Here she is, CARLY-JAY METCALFE saying as it is!
Today, my friend – the other Carly, Carly Findlay – wrote a shut up amazing piece about apologising and how she no longer wants to apologise for what is beyond her control. Shortly after reading Carly’s piece, I saw the photo Annie Leibovitz took of Amy Schumer in all of her near-naked and non-apologetic glory. I wrote the following on my chasing away salt water page:
I am loving this photograph of Amy Schumer by Annie Leibovitz for the 2016 Pirelli calendar. Beautiful and real, replete with her natural curves and belly. Amy writes on her Twitter account – ‘Beautiful, gross, strong, thin, fat, pretty, ugly, sexy, disgusting, flawless, woman. Thank you.’ No Amy, THANK YOU.
As a woman with Cystic Fibrosis, I’ve always had a belly (even at 38kg) that I’ve been embarrassed about. Why? Media and the way women (who have won the genetic lottery) are portrayed are partly accountable. Compare…
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