Thursday, December 27, 2007

All colors, shapes, sizes: "body Drama"

This looks to be an awesome book, and from reading the article, all I can say is "It's about time!"
The interview with Nancy Amanda Redd at the end is great.
The brains behind this unusual book is a bubbly ex-beauty queen with the soul of a feminist and a girlie demeanor that masks focused determination.

"I wanted a body book with boobs and vaginas and cellulite and birthmarks and all the things that get erased away," said Nancy Amanda Redd, 26, who laughs freely and often while speaking at warp speed.

And this is another great point:
Filled with practical, big-sisterly advice pitched to the adolescent ear, it celebrates the lumps, bumps, sags and smells that make us human while also sharing tips on fake tanning, hair removal, PMS and other health and beauty issues.

It doesn't just tell, it shows -- through frank, unretouched photos of exuberant young women of all sizes, shapes and colors. Women who flaunt stretch marks, dimpled behinds, keloid scars from piercings, uneven breasts and rough elbows as if to say, "Yeah, this is how I am -- so what?"

You really should read the whole article, I'm in love with it, but go see for yourself.

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