Photographer Jade Beall is on a nationwide mission to celebrate the motherâ€™s body, un-Photoshopped and unretouched. The impetus for the book project, The Bodies of Mothers, started with her own feelings of inferiority of her body after she had her first child. According to Beall:
As I first sat down to think about the beauty of the motherâ€™s bodyâ€”stretch marks, cellulite, and saggy-ness includedâ€”I was immediately struck by how hard we try to hide what we deem as ‘unattractive.’ In this project, women are more then shedding a little clothing; they are tearing away the self-imposed layers, exposing their insecurities and laying vulnerable for all to see. This is what beauty looks like, more than supple skin or tight absâ€”beauty is the ability to see oneself and the power of creating new life. It is accepting it all, without labeling it good or bad, with hands wide openâ€”no matter how they may shake in the beginning.
The People’s Climate March
Green Writers Press authors and editors were down in NYC in full force with the rest of the world watching as 1% of Vermonters and almost half a million people marched for Climate Justice! We are proud beyond words to have been asked to carry the Vermont flag. Here are some photos from The Marchâ€”one of Dede Cummings and Vermont-Irish poet from our book, So Little Time, Greg Delanty! Please share and keep the momentum going….March On!