“It’s true: bodies are goofy, and never do exactly what you’d like. But the idea that you have to be embarrassed about your own bodily functions? That idea exists solely to make you less confident, so that no one has to encounter you at your full, natural level of awesomeness. Also, it exists because for some reason people think certain facts about the human body are unspeakable. Even though you are going to find out most of those things sooner or later. Preferably sooner!”
Daena Title. Dirty Fighter, 2010.
Part of the “DROWN the DOLLS” series, these reflected distortions on the under-surface of the pool mirror the distorted cultural messages that bombard girls and women, here epitomized by the Barbie doll. Pre-pubescent girls pictured “drowning” the dolls present an alternative image of empowerment.
Some women have noticeable curves. Some women have less noticeable curves. All of them are real women. Some men hew quite closely to traditional male stereotypes. Some men’s gender expression is wildly different from traditional male stereotypes. All of them are real men. … I am a real person. And so are you.