We were trying so hard not to laugh through the whole thing. Rights belong to us.
(Submission via perfection-says)
Omg those CURLS
I don’t see people who look like me in porn very often. I’m curvy. I have a shaved head. I wear nail polish and dresses sometimes, but I’m not femme. I rarely wear makeup. I have a big honking Jewish nose, and glasses that are half an inch thick. When people say the word “femdom,” I am not the first thing that comes to mind. Seeing people who look like me- queer people, people who aren’t thin, people who aren’t femme is so, so important to me.
Sometimes people ask me why representation matters. Why seeing people like me in porn matters, or why other people want to see people like themselves in porn. After all, porn is a fantasy. Why have “imperfections” in fantasy?
The answer is that I want to see myself in porn, because I want others to see me as desirable. I don’t want to have to strive to be something I’m not in order for people to want me. A big part of my project here is to show different kinds of women in porn- to show that we’re desirable too. That we don’t have to be thin, white, cis, etc. to be wanted. The parts of me that don’t conform to heternormative, mainstream standards of beauty aren’t imperfections. I want and deserve to be in my own fantasies. And you do too.