The Whitney Museum chooses silence in an effort to displace, downplay, and negate valid public outrage regarding their policies, ethics and leadership. By Jamara Wakefield May 17th marked the start of the 79th Whitney Biennial. The Biennial is a contemporary art exhibition, featuring typically young and lesser-known artists, at the Whitney Museum of American Art […]
This Instagrammer is Challenging Beauty, One Brushstroke At a Time
When I first came across Kathryn Mallow’s Body Positive artwork and Instagram series, I immediately thought: “Bring on the fat babes!” My second thought was: “I want in on this greatness!” Graciously, Kathryn obliged and made me into a masterpiece to join the ranks of such Body Positive inspirations as @khalessidelrey and @mariedenee.
This work was resonant for more than one reason, but the intersectional unifying thread was that every humyn highlighted is truly a Body Positive role model or activist in some form or another – whether a plus size model or perhaps a fashion blogger , Mallow has created artistic representations of bodies typically shied away from, and has celebrated them by simply normalizing them. No grandiose additives, just a pure reflective visible representation of the beauty the artists beholds in all bodies.
I am certainly honored to be included in this list, and encourage all of our readers to support art, artists, and self-love by commissioning your very own portrait, as Kathryn is currently taking very reasonably prices orders – you won’t be sorry you seized the opportunity!
For now, check out some of my favorite of her artistic depictions:
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Dear woman who tried to shame my body today, There are a few things I’d like to say to you — a few things that I think you need to know; and I will lace my words with an excessive amount of photos of my glorious bod in a hot pink, see-through dress and bright red bikini, because I think it would do you good to see more of the body you decided to pick apart on social media today. (Link in bio) #flightofthefatgirl #effyourbeautystandards #sorrynotsorry #dontpolicemybody #fatkini
Have you always dreamed of being turned into art? Now you can with @murderofgoths beautiful series, which is available for viewing in its entirety directly on her Instagram page.