“All Woman Project” Celebrates Body Diversity by Uniting Women of All Shapes, Sizes, and Skin Colors
Body diversity is something rarely seen in fashion spreads and advertising, but the All Woman Project celebrates the beauty of variety by making it the centerpiece of all they do. The social endeavor showcases ladies in of different shapes, sizes, and skin colors, most notably in one striking panoramic photograph. In it, models stand with their backs facing the camera as they don vibrant, body-hugging attire that flaunts their glorious curves. Each woman looks confident in her own skin, demonstrating that there’s nothing to be ashamed of—we’re all human, after all—and it’s these physical differences that make us beautiful.
The All Woman Project was started by British model Charli Howard—who was dropped from her agency for being too “large” at a UK size 6-8—and body-positive model Clementine Desseaux. “Women are often segregated or stereotyped in fashion and the media; some are deemed the 'real' women of the industry,” Desseaux explained to Mashable, “whereas others are deemed high-fashion and editorial.” She continues, “Your body shape shouldn’t define your femininity or ability as a woman.”
Recognizing the need for body diversity, the All Woman Project was born. By pairing different-looking women in gorgeous fashion-forward photos, they’re providing representation to the “unconventional” and making a powerful statement—we’re more similar than we’re made to think. “We all have physical flaws and imperfections, and that does not make us more or less beautiful,” Desseaux declared. “Rather than retouching or shying away from them, we should embrace them. Our physical attributes do not define us as women; our strength and character does. All of this make us all women.”