This is artist, photographer, and writer Petra Collins in the American Apparel "Vagina Tee" she created with The Ardorous; a ladies-only art collective.
Basically she's a visionary and a bad ass.
Her Instagram account was recently deleted after she posted this photo.
That's right, because her unshaven bikini line failed to meet society's standards of femininity, Instagram deleted her account.
She responded with this incredible article featured on Huffington Post and basically nails the way society hates on female bodies.
First, Collins says this about Top 40 music:
“I'm used to reading articles about whole towns harassing a rape victim until she's forced to leave. I don't want to be used to this. I don't want to be desensitized to what's happening around me all.the.time.”
“The deletion of my account felt like a physical act, like the public coming at me with a razor, sticking their finger down my throat, forcing me to cover up, forcing me to succumb to society's image of beauty.”
Now she really breaks it down:
AND THEN SHIT GETS REAL: “Do not let this discourage you, do not let anyone tell you what you should look like, tell you how to be, tell you that you do not own your body.”
Collins didn't get the Kelly Clarkson on her cha cha, but she did expose a compelling truth about the way society censors the female body.
Oh, and her "Vagina Tee"...yeah it's selling out. Take that, Instagram.
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