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February 2, 2014

Selfies + Anonymous Comments = Power. {Photos}

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Warning: Graphic Language ahead!

This is what happens when a strong human uses her powers for good.

(Lindsay Bottos created a body of work that combines self-portraiture and the (too many) bullying anonymous comments that people have left on her blog—together, they make a body of work called Anonymous.)

My favorite quote from her conversation on Buzzfeed:

“The act of women taking selfies is inherently feminist, especially in a society that tries so hard to tell women that our bodies are projects to be worked on and a society that profits off of the insecurities that it perpetuates. Selfies are like a ‘fuck you’ to all of that, they declare that ‘hey I look awesome today and I want to share that with everyone’ and that’s pretty revolutionary.”

 

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For more, visit her Tumblr page.

Relephant reads:

In Defense of Selfies.

Subjectify Me: 5 Ways to Tell if an Image is Objectifying.

Feminism, Body Image and Yoga.

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