Body Love vs Body Shame

[caption id="attachment_1549" align="alignleft" width="225"] ©️2017 Bianca Bowers[/caption] Why is the city of angels so hellbent on destroying its female population? ~ Hank Moody, Californication (Pilot, Season 1). At its most basic, Hank's comment is a reference to how society has distorted the natural beauty of the female form. It's about body image and body shaming. It's a lament about the women who are carving themselves up and redesigning what they see as 'imperfections' because their perception of self has become…


I had a dream that women rose from the sea

[caption id="attachment_1537" align="alignnone" width="550"] Floating Giants, by Christian Schloe[/caption]   Art: Christian Schloe Poem: Bianca Bowers … … … I had a dream  That women rose from the sea like Winged Neptunes And the men on the beach cast their eyes to the watercolour sky  to behold the floating giants  --••-- And for the first time in centuries  Men saw women as something other than just shells; Buried beneath sand, Delicate enough to be crushed, Pretty little ornaments to place…