On Gender Roles

„@harnaamkaur and I are tired of your shitty gender roles. We shot this series for @theparallelmag to challenge what people are “allowed to do.” She has a beard due to a medical condition. She loves it and kills it! As for me, I just want to wear a skirt sometimes cuz I think it can look dope! The fact we socially relegate these fashion and styling attributes to certain genders just seems so frivolous and dangerous when you consider how aggressive people get when their confronted with these things that don’t fit into their understanding of how the world works. At the end of the day, just be yourself and love yourself and don’t judge others who are living that way. Think outside the parameters that we are lead to believe are absolute and see the world as it is! Much love to all of you!“
~ stayragged.tumblr.com

This resonates very much with my love for freedom of self expression and a global unity in diversity.
And I have to admit my beard crush as a the passionately beard averse I am when I look at @harnaamkaur‘s silky beard.

Here is something to contemplate for those who feel the need to reject, denigrate and shame others for their self expression or body:

„I am fond of reminding my yoga students of the saying “It takes one to know one” when they become lost I condemnation and judgment of others. The world that we perceive is a reflection of our own states of mind and reveals our own level of consciousness. The world is little more than a Rorschach blot in which we see our own desire systems projected. We see what we want to see.“
Prem Prakash

Wouldn’t it be easier to accept all of yourself and find peace and joy within as without? At minimum worth a try or two.

?: @sophieephotos
?: @kateoffthewall
?: @roxannechanelmurray

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