It’s about the the Choice!

An excellent post we just had to share

Jellypop

So as you might have guessed from my previous posts or if you follow me on twitter, I am totally pro-body hair and here is why:

Its really cool, you can plait it, dye it and all sorts of fun stuff!

Its a two fingered salute to the Patriarchy (and you don’t even have to do anything!!)

It gets really softie and nice when you grow it out as well.

Its like wearing an extra pair of tights when its cold but it doesn’t make you too hot in summer because human hair is hollow.

Money spent on hair removal cream —> Money spent on CHOCOLATE (or other treats)

Its the way all the cool people know who the other cool people are.

Time spent scraping hair off my body —> Time spent blogging! (or reading or watching TV or knitting micro bunnies)

THERE ARE LITTERALLY SO MANY REASONS

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Video recruitment

We’re still working on our video – thanks to everyone who’s sent us stuff so far! (I’ve included a couple more examples at the bottom) We’re off out in Edinburgh today to the Art School and Edinburgh Uni library to try and recruit some more folk for the video, so please come and say hello if you see us! You can still email us photos at projectnaked@gmail.com as well – just take a picture of you holding up a sign with something you love about your body and send it in. And remember it can be anything at all – nothing is silly!

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Photo on 9-04-13 at 12.00 PM

little drops — Why Dove’s “Real Beauty Sketches” Video Makes Me Uncomfortable… and Kind of Makes Me Angry

So this Dove advert has been doing the rounds lately and it kind of niggled at us. This post from little drops articulates the issues we had with it better than we can ourselves, so give it a read!

“So this video started going around my facebook today, with about a dozen of my female friends sharing the link with comments like, and “Everyone needs to see this”, and “All girls should watch this,” and “This made me cry.” And I’m not trying to shame those girls! I definitely understand why they would do so. And I don’t want to be a killjoy. But as I clicked the link and started watching the video, I started to feel a slight sense of discomfort. I couldn’t put my finger on why that was, exactly, but it continued throughout the whole thing. After watching the video several more times, I have some thoughts…” 

via little drops — Why Dove's "Real Beauty Sketches" Video Makes Me Uncomfortable… and Kind of Makes Me Angry.(click to read the rest of the article.

Project Naked video

Hello all! We’re trying to put together a wee “inspirational” video (I kind of hate that word but I can’t think of a better one!) featuring pictures of women holding up signs saying what they love about their body. It can be anything you like as long as the message is positive in some way 🙂 Nothing is too silly or too serious, and the more the merrier – if you’d like to send us more than one picture, feel free! Here are a couple of examples to start us off:

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You can send us stuff to the usual address at projectnaked@gmail.com – if you want to send us a wee video clip instead/as well (something without spoken words, because we’re going to put it to music) that would also be great 🙂 We want to try and get it put together by the end of the month, so if you could send us stuff in the next couple of weeks so we can get down to editing it together then that would be awesome. If you’d prefer to stay anonymous then just hold something in front of your face – we want to hear from as many of you as possible! As always, we are hugely grateful for all your love and support for the project, keep sharing it and help us reach even more people.