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Message from Safia Nolin
Hi everyone, this is Safia. And yes, I am fully naked in my video. You see my breasts, my butt, my pubic area, my hair. You see other womxn’s breasts, butts, pubic areas and hair. You see human bodies. These bodies are not here to be judged or desired. These bodies are here to simply exist.
I didn’t like mine. I was comfortable with my image, but only the woman who shares my life had access to my nakedness in our intimacy. Not because it’s sacred, but because I was ashamed. I was embarrassed and it was impossible for me to just imagine getting naked in front of others.
When it came time to shoot the video, I was confronted by my fear and my desire to go towards that from which I usually flee, to dive in head first. I did it, and I had the chance to be surrounded by an amazing team who guided me throughout the process. All of the womxn on set really emboldened me to be myself. By the second day of shooting, something inside of me had changed.
When you watch this video, I’d like you to view it as what sorority looks like to me. I’d like you to watch it with a human, non-judgmental eye. Don’t let your programming win; look at our bodies and try to consider them as neutral, whose function is only to exist. Breathe, eat, cry, pee, give birth (OR DON’T), breastfeed (OR DON’T), smile, laugh, love. Find beauty in there because there’s a shit ton, I swear.
This video shoot was a blessing for my path, my self-esteem and my future. I will remember every minute of it for the rest of my life. Here’s a breath of fresh air for you. x