Full-beauty-ProjectNewsweek recently published a story about an array of stunning photos by Yossi Loloi called The Full Beauty Project: Big Women Bare All.  The Italian photographer began this project in 2006 to challenge accepted views around beauty, sexuality and femininity.  The pictures are certainly gorgeous and I’m inspired by how brave and empowered these women appear.  While I appreciate all forms of beauty, I question how far we should go to advocate for such extreme weight gain.  Any physician would gasp in horror at such bodies, not because of how they look, but because they fear for these women’s lives.  And yet, maybe if we celebrate such beauty, these women will indeed appreciate their own bodies more and find ways to stay as healthy as possible.

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