De Amerikaanse turnster Katelyn Ohashi liet eerder iedereen verbazen met een perfecte uitslag bij een grondoefening op de muziek van Michael Jackson. Ohashi werd in haar jonge jaren gepest wegens haar gewicht, maar nu slaat ze terug naar haar pesters door voor ESPN topless te poseren.
Bekijk ook: Katelyn Ohashi schittert tijdens vloeroefening.
“Het menselijk lichaam, onze eigen schoonheid, unieke vormen van kunst, mijn bereidheid om deze shoot te doen, die een overvloed aan betekenis heeft, was om de littekens op mijn lijf te tonen. Die waar ik zo onzeker over was. Maar na veel schaamte nu vertaald zijn in comfort, kracht, vertrouwen en kunst. Ik ben nu trots op mijn lichaam en blij met mijn imperfecties”, schrijft Katelyn Ohashi op Instagram.
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the human body. our own beautiful, unique forms of artwork. my willingness to do this shoot, that has a plethora of meanings, was to display the marks on my body, that i was once insecure about, which of course with good lighting become a little less noticeable and to showcase a story of once insecurity and shame turning into comfort, empowerment, confidence and art. but of course with art comes interpretation and unfortunately a misconceived judgement bc society tends to ruin beauty in a natural state. @rechellealyse once told me that as people we have the right to remain UNTOUCHED even if we are completely unclothed. @espn #espnbodyissue2019
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“a line of dots following a pattern but one stands out, it’s clearly an outlier that’s direction needs to reroute. alienated and put to the side in order to not be seen, studied through a screen, thinking that maybe if we can match a name to it, we’ll all suddenly become immune like any vaccine. experiencing anything that isn’t explained or doesn’t belong to the majority will make you alone, and anyone who wants to stay “normal” will hide in order to not be shown. the outlying dots were marked on my skin, to remind me that being different is no longer sin. these marks are the reminders of everyone fighting around. the ones that are no longer seen because they were cast down. the ones that aren’t lost just never wanted to be found. and the ones that just needed someone else to make a sound. multiple mediums where too many negative energies can surface. as if not commenting the hurtful message would somehow be doing a disservice. each time my skin sheds away making more room to grow. not to make room for anyone else but to let my own true colors show. proud of who i am and what my body reveals, no longer am i concerned about who it appeals. too thin, too fat, but it’s not anyone else’s job to decide all that. having a voice loud enough blocks everyone else out, but when there’s that lingering doubt every compliment received will go unnoticed like a drought. amour de soi is the only natural form of self love. once that’s reached, nothing will rise above. we weren’t meant to have it all, but make the best out of what we have every single day. i’m proud of my body and all its imperfections, that’s all i have to say.” ~ katelyn ohashi. @espn #espnbodyissue2019 photographer: @danascruggs 😍