on another note, this past week at school, we had a photographer come for a special lecture. now what would a photographer be doing at a medical school, you ask? well you see, his name is rick guidotti and he used to be a high fashion photographer. he has since then embarked on photographing beauty elsewhere, specifically in people who have genetic disorders. the way it happened is kind of long to explain, but basically, he saw a girl with albinism (people who have no color pigments) and thought she was gorgeous. he couldn’t get a picture of her so he looked up what she had and saw all of these depressing pictures of people who are affected with albinism. he wanted to photograph them in a more positive, humanistic light and so he partnered with a group to do this and has since then gone on to photograph so many other people with different disorders. his pictures really gave us lives to identify our future patients with and not just people who are sick. you really see the beauty in each and every one of them and i wanted to share it with all of you. these are his pictures above.
if you want to learn more, you can go to his website: http://www.positiveexposure.org/
or if you have the time, check out his ted talk on youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yIKM7_rgUXU
Another product of lunch-hour boredom. Besides, everyone could use a reminder.
I FEEL SO GOOD TODAY (hence crazy face)
I almost didn’t walk out of the house in this outfit. I have come a long way in terms of dressing the way I really want to, being unafraid to decorate my body in ways that may make it more visible and open to possible ridicule or judgement. You can see the outline of my belly, the rolls along my hips - in the past I would constrict my body with smoothers and shapers, but no more. Especially on hot summer days.
When I dress like this (which is not as often as I’d like to), in these bright colors that I never allowed myself to wear in the past, I feel powerful. It may seem trivial, but finally feeling comfortable while wearing clothing that enhances my body shape rather than hides it is a huge step for me, and the more I do it, the more I feel like I’m finally rounding a corner into fatshion freedom.
For years I used to try on red pencils skirts in dressing rooms, lusting after them, but never buying them because I was too afraid. Ten years later, I can finally wear one, and feel damn good in it.
For those interested: Bolero shrug is from Casual Plus, turquoise tank is from Target, red pencil skirt is from Eloquii, belt is thrifted - US size 16W