here is my flesh body. a woman's body. here is a woman's flesh body on the internet. here are my breasts invading the public space. here is my body in private in public in private. here is a transgression of boundaries. here i am asking for my body to be taken as a body which does not belong to the eyes of other bodies. here i am uncertain of boundaries. fucking boundaries. peeling boundaries from my body. here is my body refusing to remain separate from my representation of self. here is a slow warm night, blowfly trapped in the room, a refusal to wear clothes, some kind of wooly grey feeling, trance music playing from subwoofers in a car stuck at the lights outside our house. here is a moment. here is the ability to capture moments like this. here is the power and the danger of cameras, reproduction of images, flattening of people, networks and social media. here is my body existing outside sexual objectification. here is my body simultaneously entering a discourse which will automatically objectify my nakedness. here is inappropriate. here is a permanent mark on a global network. here is an image infinitely reproducible. here is an image that does not make a victim. here is a body at risk, but my presence marks privilege more than bravery. here is me belonging to me and sharing it with you. here is a body sitting in a way that is comfortable for bodies to sit. here is a lot of different things happening all at once. a body is not a thing with one surface. when we read women's bodies we are reading politics, privilege, power. we are reading our own narratives onto women's bodies as though they belong to us. i would like my body to speak for itself. for my body and voice to speak in opposition to the way I am read. here is an attempt. here is testing the algorithms social media sites use to detect the presence of female nipples. here is not a body dressed as though asking for anything. here is a body trying to make sense of social media, and to use it in a way that splits open narratives in public, to make spaces for something else . . . .
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