Sexaulity in the Media Wednesday!

This is the last of the SiM Wednesdays for a little while.  But it’s a really, really good one.

This image comes from one of my online students.  She was looking at what the media portrays as beautiful.  She was annoyed by what she found – that most of the images of beauty look very monotonous.  There is little physical difference in terms of body shape or size, and frankly the people just don’t look very “real.”  To counter act that trend, she created this image:


All of the little pictures in here are pictures of herself and her family – all untouched by photoshop, all very real, and all very beautiful.  The symbolism of these every day pictures being the pixels – the foundation – of the traditional image of beauty that the Mona Lisa represents is just beautiful.  I also loved the caption at the bottom.

About Karen Rayne

Dr. Karen Rayne has been supporting parents and families since 2007 when she received her PhD in Educational Psychology. A specialist in child wellbeing, Dr. Rayne has spent much of her career supporting parents, teachers, and other adults who care for children and teenagers.