Stripped Bare is a personal, feminist exploration of coming into the self as a sexual being. Avoiding the customary objectifying gaze, it is concerned with self-acceptance and self-representation. Insecurities about the body and other messages of control are rejected such as the religious idea that a woman is tainted if she loses her virginity to a man that isn’t her husband. Some of the reasoning underlying the protectiveness regarding the female body may have validity. However, having been raised in a Born-Again Christian household and told what was appropriate to wear, presenting myself naked is liberating and honest. Stripped Bare has helped me to dispel feelings of shame and take back control of my own femininity with self-respect.
Georgia Ballard • Joe Beacock • Shaday Crowe • Bailey Hall • Katie Haughton • Emma Hewitt • Georgia Hooley • Mia Ives • David Ketley • Rosie Pincott • Thomas Quibell • Jake Rigby • Ellie Wilson • Brontë Yoxall •