Today’s focus is on an article I came across on GOOD. For those that aren’t familiar with this website – I would definitely suggest checking it out. Their motto is “Live Well. Do Good.” What can be bad about that?!
So I came across an article from them featuring the photographer Haley Morris-Cafiero. Haley had decided to set up cameras to capture herself in different situations. Her intention was to use these photos for self reflection. What she found when she looked at the pictures was (in my opinion) disgusting. People surrounding her in these pics were mocking her and making faces about her due to her size because she is a plus size individual. The individuals in the pictures were all different ages, shapes, sizes, and sexes. To say this entire thing infuriated me would be a understatement. Check out the video below to hear more of my opinion on this whole thing. Also, check out the article on GOOD and Haley Morris-Cafiero’s website. She’s released a new book with these photos and a series of accompanying essays entitled “The Watchers.” She has opted to take the high road to use her experience as a way to spark dialogue about the statement of being overweight. BRAVA, HALEY!
Remember ladies, THERE IS NOT ONLY ONE DEFINITION OF BEAUTY IN THIS WORLD!