December 2012: I carry it with me wherever I go
- Posted by Maryam Namazie
- On December 4, 2012
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- Mallorie Nasrallah, Nude Photo Revolutionary Calendar
December 2012 is here. The photo for this month’s Nude Photo Revolutionary Calendar is that of Syrian American photographer Mallorie Nasrallah.
Here’s what she says:
Every time the shame some people demand women feel about their bodies is brought to light I quite literally want to scream. I have been working as an erotic photographer for eight years, and I feel an intense camaraderie with the outgoing and amazing women I work with daily. I felt this was a wonderful opportunity to show support for one such courageous woman, and put myself on the other side of the lens.
When a tool of oppression can be turned in to an assertion of power, it is a beautiful thing. Nudity when celebrated harms no one, and when made shameful and barbaric harms everyone. This is a venue of celebration, and a statement of self ownership on the part of all involved, why not use something so amazing?
On the calendar she says:
As a physical item I suppose the calendar is just a pleasant daily reminder. As a representation of all involved and all who choose to purchase a calendar it is a loud bold statement, and when it proves itself successful, it will serve as a lovely victory cry. And hopefully encourage more people to see that civil rights movements never die.
By the way, here is her censored photo for Facebook since it doesn’t allow nudity…
To see extensive media coverage on the Nude Calendar, click here.
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