation, a price affordable for middle-class families.
But Iraqis still prefer to travel abroad for plastic surgery if they can afford it, according to Dr. Qassim Hussein Salih, the head and founder of the Iraqi Psychological Association. “Iraqis are still steadily traveling abroad for cosmetic surgery despite the rising numbers of beauty salons and clinics in Baghdad and the provinces,” Salih told Al-Monitor, explaining that confidence in Iraqi beauty clinics is still low.
One of the main reasons for cosmetic surgery among women is the desire to increase prospects for a good marriage, he said. But he finds the line blurred between utilitarian and psychological motivations, explaining, “Some men and women have certain facial and physical features that make them feel less confident and push them to seek social acceptance and self-approval [through cosmetic surgery].” Salih also cited other psychological issues, such as the obsession with beauty that is boosted by celebrities and other role models as well as depression and dissatisfaction with other aspects of daily life.