Julia Kozerski is brave enough to reveal the reality that every woman faces – body image and weight. I revolt in silence whenever an acquaintance, who I haven’t seen for a while, greeted me and mentioned that I had gained weight since the last time we met. I’m not oversensitive. I just find it rude picking on someone else image.
“It didn’t start as a ‘project’ per se,” she told The Huffington Post. Instead, Kozerski was trying to capture for herself the physical and mental struggles tied with body image and weight loss. Her nude self-portraits include close-up shots of Kozerski’s post-weight loss skin and stretch marks, as well of a portrait of the artist in her wedding dress, now several sizes too big.
To sum it up:
“We are all ‘flawed’ in some way,” she said. “But if you know that you are not alone and that there is no ‘normal’ — no ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ — you can live openly and freely.”
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