The Luscious Order of Golden Shieldmaidens
These are the women of extreme courage and cheek who have gotten their kits off (the top) and have allowed themselves to be covered in golden clay. They have done this to help create an art exhibition that showcases the reality of the female form as a counterpoint to the 400-600 photoshopped images that our daughters see each day.
Each time we put on one of the Girls Got Grit Forums some women stay later and continue on this journey. They write three words that have troubled them about their bodies on to their bodies feel them deeply and then choose to wipe them away. They then choose 3 new words and those get painted on them with a golden glittery body paint. They wear these under their clothes for a day owning the new words and then the evening of the last day of the event they move to the final stage and cover themselves in golden clay and become part of the Luscious Order of Golden Shield Maidens. They are photographed and become part of the traveling Every Body is a Treasure Exhibition.
Women from the following NZ regions have participated so far Wellington, Upper Hutt, Kapiti, Wairarapa, Rangitikei, Waipa, South and North Taranaki and as far afield as San Francisco when we presented the project at the Be Body Positive Leadership forum.