Believed my body was not my own. Believed my body was tempting, evil. Believed my body was only a tool. Was too carnal for perfection, too ugly to be loved. Was simply a gift for a matrimonial man, A means to bear and raise children for the delight of God, Was only for serving, working, […]
Mormon Women Bare is about reclaiming. It is about women reclaiming our bodies from a culture that teaches us that we belong to men, to God, to the society that objectifies us. It is about reclaiming the female body as more than just an object of lust or resistance. Through images and personal stories, this project breaks taboos by unabashedly showing what is supposed to be covered- our female form- while also exposing the often not talked about price of a culture that places a woman’s ultimate value on her so-called “virtue”. The women shown here are not paid models. They are your daughters and mothers, sisters and friends. They are different ages, shapes, and sizes. What they have in common is a shared history with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, a tradition that seeks to both exalt the body as divine while treating its natural impulses as temptations to be overcome. These women show incredible bravery and vulnerability to share their stories through their words and their bodies. Together, we aim to show that bodies are beautiful and sacred, flawed and powerful, earthly and divine.
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