Amy Schumer and Serena Williams: One calendar i am down with
Actress, Amy Schumer might have called it, "...gross, fat, ugly, disgusting.." amongst other things, but i find the Pirelli calendar featuring Amy and tennis superstar, Serena Williams, simply, "Beautiful, Strong, Pretty, Sexy, Flawless". Also Amy's words.
Women come in all shapes, sizes, colours and with flaws, strengths, marks and more, so why do we only ever show photoshopped perfection? Apart from the social, psychological and physical issues this creates for society, it also hides the beauty in the imperfections like spots, veins, scars and more.
We should celebrate all forms of beauty- like Jennifer Lopez who cannot really be fourty can she? Like Serena with her athletically toned abs and body. Like Amy Schumer, flaws and all. Like you and i.
The pictures for the 2016 Pirelli Calendar were taken by Annie Leibovitz. Also featured are Yao Chen an actress with over seventy million social media followers, Yoko Ono, and Patty Smith, rock and roll artiste.