I always wonder how advanced our society actually is when it comes to ideas of social norms and standards. We love to talk about equal rights and diviersity and spice it all up with the buzzword "freedom" but how much of that do we all really practice?
Just tonight I had a strange and interesting conversation with a couple of people who know of my modeling life and passion. I am surprised to this day how many people assume that because I model topless ocassionally, have a penchant for interesting lingerie and have body piercings that I am instantly some whack job goth chick with no self esteem and a desire to commit suicide. Is this really the image I portray?
The truth of the matter is that I am as normal as they come. Of course normality is a relative thing but when you analyze the socially acceptable version of the "norm" I more than fit that bill. I am not some starving, self mutilating, weird band obssessed nutcase I am actually pretty regular and normal. I am happily married and have been with the same person for almost a decade. Yes I am bisexual but my husband and I are NOT swingers nor do we "share women". We are monogamous and married and do not live some "lifestyle". I am a well educated girl, I am multlingual, I take care of my health and in all honesty I cant stand modern music be it rock and roll or rap. I am a Big Band, Swing, and Early Jazz afficionado. I am definitely a fan of all things classic and elegant. I love to cook, I love to take care of my house, I love to dress up and be a bit more glamorous but all in all I have the same pursuits, desires and passions as do most other people.
I love to create art. Im a painter, a designer and I am also a model. I am not shy about nudity or sexuality, I am European, we are all a bit more laid back about that. I dont show more than what I would show on the beach in Spain or at home in France. I dont much like porn or other lowbrow pursuits.
So what of those piercings? Why am I pierced? First off I feel liek being pierced, it is a long standing fetish and tradition. Also much like many of the other things that the post 1960s generations love to claim for themselves as innovation, body piercing, primarily nipple piercing is something that dates back to ancient times and also Victorian England. Society girls used to pierce their nipples, it was quite fashionable and elegant and showed that you were a bit more sensually oriented and usually of a higher sociual class. I pierced mine for those same reasons. I believe elegance and beauty are the foundations of a truly meaningful society.
So to all those who think we who model pinup and fetish clothing and arent shy about our bodies are low on self esteem and vision think again. There are billions of ways in which a life can be lived and just because it doesnt match up with your way of life doesnt mean it isnt right.
Hope that explains some stuff