Gimnastičarka Katelyn Ohashi je spletni hit postala januarja 2019, ko si je z nastopom na parterju na univerzitetnem tekmovanju prislužila čisto desetko in osvojila oboževalce po vsem svetu. 22-letna Američanka pa se je s svojim neverjetno gibčnim telesom uvrstila tudi v kultno revijo ESPN Body, kjer je pozirala povsem brez oblek in pokazala, kako neverjetno je lahko telo.
the human body. our own beautiful, unique forms of artwork. my willingness to do this shoot, that has a plethora of meanings, was to display the marks on my body, that i was once insecure about, which of course with good lighting become a little less noticeable and to showcase a story of once insecurity and shame turning into comfort, empowerment, confidence and art. but of course with art comes interpretation and unfortunately a misconceived judgement bc society tends to ruin beauty in a natural state. @rechellealyse once told me that as people we have the right to remain UNTOUCHED even if we are completely unclothed. @espn #espnbodyissue2019
“a line of dots following a pattern but one stands out, it’s clearly an outlier that’s direction needs to reroute. alienated and put to the side in order to not be seen, studied through a screen, thinking that maybe if we can match a name to it, we’ll all suddenly become immune like any vaccine. experiencing anything that isn’t explained or doesn’t belong to the majority will make you alone, and anyone who wants to stay “normal” will hide in order to not be shown. the outlying dots were marked on my skin, to remind me that being different is no longer sin. these marks are the reminders of everyone fighting around. the ones that are no longer seen because they were cast down. the ones that aren’t lost just never wanted to be found. and the ones that just needed someone else to make a sound. multiple mediums where too many negative energies can surface. as if not commenting the hurtful message would somehow be doing a disservice. each time my skin sheds away making more room to grow. not to make room for anyone else but to let my own true colors show. proud of who i am and what my body reveals, no longer am i concerned about who it appeals. too thin, too fat, but it’s not anyone else’s job to decide all that. having a voice loud enough blocks everyone else out, but when there’s that lingering doubt every compliment received will go unnoticed like a drought. amour de soi is the only natural form of self love. once that’s reached, nothing will rise above. we weren’t meant to have it all, but make the best out of what we have every single day. i’m proud of my body and all its imperfections, that’s all i have to say.” ~ katelyn ohashi. @espn #espnbodyissue2019 photographer: @danascruggs 😍