Caution Alert!: Long Post
First off…Introduction. #ProjectPluss is Photo Series by yours truly focused on celebrating thick/plus sized females. If you have ever read our About Us you would know that what we aim to do transcends just simple photography which, on its own, is never all that simple.
So we focused on women. Why? Because scientists say “Women have an inbuilt fear of being fat which is triggered when they see an overweight female stranger, but men have no such reflex”. A survey carried out by the Memorial University of Newfoundland revealed that “Young girls have indicated they are more afraid of becoming fat than they are of cancer, nuclear war or losing their parents.”
Would you look at that. Some women would rather die than gain weight. This shocking revelation piqued my curiosity as much as it should have, at some point in your life, piqued yours. With many negative subliminal and not-so-subliminal messages floating around in the media and passed on, women’s body image had already been hit negatively before she could legally drive in every country of the world. How I know this? Because studies have shown that 52% of women had begun dieting before the age of 14 most of which is not related to health concens.
The fact one is considered ‘Fat’ does not necessarily mean one is unhealthy, but being obsessed with staying thin is definitely unhealthy. Many people don’t realize that being Under-Weight is just as dangerous as being Over-Weight. Personally I think ‘FAT’ is such an Ugly Word
In 2007 Plus Size Model Nancy Hayssen posed nude in the controversial anti-anorexia billboard ad featured in Times Square, NYC. Nancy weighed 169 pounds and posed alongside anorexic model Isabelle Caro who weighed barely 59 pounds.
In January 2011, French model Isabelle Caro died aged just 28 years old after battling anorexia for almost 15 years. Now Plus size model and author Nancy Hayssen speaks out asking ‘Who is to blame?”. She believes the root of the problem is the three Hollywood lies we’ve been told that destroy the way women feel about themselves:
1. No matter how much you weigh, you’re still too fat
2. No matter how skinny you are, you’ll never be skinny enough
3. No matter what you look like, you’ll never be good enough
Nancy says, “I feel sexy and confident of my voluptuous body. I believe ‘Sexy is a State of Mind. The fashion industry and Hollywood have spread the myth that to be “Thin Is In. #Culled
Enough Education, Meet Agent ODPP1FSUK16. Code Name: Tiffany. This Beautiful Miss is A wonderful caricature of intimacy/ fun bags ;). She was Our First, (you know what they say ” You Never Forget your First”) the first to agree to join our cause. Even when the shoots where taking too long, the sun was too hot or when the distance was too far she did not let it weary her down. Her jovial spirit made the whole process very smooth. Watch out for her Second Feature/ Part Two.
They say “A true man knows that real beauty isn’t found in a size zero” so I leave you with the words of Africa’s Finest Music Producer – Don Jazzy.
My ideal woman must be God-fearing… The way she looks, talks and how she carries herself. With due respect to slim ladies, there is no way any lady shaped like a broom can attract my full attention. I’m sorry but that’s the truth. …. She must have all the basic curves in the right places. The rounder and bigger her chest and backside, the better
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We at OrionPixels™ STRONGLY believe that Beauty is not and should not be defined by the size of your clothes. The things some have always thought of as deficits, we think they are assets. This is meant not to Stigmatize but only to encourage one to be “proud” regardless of the size of her cloth.