I think that the fetishisation of breasts in our culture has led to hostility towards public breastfeeding. They’re seen in some states as just sexual body parts, even though their primary biological function is breastfeeding. Here are three fascinating quotes in relation to breastfeeding:

“The sexualisation of breasts in movies and the media would put me off breastfeeding if I were to have a child. Breasts have powerful sexual connotationsand it would feel wrong’ to have a baby’s mouth suckling on them.”
“After years of feeling bad about my breasts I now adore them. I’m currently breastfeeding my daughter and I fell powerful and purposeful.”

“I find it extremely hypocritical considering you’ll be able to walk previous shelves of.it does not matter what the magazine it is, it could be the TV Times, and it’s still like this (stabs breasts outside). You are able to sit there reading The Sun. Most pictures with girls advertising something involve quite a lot of cleavage, which seems to be taken superbly. But when breasts are given any airplay for feeding the infant it seems to make people feel uncomfortable. I do not know whether it’s about power.”
Were there participants who were really dissatisfied with their breasts? What induced them to feel that way?
There was some participants who were dissatisfied with their breasts in different respects. Many girls think they’re too big, too little, too saggynot symmetrical enoughAnother objective for Bare Reality’ is explode the fantasy media bubble of perfect breasts. But girls may also experience discontent with their breasts in other respects, for instance they might find them uncomfortable or have health problems, cancer, some women found breastfeeding diffcult. Other women loved their breasts! There are numerous relationships with breasts included within the project.
A quotation from a participant in Naked Reality
An article came out in The Daily Beast about how girls are eventually making their voices heard and are sharing their stories, wit and feelings about their breasts / bodies. Can you think women eventually are regaining control over their bodies and representations of them?
I believe there are artworks, efforts and movements around the world which present a strong turning of the tide. As http://x-topless.com/pins/nudism-is-not-a-religion/ , I adore the Stealthy Freedom’ photos coming out of Iran.
What surprised you the most in achieving this project?
A lot of aspects of this job surprised me. I never could have anticipated how long it would take, for starters! I was surprised by the women’s stories. I can honestly say I learned a lot. Breasts are interesting in themselves, but in this project they were also catalysts for talking about very intimate facets of our lives as women and I interviewed this kind of diverse variety of girls. There were so many different types of http://modestperson.com/views/i-also-had-a-few-naked-experiences-while-i-was-growing-up.php had with their breasts. Believing just about sexuality, for example, I think guys are going to find this interesting and girls will find it reassuring. A few women found their breasts unbelievably erogenous, nearly able to come from their breasts. Some could take it or leave it. Some actively disliked their breasts being touched. You won’t have heard so many women being this frank about what their boobs mean to them.
I also could not have forecast how this artistic journey would affect me. To be honest I grew up believing my breasts fell short, that they did not measure up to the perfect media breasts I saw around me. I think that ageing, adulthood, and breastfeeding has improved my self-image. But undertaking this endeavor has seen the largest change. I feel very tender about the female experience now. And I enjoy myself more as a woman and I enjoy my breasts more. Therefore I like to think this job has the power to transfer and enlighten people and maybe transform their relationship with breasts, also.
You launched your Kickstarter and surpassed your targeted target in less than 35 hours! Which is amazing! Why does one think it so quickly triumphed, particularly when so many other kickstarter endeavors neglect?
I believe there exists an undeniable desire for honest photos and personal, strong storylines, and Bare Reality resonated with girls and men. The representation of women in the media is two dimensional. Does not this become boring after a while? Sure, sometimes fantasy is lovely, but we need and want a healthy dose of reality. I was told by representatives that although they adored this endeavor it wouldn’t be commercial enough, that it would just appeal to girls, that I am not renowned. I believe audiences are always under estimated. They don’t just desire safe’, commercial books, TV and movies.
I have seen similar picture endeavors focused on body image, where the originators do not appear to think twice about censoring certain parts in order to make it more “shareable” online and “accessible to everyone.” People have requested censored versions of your work to allow them to share them on Facebook / social media. Your answer was a clear “no.” Why?