Hope, skill and beauty

I’ve known Loretta Hope since she was a child and have had the privilege of watching from afar as she’s crafted the life of her choosing. Loretta is an artist, using her body in a range of ways to bring beauty and a sense of amazement to those who see her in action.

All too often, images we’re offered as depictions of feminine beauty are fragile. We’re encouraged to be emaciated, not fit. Loretta personifies strength and grace, and that combination of physical prowess and elfin looks makes her a much better sort of representation of the feminine than those strange, photo-shopped giraffe women who seem to be taking over visual media.

Watching her hang upside-down from silks and ropes is just one of those things that reliably brightens my day.

On Twitter she’s @LorettaHope

Her facebook fan page is here – https://www.facebook.com/lorettahopecouk?fref=ts

About Nimue Brown

Druid, author, dreamer, folk enthusiast, parent, polyamourous animist, ant-fash, anti-capitalist, bisexual steampunk. Drinker of coffee, maker of puddings. Exploring life as a Pagan, seeking good and meaningful ways to be, struggling with mental health issues and worried about many things. View all posts by Nimue Brown

3 responses to “Hope, skill and beauty

  • hocuspocus13

    Reblogged this on hocuspocus13.

  • lornasmithers

    I remember being completely unable to get up a rope at all at primary school. I think the only way to get up was to tie it in knots. Respect. An accomplished artist 🙂

  • Eilish Niamh

    I couldn’t agree more regarding female images. Good for her! I could never do what she does, but once I did climb a 30 ft tree with a rope latter, walk across a log, and jumped off–don’t worry, I was harnessed to a ballay or however you spell it so didn’t get hurt. If I get the chance to do something like that again, I will. Ematiation should just be right out. That’s not living!

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