“My main thing is to create images that aren’t being seen.”

“There’s this one quote that has always stuck with me – ‘you can’t be what you can’t see. When you’re not being represented it’s like you’re not a real person.”

Photographer Petra Collins discusses body hair and menstrual blood as part of Style Like U‘s What’s Underneath project. The rest of the series can be viewed here.

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Another female power house is stripping down in the name of self-love, femininity, and body acceptance. Since 2009, StyleLikeU’s multimedia platform has been personifying body image movements through videos, books, and documentaries. Now, Petra …

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RYOT – ‎Jun 15, 2015‎
As women, we must constantly fight Western culture’s message that our bodies are inherently flawed and that we need to spend our lifetime buying products in order to make them “acceptable.” We are so galvanized by all of women who have come together …