100 Women Will Protest The Republican National Convention By Posing Naked Outside
And it's not too late for you to join in.
This summer, 100 women will descend upon the Republican National Convention in Cleveland for one of the most unique protest efforts ever: by posing naked together outside of the event.
The man behind the effort is New York-based artist Spencer Tunick. According to his website, the project is all about paying tribute to the "sacred feminine," and the women will do so by posing nude together while holding mirrors. The mirrors are meant to reflect the "knowledge and wisdom of progressive women and the concept of 'Mother Nature.'"
"We want to express the belief that we will rely upon the strength, intuition and wisdom of progressive and enlightened women to find our place in nature and to regain the balance within it," reads the statement. "The mirrors communicate that we are a reflection of ourselves, each other, and of the world that surrounds us."
This isn't the first time Tunick has undertaken a project like this; "large-scale nude photography" is sort of his thing. In 2004, Tunick was able to gather 2,754 people for a group nude photoshoot near Cleveland's lakefront, Cleveland.com reports. This time around, he's hoping to use his camera to inspire others to take action.
"It's not so much a protest but an action, a wake-up call to the absurdity of politics and discrimination," Tunick said.
Check out Tunick's call to action below. While I'm all for celebrating the "sacred feminine" and anti-discrimination, there's just something slightly off-putting about a man being the one to spearhead the effort - especially one that involves naked women being instructed on where and how to place and position their bodies.