For this international women’s day, I’ve been tipped off to a fantastic campaign with one purpose: to take back the breast for women everywhere. It’s called The Boob Book Project, and it’s time to #TruthorBare.
Women’s breasts; they are contradictions in their most curvaceous form. They are the cause of desire and jealousy, pride and discomfort. They can be too much or not enough. And while they exist on women’s bodies, men always seem to want to lay claim to them in one form or another. Mine came in early, before I knew what they were even about, and what they would mean for the rest of my life. While I’ve always been proud of my curvy figure, the attention it drew to me was not always welcome. I have spent many a meeting with men staring at my chest when they should be looking into my eyes. I’ve had comments from women, both positive and negative and almost always uninvited. All that and more is why I am so very into this campaign.
Author Yvonne Stanley is the brains behind The Boob Book Project and its brilliant #TruthorBare campaign. “A world full of empowered self-loving women that can look fear in the face is considered a global threat” said Yvonne. It’s time for women to take back their power and their bodies. The idea behind the Boob Book is to have women from all over submit a bare-breasted selfie or a personal story. These photos will be added to the diverse catalog of breasts and stories that will contribute to how the world views and respects breasts. The TRUTH stories and BARE selfies will be featured in The Boob Book and interactive art exhibitions around the world.
The hope is that these images will educate and transform the world’s view to inspire healing and self-love. #TruthorBare promotes the harmony between a woman’s mind and body while reclaiming the narrative often told by men and media. These selfies create much-needed space for acceptance and conversations often swept under the rug while challenging the current standards that define beauty.
If you would like to submit your own boob selfie and even be included in the book, follow this link and earn my admiration for your bravery. Breasts are beautiful, and they are ours and no others.