Hello everyone, time to check-in again.
Have you noticed it? The light is returning. Soon we will be reaching the summer solstice (or estival solstice), also known as midsummer which occurs when one of the Earth's poles has its maximum tilt toward the Sun.
Perhaps not soon, but we will be there, in a couple of months time.
What are you shining your light on?
You are (I am guessing) aware of where my beam is aiming. As I always say, I would be pretty happy just wandering the woods, creating beautiful photographs in the twilight, perhaps in a studio full of musicians/politicians/creatives, but there is something that is forever pulling at me.
What happened with the authentic body?
Who is represented and who is completely “gone”.
If this is our visual diet, are we not lacking both vitamins and minerals? Is there a supplement we can take?
When nature, life, and nutrition are completely sucked out of us. What will then be left? Pixels and empty spaces?
It's not really about the female nipple.
It's about authentic bodies, all our bodies. Old bodies, fat bodies, wrinkly bodies, tired bodies, bleeding bodies and stretched bodies. Bodies who are there for the reason we were given one; to live in.
Bodies free from commercial hysteria or male gaze.. just natural, stinking and hairy bodies.
My When The Blackbird Sings account on Instagram is completely penalised and has a shadownban, this means that ## are not working and it does not even appear in the search engine.
I am lucky BBC had the time for me and popped around here last week for a chat. Update soon…
And until next time… Please pay attention to where light shine, who is represented and what is not?
At the end of the day, it is only you who can make this place a better space, for all of us.
For the International Women’s Day at The Arienas Collective here in Edinburgh I spoke to That’s Scotland TV about some of these issues (video below)
Jannica Honey xx