“A Beautiful Body”: the bodies of mothers in a book
At last, it’s here! American photographer Jade Beall’s project has finally culminated in the launch of her book “A beautiful body”.
It all started 2 years ago, when Jade posted a series of naked post-birth self-portraits online.
Her Facebook page was immediately “liked” and shared by thousands of people who, like her, are sick and tired of bodies that are always thin and airbrushed to be “perfect”. Hundreds of other mothers wrote to her, asking to be also photographed “as they were”.
The book, containing shots of these women as well as their respective stories, was launched yesterday, in time to celebrate Mother’s Day. To fund her initiative, Jade turned to Kickstarter, a crowdfunding platform (she collected almost 3 times the desired amount).
I invite you to look at these magnificent photographs and share this news with your friends.