There's nothing shameful about female genitalia. What's shameful is reducing a female's importance to her genitalia, which is what commonly happens on most nudes websites with the exception of BodyInMind and Domai.
When I look at nude pictures, I basically look for independent women who have the courage to be free. Women who aren't afraid to reveal who they are, which is represented by their nudity, to the world. Without paying any attention to any "flaws" that the world may point out. Those women have reached a stage of accepting who they are where they don't need to care about the negative thoughts of those around them. Certain social attitudes are the perfect glass-ceiling. Submitting to the whims of others is a form of modern social slavery after all. This is what modesty is about after all. By employing the force of social pressure modesty makes everyone look the same and masks the differences that make us unique. It's true that those who lead the most uneventful of lives are those who are least likely to attract any attention. However, what's life for if you don't strive to become who you want to be, to strengthen your self-respect while maintaining your integrity in the process?
I once attacked material possessions, the problem really isn't in those possessions, or even the "be unique by having this product" sort of advertisements. The issue lies in the inability of some individuals to find and fight for their individuality. The products then serve as a temporary hypnotics. I think that this is the reason why some people have such a rush after shopping for things that they neither need nor have a use for.
Those models have found their individuality, have embraced their bodies and their selves, and have decided to proudly stride forward towards a future that they will shape through their own decisions and mistakes. They have found their true beauty, and they're not willing to sacrifice it for the best modesty adjectives in the world.
There are many women out there who do the same without posing nude at beautiful locations, but the society has all sorts of labels to attack them, they may be called "geeks, tomboys, sluts, or anything else, the list is endless". Even on TV, the social successful people are those whose self-respect is derived from the adulation of others, which is another form of slavery. It's a nasty game of self-destruction.
That's why I like the thumbnail picture to the left that much. That pose is full of confidence and self-assurance, and Tiffany looks just like the rest of us, but she's different, can you guess why?
I am full of respect for her, and for all the models and women who have ever fought to discover their beauty, we should all be.
I recently watched an excerpt of a video by Jean Kilbourne that's called Killing Us Softly 3, she was basically discussing how advertising and the media has helped in influencing human beings' perception of beauty all over the world. She is right and I agree with what she is saying there, but I had a sudden realization, I distribute media Online and may even be influencing others' perception of beauty, am I contributing to this?, Have I become one of those whom I hate?
I certainly feature pictures of excessively thin young women, even more, I applaud their beauty without drawing the lines and explaining what I exactly mean. It may be strange that I have never noticed it.
Well, I don't think that I am. I rarely even consider that flat stomach or perfect skin whenever I post a gallery to Graceful Nude, what I see is the whole picture, a beautiful young woman who's enjoying being free and unafraid of sharing her whole beauty with us. The outer beauty is only skin deep, this is not the beauty that I mean. I mainly mean the virtue of getting rid of all that pressure and blessing the world with a smile. Take this gallery for example, it may not be the best gallery I have here on Graceful Nudes but Tiffany has convinced me to feature it with nothing but her smile. I doubt that any woman in her place won't look just as beautiful as she is.
Perfect skin doesn't exist. I only know a few website that do digitally modify the skin of their models to make it "perfect, smooth, and attractive". I won't name those websites, I just don't feature any galleries that have been blatantly modified. The skin is nothing but the outer shell of a radiant soul that's willing to share its kindness and virtue; it means nothing.
I hope that this clarifies everything a bit. I will let you enjoy those galleries now.