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  1. Oh, Maria. This is such a strong, nearly brutal take on Hester’s A. I love how it can be read two ways – as a defiance and as a reminder of the progress we still have yet to make. The way you conveyed the gravity of that message in those slashing red lines on your body is brilliant.
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    • Oh thanks so much Malin! I was worried that I hadn’t researched the book and Hester’s legacy enough to do the image justice. Also having so much to say and not sure I was getting it all out coherently. So, so pleased that the message came through. Thank you!!
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  2. This is a very thought provoking post, I love the idea that the letter A, in this context, can be used to represent pride and not shame.

    Mollyxxx
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  3. Great photo and nice to have something that has real thought and meaning. There’s a quote that says a great photograph should leave you thinking, and I think this one fits that idea…

  4. Great photo and nice to have something that has real thought and meaning. There’s a quote that says a great photograph should leave you thinking, and I think this one fits that idea…

  5. First, this is a lovely image. Second, this post is one I will visit again.

    This paragraph I read over and over, and many thoughts came to mind:
    “I’m proudly wearing the A. I’m smiling in the photo, though it wasn’t captured in this edit. I’m thrilled to be able to sleep with who I want, how I want. Giddy to share this information with friends (albeit receptive ones). Excited to be owning my body, my sexuality. Eager to learn what I like and grateful for the fact that I have the freedom and space to figure it out. Of course I know this isn’t the case for many still, and I’m aware of my privilege here.”

    Rebel xox
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