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This Continues

A little over a year ago, the nude model in me asked, What makes me beautiful? The journalist in me replied, Let’s find out. Thus was born All Dolled Up, a long-term, multi-media project documenting and examining the personal, social … Continue reading

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The Politics of Pubic Hair

As the documentation phase of this project ends (June 30 is the final day!), I have been typing up my handwritten daily journal entries. I wrote this one on July 20, 2010, and thought some of you might appreciate it. … Continue reading

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It’s Raining Men

As all of you know, my meditations focus much more on female nudity than on male nudity. However, two recent events have made me ponder the latter – the other side of the coin, as it were (if we’re thinking … Continue reading

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Are You Ready for Summer?

The birds are singing, the flowers are blooming and the temperatures are rising. Many of us want to wear pretty, strappy dresses and cute little shorts. We want to wear sexy bathing suits to the pool and tiny bikinis to … Continue reading

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Paid to Look Pretty

A week ago, I had my first public reading. The event was organised by Litup, and the evening’s theme centred around painful or funny work experiences. My essay, entitled Paid to Look Pretty, was about a photoshoot I did while … Continue reading

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Menage a Trois

I just finished The Beauty Myth which, like Maxwell House Coffee, is good to the last drop. One of the final chapters is entitled Violence, and talks about how the Beauty Myth plays out in the medical and cosmetic surgery … Continue reading

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The Personal and the Political

Throughout this project, I have focused primarily on feminine beauty as it plays out in our daily lives, and what it means on a personal level. However, I have always known that there are, of course, political and social dimensions … Continue reading

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