A State of the Boob Union:
I created this meme for the women out there who felt ashamed of their bodies, who struggled to feel beautiful or sexy. I wanted to make a space for women to share images of their bodies that they had crafted with care and which imparted a part of themselves. Then we, their community, would answer back that Yes, you are beautiful.
Women have written me to say this is the first time they’ve ever shared their images and how exhilarated and terrified and amazing they felt in clicking “send”. They’ve told me how fun it was twisting and turning in the light trying to get that just-right-click. And they’ve told me how cathartic this project has been for them. This has made me swell with pride and happiness. It’s exactly the vein in which Boobday was created.
However, I need to tweak some things to maintain my vision.
I’ll state it plainly since I can:
I want Boobday to be about the art of our bodies, not the hardcore sex lives we lead. There are other weekly memes for that.
I want the focus to be on your bodies, not anything else.
And this is important (and new):
I’ve said in the past that so long as there were boobs in the pic, I’d post it, but I’m changing that. I will only post pics where the focus is the woman, not the act in progress. Even if that act is all about the tits. If you are unclear what this means for a particular week and theme, email me and we can discuss!
If you go back and look at old Boobday posts, I think you’ll know what I mean. And the reason I’m redirecting Boobday is because of my original mission statement: Boobday is a place for us to honor breasts of all shapes and sizes belonging to all types of folks. All of us who are the owners of breasts know their magical powers, but not everyone gets to hear it. I hope this will become a place of support and praise.
If you’re reading this and thinking I’m mad at you, don’t. I know I have sensitive, wonderful, thoughtful readers and friends who might worry! If you want to email me to ask, please do, but whatever you do, don’t disappear thinking I’m directing this at you.
I’m the curator of Boobday and lately I feel it’s gone off the rails; it’s my job to get it back on track, so that’s what I’m doing.
I’m also going to say that any themed pics I get will receive preferential treatment in regards to being posted. I’m not saying you must do the theme, but if you can, please do. And the themes will be easy, for instance, next week’s theme is CURVE.
So please make a sticky note of the following for future Boobday submissions. This is what I need:
an attached pic
a sentence about why you chose this particular photo
if you want to be anonymous or not
a hyperlink or URL to your Twitter handle (if you have one)
a hyperlink or URL to your blog post (if you have one and post, it must have my Boobday banner and a link back to me)
I will not look up URLs anymore and that goes for Twitter handles. If you want to be linked, then send me the actual link/URL. I hope I don’t sound nit-picky, but every Friday I’m bouncing around between blogs, Twitter, and my email grabbing all the info necessary to direct people to you and your blogs/Twitters. It takes forever and I basically dread it. I’m sorta over being in charge of all that. Until I self-host and am not doing all this by hand, this will be the rules starting next week.
One last thing: Thank you. Thank you to all of you for making Boobday happen and for sharing yourselves with me. You are beautiful and passionate and brave and I am unbelievably honored to provide a safe place for you to explore your sexuality and beauty.
Ever humbly yours,
My COVERED tits:
NOT my COVERED tits:
NOT my tits (no theme):