We are beautiful

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It’s a scene etched in many a movie goers mind – actress Mena Suvari rolling around in a room full of rose petals in Kevin Spacey’s “American Beauty” dream.

Photographer Carey Fruth has made her own interpretation of this scene with her “American Beauty” image series.  In it, women of all shapes and sizes  which shows women of all shapes and sizes lying on a bed of flowers. Fruth wants to retake that quintessential male fantasy and use it to empower women of all colors, ages and sizes to be happy about their bodies:

“By stepping into a fantasy dream girl world and by letting go of that fear, they free themselves up to direct that energy they once wasted on telling themselves that they weren’t good enough to elsewhere in their life,” Fruth said. (via artfido)

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3 thoughts on “We are beautiful

  1. Great post, i just gave thought to what would i look like on rose petals?

    i don’t even really want to go there, nonetheless my childlike mind as taken me..

  2. I love, love, love this!!! I can’t wait until we live in a world where people are valued for their uniqueness instead of for conforming to almost impossible standards of beauty that a very small percentage of people actually fit into. People (in real life) fall in love with all sorts of physical attributes. So-called “beautiful people,” can sometimes end up with someone who does not conform to society’s standards of beauty at all, yet there has to be love, physical attraction and respect there if they would bond themselves forever in marriage, so why do we keep expecting people to look like one type of beauty? I’m all for embracing all sizes, shapes, colors, ages, etc, of beauty. Great post. Thanks for sharing!!

  3. Thank you for sharing this, beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder. Everyone is unique and has inner beauty, don’t subscribe to the limits placed by the media. You are beautiful regardless of your body shape, skin colour, sex or sexual preference. Why can’t we be accepted for who we are?

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