Mujeres de todo el mundo se quitan la ropa para derribar falsos estereotipos de belleza ¡Mira!
La fotógrafa australiana Amy D Herman creó un álbum llamado “Debajo somos mujeres”, que muestra la realidad del cuerpo femenino.
Hoy en día existen muchos estereotipos de belleza en la sociedad. Los anuncios de publicidad muestran lo que es “el cuerpo perfecto” de una mujer, extremadamente delgada y que más encima arreglan con Photoshop.
Sin duda una imagen que está muy alejada de la realidad que viven muchas mujeres. Por lo mismo, la fotógrafa australiana Amy D Herman creó un álbum llamado “Debajo somos mujeres”, en el cual retrato a 100 féminas con cuerpos diferentes, mostrándolo tal cual es.
¡Mira las bellas imágenes!
“After I had my surgery I was never really self conscious of the scar, it was just a reminder of what I had been through… I don’t want it to fade… I always want this reminder of how amazing my body and mind really are.” — Underneath I AM ADAPTABLE — What an incredible woman. We photographed this very special lady over the weekend in Melbourne. Proof that the shyest of introverts can throw themselves into the most confronting of experiences and come out the other end feeling totally empowered and accomplished. I love the way in which Sarah has completely embraced her newly formed exterior embellishment that runs almost the entire length of her abdomen. Her attitude toward what the body is capable of rather than the aesthetic byproduct of major surgery is perfect! On a personal level, this woman is a complete superhero in my eyes. Not only was she incredibly nervous, she also had her three young children with her on the day of the shoot, and STILL managed to keep her cool the entire time and long enough to end up with this final shot that perfectly encompasses her chosen word — ADAPTABLE. What a perfect role-model she is for her children. They must be three of the most blessed children to have a mother like you Sarah. #rolemodel #mothers #bodiesareamazing #underneathiam #underneathwearewomen #adaptable #coolcalmandcollected #bodypositive #bodylove #whatcanyourbodyaccomplish
HAPPY #internationalwomensday ✨ I hope you all had an absolutely beautiful day. Lets keep lifting one another up, keep supporting our fellow lady friends and showing each other some much deserved love. Because we are a powerful, sensitive, intelligent, emotional, defiant, kind and a whole heap of other great things, bunch of people!!! We are WOMEN! 👊 #underneathiam #awesome #powerful #womenunite #womensupportingwomen #lifteachotherup
“Ask yourself, how much time per day you spend focusing on self-doubt or negative thoughts? Now imagine what could be achieved if all those negative thoughts became positive. Imagine all the things we could achieve if we focused that same time and energy into things we loved rather than on hating our bodies and minds. Imagine how much fun we could have, no matter the present state of our bodies.” This is Sam. She was one of the very first women I photographed. Her confidence and energy is contagious. She’s body proud. She’s loud. She’s confident. She has also recently lost a substantial amount of weight. But I’m not here to focus on just that. I want to talk about something that Sam has so perfectly demonstrated… She has remained confident, proud and positive toward the appearance of her body through her entire journey. Before during and present, she has continued to admire what her body was capable of. She never missed an event, chose not to wear ‘that perfect dress’, apply for the new job, talk to that sexy guy… She didn’t stop living simply because her body wasn’t quite what she wanted. She had goals, but she also had a life and she lived it!! She lived it and still does no matter what her body looks like! THIS is what this project is about! Loving yourself at EVERY stage in your journey. “It’s time to stop perceiving a woman’s confidence as arrogance and disguising self-depreciation as some type of modesty. This is about embracing our own journey and respecting another’s journey too. It’s about acknowledging where we are in our present journey and still choosing to love ourselves regardless. How long will you wait until you start living your life? How many goals will you set yourself before you choose to embrace your present self? This project has been created to show people that we can start loving ourselves now. We don’t need to wait anymore.” And Sam, she’s the living proof! #bodypositive #loveyourselffirst #trustyourjourney #bodyproud #womenunite #women #underneathwearewomen #strong #determined
The Art of Letting Go “Fear stops us from living a full life. It prevents us from reaching our full potential because we miss opportunities in order to remain safe. We worry that whatever we have suffered will repeat itself and so we avoid taking chances. Risk is necessary if we hope to push our own boundaries and discover what life has to offer beyond the mundane. Wisdom comes from experience and taking into consideration our past helps us to make calculated risks. The art of letting go turns fear into intention. It gets us out of our own head. Often, our fears and worries are just in our mind and letting these go by facing our anxiety head on makes us feel accomplished and courageous. It leads us to greater achievements.” This is what this project does. It takes women out of their comfort zone. It pushes boundaries. It allows us to truly let go and experience something new, giving us a new perspective on our bodies, lives and what we’re capable of. I just love watching these women come into the studio and be completely engulfed by the moment and truly let go!! It’s an incredible thing to witness. #timeforchange #lettinggo #liveinthemoment #womentogethermakechange #womenunite #toomuchfun #dance #ihaveembraced #bodypositive #bodiposi #effyourbeautystandards #adelady
••UNAPOLOGETIC•• “I’ve had a storm in my mind over the last few days. Conflicting emotions; some good, some not. I thought hard about whether I wanted to actually post this full image from the @underneath_we_are_women campaign. I’m smiling in this photo – I think it’s a wonderful portrayal of my personality and general attitude. I was smiling, but I was also terrified as this was being shot. As much confidence as I may exude and portray to the world in my everyday life, the reality is I’ve harboured quite strong feelings of resentment toward my own body for a lot of my life. Feelings, I think, which are a reflection of society’s deeply internalised attitude towards the disabled body; that it is unattractive, undesirable, shameful, broken and that it should be changed, fixed or covered up. When I note that it’s not in fact my stomach or my arms or my hips that I find it difficult to look at, or that I’m wearing almost nothing, some people may be surprised. It’s my legs and feet. They’re swollen as a result of lipoedema and look different because of my disability. I’ve been very good at hiding them from the world for years. Facing the pressures placed upon women to conform to idealised standards of beauty has been somewhat easier for me than it has been for me to live in this world as a woman with a physical disability. This is why I have decided to post this picture. It needs to be seen. I wish, as a little girl, I had seen something like this. A disabled role model telling me that I was allowed to love myself, that I didn’t have to hide, be ashamed of or apologise for my body. That I existed. I had to figure this out (for the most part) on my own, and at times it was incredibly lonely, traumatising and isolating. This shoot was incredibly liberating and has taken me a step further toward my self acceptance and ability to live unapologetically in this body and in this life. 💕🌿✨🐬 Thankyou @underneath_we_are_women for pushing me to do this. You can learn more about and support her campaign here: kck.st/2b7VnTr #regram @rvbyallegra
Underneath I am “Fierce” I have been debating with myself since the shoot if I would show or post my photo on my page for people to see. Yes, I know it is going public anyway and will end up in a book, but to post it here and to show the people who know me is a real challenge to my comfort zones. I have also had some recent challenges mentally that I am still fighting my way through; they made the decision to participate much harder but also more important to me. I was inspired by the words of fellow participant, Ruby, and her posting of her photo, so I decided to ‘Just Do It’. 2016 was a year to challenge my comfort zones and participating in UWAW by Amy Herrmann was/ is a huge deal for me and pushed my comfort zones a number of times. I considered backing out so many times even on the day of the shoot, but I was constantly reminded by a friend this was not just for me, but I would also be helping others. So even though I was unsure and recently going through a rough time mentally, I pushed through my comfort zones and my doubts and it was totally worth it. This image of me makes me feel nervous. I can portray a confident and extroverted person to those around me, but in reality that is not who I am and certainly not when it comes to my body image. There are many things about myself I do not allow people to see. Like many women I don’t have a positive body image of myself. As a person with a disability I wanted to challenge society’s perception of the disabled body image and the idea it is something to be covered up, hidden, seen as unattractive and to be fixed. These are the reasons why I love this project so much. Challenging ideas. Amy is challenging, no, correcting us as a society, showing us that no matter what we look like no matter our size, shape, challenges, differences, beliefs we are all the same. Underneath we are all women. I look at this image of me and I cannot help but see all the things I don’t like, the things I am uncomfortable with. But I now also see a ‘Fierce’, brave person; I see strength and growth happening. Please support this Awesome project go to the Kickstarter and donate even the smallest amount. (LINK IN BIO)
Calling all WOC. I need you! For this project to be successful, we need to show as much diversity in both bodies, stories AND skin colour! This project is still lacking a diversity in woc. So if you have an interesting story and would be willing to be photographed for the series, PLEASE apply via the website at www.underneathiam.com We are shooting in Adelaide,South Aus at the end of THIS month. So please, if you’re in that part of the world, please please get your registration in ASAP! Tell me as much about yourself as possible. Not just physically, But your story too! Looking forward to hearing from you. And by all means, feel free to tag any friends you think might be interested too! X.
Mother & daughter… What an incredible experience this was to photograph these two incredibly amazing women. You’ll be able to read their full story in the #UnderneathWeAreWomen book! Please help us get this book printed and out into the world. Just follow the link in the bio and make your pledge OR you can even PRE-ORDER YOUR BOOK! Just hit the link and donate what you can. Just 19 days left to make your order for the UWAW book. #bodypositive #survivor #cancer #cancersurvivor #loveyourself #learntheirstory #journey #everyoneisontheirownjourney
The celebration of DIVERSITY is key to overcoming your negative judgement of others! For the very simple fact that we are all born into and become different shapes, sizes, colours… Just as we are all diverse in personality, we are equally as diverse in our appearance. And just as you may not love every single persons personality, you may not love every single persons appearance. And that’s fine. Because we all see different qualities in everyone. However, what it DOES mean is that everyone is entitled to love themselves without having to apologies to others for doing so, simply because another doesn’t see the same awesome qualities as you do! ———————————- Just on a side note. For this project to be successful I really need an extremely diverse range in not only bodies, but in various ethnicities too. If you think you or you know of someone who may be able to help out with representing a more varied range of ethnic backgrounds please feel free to TAG them here 🙂 Thanks ladies. Hope you all had a wonderful day! #underneathiam #diverse #diversity #women #womenunite #loveyourjourney #underneathiam #loveyourself #bodypositive #effyourbeautystandards