Apparently it’s the month for nudity. First Emmanuelle Chriqui, Kara DioGuardi and Catherine Zeta-Jones stripped down for Allure, and now Kim Kardashian, Joy Bryant, and photographer Amanda de Cadenet stripped down for the May issue of Harper’s Bazaar.
According to press release, the ladies abstained from photoshopping and retouching for the spread, to “accept their insecurities and reveal their most intimate thoughts.”
Kim Kardashian, whose butt is a celebrity in its own right, told Harper’s Bazaar, “I think the message is embrace your curves and who you are. I feel proud if young girls look up to me and say, ‘I’m curvy, and I’m proud of it now.’”
Joy Bryant spoke to the pressure women put on other women, and her hope is that people can learn to accept their body as their own, not in comparison to others’. “Women are the harshest critics of other women,” she said. “There needs to be a greater acceptance individually and collectively or nothing’s ever going to change. You’ll never be thin enough, blonde enough, black enough. So enough is enough.”
To see more photos, check out Harper’s Bazaar.