Sharing candid, un-retouched portraits of the female form.
The Naked Diaries is Redefining Society’s Understanding of Womanhood
Boasting over 160k followers, The Naked Diaries has evoked an online body-positive revolution, providing the internet with an honest— and much-needed — approach to the female form. Curated by Taylor Giavasis, the account and website publishes portraits alongside personal essays and stories by women from all over the globe. In an interview with PEOPLE last year, the creative discussed her thoughts behind the project: “Real beauty is what makes you unique,” she says. “It’s curves, stretch marks, moles, laugh lines, skinny and thick legs. I want to depict the beauty of uniqueness, and hopefully, teach people they should celebrate what they think their flaws are.”
“I want to depict the beauty of natural females.” – Taylor Giavasis
The account features all women of all shapes, sizes and backgrounds, celebrating our indifferences and proving that everyone, is, in fact, beautiful. “I want to depict the beauty of natural females,” Giavasis tells PEOPLE. “I think many people try to hide if they grow extra hair, have one boob bigger than another, or any other natural thing that we look at as ‘flaws.’”
I can’t believe that it has been five years since losing my hair. I’ve struggled a lot but I’ve also grown as a person and gotten stronger. It has been a really long journey to self-acceptance and I think I’m almost there. I want people out there who are struggling to feel beautiful, to know that you are not alone and I have been in your shoes. Things will get better and with time, you will learn that this condition makes you unique and powerful. Embrace your appearance. If you ever need someone to talk to, please reach out to me. Much love, @baldie.sarahrosie
It takes a lot for me to submit this. I've been ashamed for a long, long time. Body positivity is a movement that means a lot to me, especially because I've been bigger than most girls for the majority of my life. It has affected my self-esteem, and for the longest time I could never wear tight clothes or swimsuits in public. I couldn't even have sex without my clothes on, but I'm finally learning to accept it. I have beautiful friends, inside and out who support and encourage me.