An ardent feminist and promoter of LGBTQIA rights, Stasey is also an active supporter of the Free the Nipple campaign, which fights for women to be allowed to walk around topless in public and posted topless pictures of herself on Twitter last year, in solidarity.And she publicly smacked down celebrity blogger Perez Hilton when he published stolen images of Jennifer Lawrence.Though it says a lot about us as consumers that Stasey opens up about sex, stalking, faking orgasms, abortion, religion, masturbation and having an open relationship in her interview on the site - and yet a naked photo of her is still the most controversial aspect.
During it sometimes I cry because they start telling their stories and I'm like 'How can you not see how beautiful you are?
'" Taylor's account has garnered more than 12,000 followers and continues to grow every day.
She’s open, honest and blunt: a breath of fresh air in an industry that’s often just as scripted after the cameras stop rolling.
Plus-size photography projects - showing beautiful ‘real’ women - are hardly new. Unlike most “we don’t use Photoshop” campaigns, they’re not manipulated into the most flattering pose possible and lit from above either.
“These women are simply and courageously existing, immortalised within these photos.
Within their words, their experiences and stories are offered on Herself in the hopes of encouraging solidarity — that maybe we as women will take comfort in the triumphs of others rather than revelling in each other’s defeats. Let us take them back from those who seek to profit from our insecurity.” isn’t just about naked photos.
There's no carefully curated color palette, no upping the saturation or sharpness -- the only reason Taylor might pass these images through other apps is to cover nipples with emojis, thanks to Instagram's much-disputed nudity policy.
Along with creating an enlightening and empowering space for women and girls, the entire Naked Diaries experience has had a profound effect on Taylor.
Taylor lined up a few more shoots with friends, then posted them to Instagram as part of her Naked Diaries, which at inception, was more of a gallery for her work than the community it has evolved into today.