Culture. Eat it
18 April 2018
The truth about being a Woman: the illustrations of Pink Bits
There are many aspects of being a woman or a mother which we feel shame, for that we tend to hide skilfully or don’t talk about them. They are generally social taboos that are hard to die. Many times we’re fine with that, because betray them would mean to betray our femininity and God never wants someone think we are like port haulers, tomboys or truck drivers.
But the truth is another. Every “perfect” madam brings with her a lot of imperfect variables that men and women themselves struggle to accept.
- All of us, some more some less, we have hairs. And could happen that you have to shave with the razor everywhere when you do not have time.
- All of us in the fertile age have menstruation. The luckiest ones do not feel any kind of pain. The period is dirty, smelly, odious and the tampons are uncomfortable. It happens to those like me to get dirty because rivers and rivers of blood are produced.
- None without Photoshop is perfect. Each one has at least an imperfection to choose from: stretch marks, cellulite, pot belly, water retention, pimples, ingrown hairs, big butt, falling tits, zero-tits, scars, extra pounds.
- Tits are also made to breastfeed. It seems that the rest of the mammals are not ashamed of it.
- Women fart, like men, just like all living creatures endowed with gut.
All these features – and even more – are the protagonists of the illustrations by Christine Yahya aka Pink Bits (this is her name on Instagram, here the link).
A young Australian woman who, with the disarming power of simplicity, has transformed into visible what we generally tend to conceal. She has a style without frills that points to the essence of things, launching a precise and unequivocal message: we are this, we must accept ourselves, make peace with our nature.
In this month dedicated to color, the rainbow expressed by Christine Yahya is one of the most authentic and genuine things that I’ve seen in recent times. And nevermind if it is alienating, what matters is the truth.
In a social world dominated by filters and the obsession of appearing impeccable, for once, someone reminds us that normality is extraordinarily imperfect and above all, that there would be nothing to be ashamed of.
Copywriter, content creator and mum with a huge passion for photography. Writing is a therapy that allows her to express her own personality and brings out her true voice. Better than a psychiatrist. Forever trying to find her way, at the time, she prefers to get lost.