BEHIND THE PRE-REAL CATWALK (and it’s -115 diverse models strut ).. “Pick a side” they say “You have to fight for this OR for that!” They say “NOT for this AND for that “.. because “ one excludes another”... Pick a size to fight for, pick one gender to fight for, pick one cause to fight for, pick one age to fight for... pick a fight (they say) pick ONE fight!
BUT what if. What if I’m NOT at all fighting? What IF exclusion terrifies me for I feel every single note and tone of loneliness and aloneness? Of exclusion and abandonment? What if all I seek is Peace? Acceptance? Love ? “You are NOT body Positive” they say “Your message is too complex” they say
“You can’t celebrate all life” they say .. “Pick a side ! Pick ONE side” “Too overwhelming” they say “ we are just-getting used to accepting this shape of beauty and this one tone of beauty! Aren’t you satisfied? You should be happy we are publicly learning to accept these few types of people “ they say.
As if I’m not? As if I’m not happy for your celebration of beauty. I’m not against your specific standards! I’m only reminding you to not unsee the hundreds of other versions of beauty. Alive and anxious beauty, beauty of change and exploring , expressing genders and love , beauty of heights, beauty of unseeing, beauty of rolling instead of walking, beauty of breathing with help, beauty of pre arriving into life, beauty of aging, beauty of experiencing burns, inner or outer, beauty of surviving cancer, beauty living through lupus..or other health interactions .. BUT confidently, unashamed, REAL.. despite your uNseeing and unCELEBRATING it. Even the beauty of unaccepting my PEACE for REALLY expanding tiny little boxes of standards of “perfect” life. I’m not fighting .. I’m PEACING . I’m peacing. - khrystyana #therealcatwalk ( first photo @sophiemegandavis rest @lenhood.photography )