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March 30, 2012

The Softer Side of She. {NSFW}

“One is not born, but rather becomes, a woman.”

~ Simone de Beauvoir 

She is always becoming. Despite an apparent freedom, she secretly spends endless hours wishing for a miracle, praying for true love, yearning for an adventure with some romantic ending she only reads about in books.

  She still believes in slumber parties, hot pink toe nail polish, and holding hands.

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She will always long for porch friendship, for the sticky, hot sensation of familiar female legs thrown over hers in companionship. She pines for the girliness of it all, the unplanned, improvisational laziness. She wants to soak the words ‘time management’ out of her lexicon. She wants to hand over, to yield, to let herself float down the unchartered beautiful fertile musky swamp of life, where creativity and eroticism and deep intelligence dwell.  “

~ Rebecca Wells, Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood

An adaption from the working project of Michelle Dawson and James Ferrara ~ Naked Henna : Unveiled. This is a modern depiction of  the ancient folklore and history of Henna. Utilizing the vastness of the naked body, Michelle allows the  henna to tell its ancient tale. Referred to as the art of Mehendi, Henna was always used in rituals and ceremonies as a way to bring women together in the name of beauty and transformation while being supported by the deities who supposedly dwelled in the patterning design;

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Editor: Kate Bartolotta

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