We’ve known for a while that Leonard Nimoy was working on a big-girl photography project, but it’s been in the news lately because his book is coming out. This New York Times article, sent to me by a handful of delightful people while I was on a Big Fat Vacation, gives a nice overview.
The average American woman, according to articles I’ve read, weighs 25 percent more than the models who are showing the clothes they are being sold. So, most women will not be able to look like those models. But they’re being presented with clothes, cosmetics, surgery, diet pills, diet programs, therapy, with the idea that they can aspire to look like those people. It’s a big, big industry. Billions of dollars. And the cruelest part of it is that these women are being told, “You don’t look right.”
I love the story of how the project first started. I actually love a lot about the story; it’s worth reading, if you haven’t yet. It almost makes me want to take off my clothes and get my photo taken. Almost.
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