Update: The Body Issue
As I wrote about a couple of days ago, ESPN Magazine is putting together a Body Issue to celebrate the power, skill, and elegance of the bodies of several athletes. I was holding off total judgment until I could see the images, and here they are! (Thanks to the boyfriend’s attention!)
For me, these images are very empowering, even though almost none of them look anything like me. I appreciate that there is a variety of bodies, men and women, people of different races, many different body types. Even more, though, I appreciate that, while these photos are obviously depicting attractive individuals, they’re not depicting bodies that are there only there to be viewed and objectified. These pictures show people of strength, whose bodies we are meant to appreciate, not just consume.
Take a look. What you do think?