"bare reality" book becomes performance

The widely celebrated book “Bare Reality: 100 Women, Their Breasts, Their Stories” by Laura Dodsworth will soon take the stage as a performance on Saturday, June 25, 2016.

From Laura about why she engaged the project from the start:

I decided to create Bare Reality because I have always been fascinated by the dichotomy between women’s personal lives and how they are depicted in the media; between how we feel about breasts privately and how they are presented for public consumption. Bare Reality is, for me, the inevitable result of being a woman, a feminist and a photographer.

About the women and their stories:

Women aged from 19 to 101 have taken part in Bare Reality, women with healthy breasts, cancer survivors, different ethnicities, women from all walks of life, all shapes and sizes, heterosexual, lesbian, bisexual, asexual and trans women. 

The women in this book bare all and they are made subject, not object. For the first time, 100 women share pictures of their breasts, along with stories about growing up, sexual experience, breastfeeding, health problems, insecurities, surgery, ageing and more. The reality of breasts is revealed with honesty and truth. More than that, breasts are a catalyst for an intimate exploration of what it means to be a woman.

 

Now this work comes to life through stage performance, bringing the stories of all these women closer to home.

For details and booking information, visit: http://mgso4festival.org/content/bare-reality

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