Love

Excerpts from an interview for NOW Magazine's Love Your Body Issue

Photography by Samuel Engelking
Makeup by Paola Manigat
Interview & Transcription by Kevin Ritchie

A POPULAR FICTION IS THAT YOUR LIFE BEGINS WHEN YOU LOSE WEIGHT

ONLY WHEN THE POUNDS ARE GONE, WE ARE TOLD, DOES THE REAL STORY BEGIN

WE’RE IN A TIME OF EXTREME VIOLENCE AND EXTREME CRUELTY ENACTED ON THE HUMAN BODY

WHAT DOES LOVING YOURSELF MEAN IN THAT CONTEXT?

I WANT TO DISMANTLE THE SYSTEM THAT ARBITRARILY MARKS ONE BODY AS VALUABLE AND ANOTHER AS SURPLUS

I WANT SLENDER TRAITORS

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