Announcing FGV nude calendar for 2017
Have you ever been presented with an opportunity that is both terrifying AND exciting?
I am THRILLED to announce I have started production on the FGV Nude Calendar 2017!
If you know me well you’ll be aware that I’ve always been more than a bit body conscious. Like many people, I have been confronted and demeaned by the mostly-unrealistic projections of what a good body should look like that are forced upon us.
These images have bombarded me from all directions, from mainstream media all the way to organisations like People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PeTA). My fat, gay and vegan body just isn’t deemed ‘good enough’ by a lot of people with power and big public voices.
So why the change in attitude to showing my body in public?
A photographer approached me a few months ago with the idea of releasing a calendar with nude images of me as a way of confronting body shaming. The idea behind the FGV Nude Calendar is to challenge these damaging stereotypes head-on while also showing a alternative-to-the-ideal body type in positive, natural settings.
I have promised the photographer that all of the locations will remain top secret as we want to make a big splash when the calendar is released later this year, but I was allowed to give you a sneak preview of the shoot we did recently in Mexico.
I’m not looking forward to the snowy location shoot in a few months, but I’m sure knowing the calendar is for such a good cause will help me get through it.
All profits from the FGV Nude Calendar 2017 will be put toward a campaign to persuade PeTA to stop using body shaming, sexism, objectification of women and other forms of negative treatment of humans in their own campaigns.