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Name: Amy Pence-Brown Location: Boise, Idaho

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Who is Amy Pence-Brown? I am a fat feminist mother who believes in opening her mouth and her heart. From both of these places I tell stories – as a writer on my blog and other local & national publications, as a historian and college instructor giving tours and lectures, and as a visual artist creating subversive stitchings and performance pieces. I have been a body image activist for the past 12 years and became internationally known for my radical stand for self-love at the Capital City Public Market in 2015 in Boise, Idaho, which was documented in a blog post, photographs and a video viewed over 200 million times. My message about the value of all bodies, no matter their size, has been covered by numerous media outlets, including CNN, USA Today, Cosmopolitan, People, TODAY, Huffington Post, Upworthy, HLN, the Dr. Oz show, SHAPE, xo Jane, Time and Fitness magazine. I often use my body as a canvas for my art and activism and am also the creator of a subversive art selfie series reviving the plus-sized illustrated pinup girl Hilda which has received lots of international press lately, too. I continue to lead the body positive revolution through public speaking and education, including on the TEDx stage, in classrooms to students young and old, and the Boise Rad Fat Collective, a radical Facebook group with 2,400 people of all ages, sizes, colors, genders and nationalities. Additionally, 5 years I started RADCAMP: A Body Positive Boot Camp for Feminists and Feminist Teens, Be RAD! Be YOU! A Body Image Workshops for girls aged 10-12 and named one of the 50 Idaho Women of the Year by the Idaho Business Review. You can find out more about all of it at the links below in my signature, especially my website but I love using social media as a radical tool in body liberation so my Instagram and Facebook pages are chock full of good stuff.

What projects are you working on currently and in the future:

I'm always working on a lot of things at once. This year a lot of my camps and classes and lectures and keynote addresses have been cancelled due to coronavirus, but I've been inspired to create a bunch of art, including more Reviving Hilda portraits, a series re-creating famous portraits in the Getty Museum collection as well as writing a whole series of poetry I call Poems In A Pandemic

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What motivates you in your career:

Injustice and motherhood.

Are there any interesting ideas or experiences that you would love to explore:

As a writer I have lots of work published in magazines and newspapers but would love to have some of my poetry or essays published in a book. I've been actively trying to do so for a few years now and will keep trying! What do you do for fun:

Read a lot, garden, camp, seek out Idaho hot springs, search for unusual treasures at thrifts shops, bake and visit obscure offbeat small rural towns.

Photo credits Amy Pence-Brown.

Why do you feel it is important to have diversity represented in all types of media:

Seeing yourself and your body type represented on social media has been a powerful thing for me in my own body positive journey - seeing other women who looked like me rocking their amazing fat bodies online has been inspiring and revolutionary. That being said, seeing bodies that are remarkably different than yours living a lifestyle different than yours is also important. It opens your mind and heart to diversity in extraordinarily easy ways. I write about this and speak about it a lot, actually. Here's a favorite:

What are feelings on nudity, and positive sexuality. Are you comfortable with it, is there a place for it in art media, etc.

That blog post I linked to above actually talks about that a lot! I use my body as a canvas for my art and activism, and it's often nude, so yes, I'm very comfortable with it. Nude bodies aren't always sexual bodies, but in America our conservative Christian culture equates nudity with sexuality in really negative and damaging ways, especially regarding women. Nudity in art goes back centuries. That doesn't mean that nude bodies can't also be sexual. Sex positivity is an important part of body positivity to me.

Photo credits Amy Pence-Brown.

What does empowerment mean to you?

The actual dictionary definition of empowerment is "the process of becoming stronger and more confident, especially in controlling one's life and claiming one's rights" and I absolutely agree. What is your dream or your legacy:

That I absolutely changed the world for the better, in big and small ways, every day.

Photo credits Amy Pence-Brown.

Anything Else you would like to express:

If you'd like more body positivity, sex positivity, age positivity and more on feminism and motherhood in your life and newsfeed, please follow me at the links below.

Thank you Amy so honored for having you become for EXPOSED with us!

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Who are you, & where you from:

My name is Palmira, I am from the Canary Islands and I am a waitress / cook.

How old are you:

29 years old.

Tell us what is your background:

I have studied social work, cooking, and pathology.

My specialty is cooking!

How did you begin modeling:

I've never taken classes, I started taking pictures to overcome complexes.

What motivates you to create:

My photos are to show that all women are beautiful, sexy, regardless of our size or weight, whether or not we wear tattoos and piercings.

What is your goal or legacy do you want to leave:

I want to show that we can be free, men or women, break stereotypes and be happy as I want to be myself!

What drew you to THE NAKED PROJECT:

I was attracted to the naturalness of the photos, which show women without retouching, natural and beautiful.

Would you consider joining the Project:

Yes, I love the project!

Do you find the Project empowering and if so why?

I consider the project to be very motivating. Many people who feel bad about their body can be helped with it. We can show the world that we are all beautiful, strong and free

that we love each other as we are, without entering beauty canons.

Would you recommend THE NAKED PROJECT to a friend, and if so why?

I would recommend it 100%, because it is a change in the mentality about the body-positive and loving oneself, that the imperfections of our skin do not matter.

Where can we follow your journey:

you can follow my profile, here I post my photo sessions, my personal photos and my day to day!

IG: @palmira.rg

Any other last words or inspirational expressions: 

You are perfect like that, don't let anyone sink you, who belittles you ... he really doesn't love himself.

Special thanks to PALMIRA for getting EXPOSED with me!

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Who is Mazzaratie Monica:

Mazzaratie Monica aka Mazzi is an adult content creator who enjoys creating adult-related content for the kinky side of the world. 

Background/ your Journey:

I started in late 2011 and by January/ February of 2012 my first adult XXX-rated scene came out. From there I kept getting calls from companies like Evil Angel, Score and Invasive Angels, to name a few. I started shooting my own content in 2013. However, I really didn't start giving it the attention it needed until 2015. From there, I stopped shooting with bigger companies to put more time and effort in to learning how to create my own content. I have my spouse (Manfury) to help me. He is my camera man, tech and does my editing. Together we make up my company, MSquare Media Group. Now we work on creating content on different platforms and I’m now getting back into shooting with companies again. I shot for Adult Time’s Shape of Beauty last year. This year that project took home an award! 

Do you have any mentors or anyone who inspires you?

I don't have one person I look up to or use as an inspiration. I am Inspired by MANY. I can remember when I was first starting out and I was researching to see how things were done. I kept going to Claudia Kelly, Karla Lane, Vanessa Blake and a few others as guides to different help reach goals I wanted. I am blessed to say I have learned more then I ever thought  from just watching them, then I became friends with them. I am still In shock to this day that the day of day dreaming and planning goals is now my reality. These ladies helped make it happen without ever knowing it or even trying to help me. It’s just by who they are.  That’s why it’s important to remain TRUE to ones self no matter what stage in life you are in. 

What is a typical day like in the life of Mazzaratie Monica?

Wake up around noon, sometimes later. I’m working on earlier times but I just keep odd hours). Get on social media while I’m still in bed most of the time. I try to get a good laugh in most mornings as a good way to wake up. :) Then it’s take the dog on a walk and get some outdoor and blood flowing. Then it’s Brunch time. After Brunch I am either about to go run errands or I am going to start the process of getting ready to shoot. When I get ready for a shoot, make up can take me anywhere from and hour to 4 hours to do. Yes, 4 long hours of makeup. It's a full time job just to get ready for a shoot. Then hair and outfit I can knock out in 20 mins or less. 

I normally have the"set" in place before I get ready. And I try and do a quickpick up around the set area. I hate when I see an outfit laying in the background or a shoe can bee seen. I shoot/work from home.  My place is under 1,000 square feet, so if you set anything down it's like the whole place just went thru a tornado. 

Then shooting can take anywhere from 45 mins  to 5+ hours depending on what and how many scenes are being shot. 

Then its clean up and take down time. Dinner and back on social media or reading messages. 

I'll then have down time. This is the odd hours part! Normally its about 11 p.m. During my down time I love to create all kinds of art work. From painting, sketches, clothing, jewelry and home decors. Even refurbishing furniture!  I also take that time to create outfits for shoots or events. This could also be the time I am staging the background for a scene or photo-set. Bed time is about 6 or 8 a.m.

Do you feel it is important to have diversity represented in all types of media.

Diversity is extremely important  to reach the masses and to have an effect of changing the world for the best. How can someone create something of just that single type? Diversity can show the world the beauty and commonality we all have even when "different" from another. 

What does empowerment mean to you?:

Empowerment to me is when you remain true to yourself. You're adapting to and growing and becoming wiser. Even in dark times. You dont lose sight of your goals. Even when you think it’s no where in sight, you still reach and work toward it by setting smaller goals. Not giving up, remaining true to yourself, being kind and understanding toward others. That’s empowerment that will set you apart from the rest. 

What is your legacy.

I want the world to learn how to love themselves. It does not matter what someone looks like, how their weight is, height or mental, physical or chronic difficulties. We all have great, amazing qualities and beauty - and that is what makes us different, not what makes us the same. I want the world to know that in its soul. 

Anything Else you would like to express!

I just want everyone to understand that adult entertainment is a powerful industry and it’s about more than just the physical aspect of sex. It can be a voice to many in all forms of media. 

Where can we follow your journey!


Events: Weekly shows on site.

Thank you so much for your voice and taking the time to become EXPOSED with me!

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