Abby Wambach for the ESPN Body Issue.
I love these photos. I love these photos because it’s the first time I can think of when I haven’t had to see a female athlete be overly sexualized and objectified. She’s naked, yes that’s the point of the issue (and the men are just as nude), but she’s powerful. She’s athletic and strong in both of these photos.
They just make me happy, okay?
This is like, Classical Greek Olympian style. Less, “Hurrrrr, she’s nekkid” and more “HOLY SHIT LOOK AT HOW AWESOMELY BADASS HER BODY IS GODDAMN”.
I like it.
I had to have a closer look to realize the photos were of a female athlete, because of how non-sexual they are.
I thought she looked mannish to begin with, then I read the above comment ^^^ and realised it was because she wasn’t posing in sexualised manner…. just ….. wow… beautiful
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