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Welcome to BAWDY!

BAWDY is a visual series that captures and illustrates unarticulated and, at times, compromising subject matter in an unorthodox fashion. Each season focuses on a number of “Chapters” that concentrate on a specific theme. The series is extremely expressive and can be somewhat intrusive mentally and emotionally. BAWDY exposes real life experiences and may present controversial material at times.

The purpose of BAWDY is to portray emotions, experiences, or situations through visual representation rather than verbal expression. BAWDY is the ongoing search of self and understanding, challenging the unspeakable, initiating discussion, and encouraging perspective and self-awareness.

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SEASON 1 MODELS

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JANTE x SHAPE

"I really believe there are a lot of issues with body image that aren’t highlighted in the everyday media. A lot of people assume that certain “body types” are nicer than others and that people with these so called “body types” never feel insecure or feel the pressures from the media. I would love to be able to show through this chapter that not one single body type is better than the other and that everyone with every kind of body shape has to deal with the pressures of self image presented through many different forms of media. I would also love to be able to show and maybe help people learn to love their body type regardless of what the media says."

– Jante | @jante_s

 
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KAYLYN x ABSENT

“How can you say you’re stable when you’re unhappy?”

– Kaylyn | @baelynxx

 
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RON x FACES

“We’re all just stories in the end.”

– Ron | @ifuxwitstars

 
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GRACE x INFLUENCE

"With every breath I take, I am a living reminder of the struggles and victories of those before me who created a legacy for the power and presence of young Asian people."
– Grace | @grumdaw

 
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NESIAH x SHAPE

"I am incredibly proud of myself for my whole self love journey. I love being a proud fat woman. I am strong & beautiful. I grew up around a lot of people telling me I needed to impress/ please others and that I needed to conceal my fat parts. But NO, if my fat body makes you uncomfortable then don’t look at me, don’t worry about me because my body doesn’t affect you. I will still thrive and I will still be me and wear whatever the hell I want. I live for ME."

– Nesiah | @nesiahnoel

 
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NAY x SHAPE

“I’ve struggled with fluctuating weight since I’ve been in elementary school. Whether I was too big or too skinny for people, they always had something negative to say. I’ve spent my whole life trying to find that common ground. I’m now happy however I look and came to the conclusion that I’m a bad bitch anyway.”

– Nay | @nay_kamari,

 
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ANNA x INFLUENCE

"There is power in being brown and being a woman. The world thinks that’s crazy, but sometimes crazy is a truth that challenges an old reality that needs change. I, like many other brown girls, am living proof of that change."

– Anna | @koyanna

 
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RACHEL x ABSENT

"I guess something I always say or believe, is that my dreams are going to come true because they have to. There are no other options. And that no matter what happens, to always stay on the sunny side of the street (where it's warm!)!"

– Rachel | @racheldelion

 
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ROBERT x INDECENT

"Love is love but you judge the way I walk, love is love but you judge the way I talk, love is love but you judge the way I dress, love is love but you judge. So is that love? Love is love...but not that love."

– Robert | @rlaries90

 
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FRANK x INFLUENCE

“Honestly, I just want to be great out here. So there’s so much to learn from friends and peers who are so inspirational. I always tell myself to keep a student mentality. Being Asian American, I learned a lot about being humble and respecting those above, older, etc, as well as nurturing the younger generation, or people who want to learn and grow too. It’s a culture I want to spread around so that there would be less toxicity in communities.”

– Frank | @frank.nldge / @_franksamuel