The Curve is Thrown Down…

Last September I did something I’d always been curious about. I did a photo shoot. It was to be as kind of a birthday present for my man, Julian. It was fun and invigorating but I chickened out of doing anything risque…I don’t ever wear shorts and haven’t in 20 years because I just….ew…too much skin, too much  I don’t know. Don’t get me started about lingerie.  I just couldn’t.

Like many, I’ve been trained that larger women should cover up and wear loose fitting garments lest anyone see any flesh and be offended by a woman’s cellulite or roll acquired from childbirth.

Last summer I had the opportunity to see quite a few larger women parading around at a festivals looking gorgeous and totally not caring how short something was or how low cut. That was kind of the impetous for my new project Throwing the Curve that I’m working on– a non-fiction book on plus size modeling and a sneak peak into the companies and industry now supporting that effort.

Since that first photo shoot, I’ve done a few others with photographers I already know and trust. This is the first one that I’ve thrown more of a ‘look’ around.  What do you think? This shoot is for my birthday!

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There’s a fourth photo of me from this series… (there’s probably about 50 but I really liked these)  That one is now up at this Rockabilly Riot Pin-Up Contest which will take place at the end of June in Carson City/Tahoe area. Give it a like (my photo is towards the end) and help out a gal who is trying to rediscover where she was before social conditioning took over.

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About margaretelysiagarcia

Margaret Elysia Garcia primarily writes fiction, essays and poetry from a remote corner of the Sierra Nevada. She's currently working on a non-fiction book about plus-sized modeling. She's also searching for a publisher for her new collection of stories? Mary of the Chance Encounters. Her short story collection Sad Girls & Other Stories out now on Solstice Literary Press. She blogs here and at Throwing Chanclas and Girl Body Pride. Is a contributor to Hip Mama Magazine. She writes the zine The Adventures of Sad Girl with her daughter, Paloma. She’s a three-time director of the national Listen to Your Mother Show in Plumas County (www.listentoyourmothershow.com). She has an alternative women’s music show Milkshake & Honey on Plumas Community Radio (www.kqny919.org).
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One Response to The Curve is Thrown Down…

  1. rheabette says:

    So beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

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