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The Woman Behind the Camera

I’m honored to  feature the following guest post from Ani, The Museum Pinup. Enjoy! 

Hello, everyone! Firstly, I’d like to thank Annie for inviting me to write a guest post. It’s an absolute honor and I truly enjoyed working on this. There is just simply so much to say about Bunny Yeager and her contribution to pop culture, the art of photography, and the sexual revolution. Bunny transformed pinup photography and self-portraiture. Being a model herself, she understood how women want to be portrayed. For instance, there was a notably different aura in Bettie Page’s photos by Bunny, as opposed to male photographers. Bettie’s photos taken by Yeager exude a sense of freedom, confidence, and pure fun. However, for the sake of brevity, I’m going to try my best to concentrate on one small aspect of why Bunny Yeager is such a significant woman in the history of photography and portraiture.

Sirens Speak

The Myth of 12: On Love, Selfies and Marilyn Monroe

I am thrilled to feature the following guest post by pin-up blogger Penny Snark. If you struggle with body confidence (and honestly, who doesn’t?), keep reading… 

I remember when people used to proclaim, “Marilyn Monroe was a size 12!” I remember when the refutation of that fact became more widely spread than the fact itself. While it’s inarguably true that Marilyn wasn’t a “size 12” as we think of it in the modern day, what I remember most is how many of those refutations felt almost gleeful. “You were stupid to try to claim Marilyn,” some of them seemed to say under the surface. “She’s not for you.”