Tag Archives: Beauty

Reblog: Art, Beauty, and Permission

My friend and colleague Rev. Gina Pond posted this wonderful essay about the nature of art and beauty, and how our society jealously guards the boundaries of these concepts, to the detriment of pretty much everyone, but especially artists. As … Continue reading

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A Message From Freyja: Pretty Is Not The Same As Beautiful

“Pretty” is not the same as “Beautiful”. “Pretty” has rules. “Pretty” has consequences. “Pretty” can tear you apart, flaw by flaw, and destroy you from the inside out. “Pretty” can also raise you up, when it’s a path to “Beautiful”. … Continue reading

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Wish Me Luck and #ShowMeFreyja

Two things! 1: I just submitted my application to Stanford University’s Anthropology Ph.D. program in the hopes of studying Anthropology of Religion with them. Wish me luck! If you do that sort of thing, prayers/spells/good vibes are greatly appreciated towards … Continue reading

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Beauty Beyond Size #ShowMeFreyja

Well this #BeyondBeauty campaign seems pretty compatible with my own goals: http://www.wearyourvoicemag.com/beyondbeauty/ (Sorry I’m not sure how to embed the site so the images show here if it’s not a video…) If you are a visual artist of some kind, … Continue reading

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Beauty Beyond Gender #ShowMeFreyja

Lon came across this beautiful photograph taken by Shilo McCabe of genderqueer porn performer Jiz Lee draped in a feathered cloak: It reminded me very much of this image of Freyja by Maris Pai, which is one of my favorite portraits … Continue reading

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Beauty Beyond the Pale #ShowMeFreyja

A while back someone lamented (in a blog I can’t find again – argh!) that while European artists have happily depicted any and every god of the world as European people over the centuries, there’s precious little art available today … Continue reading

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Freyja and Male Beauty

This came up elseweb, but I realized as soon as I wrote it that I should share it here as well: One of the things that Freyja has people do is stand in front of a mirror, naked, and compliment … Continue reading

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