Part of a larger expose on women's roles in shaping society this series, that was produced over one week, explores the complexities modern women face when they look at their own bodies. Body shaming is a large part of American culture, particularly with regard to females. Women are shamed for being fat, skinny, tall, short, flat, busty, freckled, plain, and sexy. This very public and mainstream judging causes a domino effect on the female psyche, on personal acceptance, and on male expectations. Through observing and illustrating myself nude, I was forced to externalize my self criticism, my perceived inadequacies, and my delusional body expectations. Through sharing my personal journey I hope to inspire other women to embrace their own bodies for the fabulous vessels they are.
Halloween is Coming
Halloween is coming is a love poem to the excitement and nostalgia the entire month of October elicits in children and adults alike as we eagerly await the arrival of the 31st. Ghost skins on the morning lawn, hay rides through the pumpkin batch, headless horsemen and scary movies, too much popcorn and candy, bobbing for apples at the autumn fair, the endless search for the perfect costume, homecoming games and dances, chilly nights and backyard bonfires. There's something magical about the autumn season. A crispness to the air and a familiarity to the pattern of the changing seasons gives hope and fidelity to our spirits.