Challenging the Church's views on what is acceptable attire - and behaviour - for its female members, Mormon Women Bare features Mormon women posing naked and reclaiming agency over their own bodies. Katrina explains her inspiration behind curating this website, saying, "Women around the world deal with objectification, body shame, and the burden of the male gaze. We must both attract and protect against male desire. We love that these women are rejecting the modesty expected of them and challenging the status quo, while still remaining a member of the Church. There are more images on her project website , but - just a warning - some are NSFW. What do you think of Mormon Women Bare?
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Images courtesy the artist. Vulvas emblazoned with cherry blossoms, roses, butterflies, and irises take their place as wonders of the natural world in Salt Lake City artist Jacqueline Secor 's expressive mixed-media paintings. Her statement is political, as far as womens' bodies are battlegrounds, and the series has earned both praise and controversy in her local community. Secor explains the context of The Diversity of Nature with a manifesto: "Women's bodies have been blamed for inciting sexual violence that is enacted against them. Breastfeeding has been deemed 'indecent.
By asking Mormon women to pose naked, it challenges the LDS Church's strict views on what is acceptable attire and behavior for the Church's female members. Anderson writes :. Women around the world deal with objectification, body shame, and the burden of the male gaze. Mormon women have an added layer of complexity and heavy expectations: while being warned against becoming "walking pornography," we also face immense pressure to be attractive and fit. We must both attract and protect against male desire.
By Olivia Fleming. With the goal of 'normalizing nudity,' a new photography project featuring naked Mormon women hopes to shed light on the religion's strict codes of modesty. With the aim of 'normalizing nudity,' a new photography project featuring naked Mormon women hopes to shed light on the religion's strict codes of modesty. Mrs Anderson, who hopes people will view the images 'with open minds and hearts,' says the idea of Mormon Women Bare began in after several news stories surrounding modesty in Mormon culture came to light. And one of the Church's magazines altered a Carl Bloch painting of angels by removing their wings and adding cap sleeves to their dresses.