“All Woman Project” Celebrates Body Diversity by Uniting Women of All Shapes, Sizes, and Skin Colors

Body diversity is something rarely seen in fashion spreads and advertising, but the All Woman Project celebrates the beauty of variety by making it the centerpiece of all they do. The social endeavor showcases ladies in of different shapes, sizes, and skin colors, most notably in one striking panoramic photograph. In it, models stand with their backs facing the camera as they don vibrant, body-hugging attire that flaunts their glorious curves. Each woman looks confident in her own skin, demonstrating that there’s nothing to be ashamed of—we’re all human, after all—and it’s these physical differences that make us beautiful.

The All Woman Project was started by British model Charli Howard—who was dropped from her agency for being too “large” at a UK size 6-8—and body-positive model Clementine Desseaux. “Women are often segregated or stereotyped in fashion and the media; some are deemed the ‘real' women of the industry,” Desseaux explained to Mashable, “whereas others are deemed high-fashion and editorial.” She continues, “Your body shape shouldn’t define your femininity or ability as a woman.”

Recognizing the need for body diversity, the All Woman Project was born. By pairing different-looking women in gorgeous fashion-forward photos, they’re providing representation to the “unconventional” and making a powerful statement—we’re more similar than we’re made to think. “We all have physical flaws and imperfections, and that does not make us more or less beautiful,” Desseaux declared. “Rather than retouching or shying away from them, we should embrace them. Our physical attributes do not define us as women; our strength and character does. All of this make us all women.”

All Women Project: Website | Instagram
via [Mashable]

Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met, Manager of My Modern Met Store, and co-host of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.
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