Thank you all for the opportunity to photograph your perfect, lovely selves and to include you in this body positivity project. I hope you all enjoy the photos!
We had a blast at the Ohlone College Gender/Sex Fair with a photo booth addressing Body Positivity. Each participant in the project would write something they may not like about themselves on the chalkboard for a black and white portrait. Then I made them flip over the board to reveal one of 2 messages - "I LOVE MY BODY" or "I AM PERFECT" - at which point we would ask if we could toss a handful of glitter or blow bubbles and take another full color portrait. :) I combined the 2 portraits into one to show that body positivity starts with respecting and accepting your entire body and mind, even the things you may want to change about yourself... and that you're not alone - everyone has something they want to change.