I came across the Full Body Project
just now, and want to share with the hope that it might provide support/empowerment to some of us larger chicks, and also because I find it a superbly interesting topic in a world (especially where media is concerned) that elevates and eroticizes thinness at the cost of shaming fat bodies.
From the "About" page:
In my work I portray what larger women represent to me. I focus on their fullness and femininity, as a form of protest against discrimination set by media and by today’s society.
What larger women embody to me is simply a different form of beauty. I believe we own ‘freedom of taste’ and one shouldn’t be reluctant of expressing his inclination towards it. Limiting this freedom is living in a dictatorship of esthetics.
I believe there are several ways to what is perceived as beauty, it is not measurable and has not got a standard size.
I photograph my models nude and serene, to create a comfortable, proud and constructive representation of themselves in front of the viewer.