Restrained and Regulated

Title: Restrained and Regulated

Creator: Nicole Karrmann

Category: Body

Creator Commentary:

In this image, the framing of the model represents a visual “trapping” that many young girls face in today’s society to “be” a certain way. So many young women face many self confidence issues due to body shaming and racism on all ends of the scale. The media attacks people for being “too thick” or “too thin,” always finding imperfections and issues with any body type. But, lately, women are fighting back and promoting body positivity for all shapes, shades, and sizes. It is a slow movement, as years of engrained ideas of beauty begin to shift in the minds of young and old women alike, but each step moves the world towards celebrating our differences instead of judging them and fighting over them.


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Creator Bio:

The author is Nicole Rieko Karrmann, an aspiring actress and mediocre potato, born in Newport, California but raised in Dallas, Texas. She loves to read and get lost in fantasy worlds (as well as get far too attached to fictional characters…). But she also loves the experience of getting whisked away in other worlds through movies, television,… basically just escaping reality. She is passionate about her cat, Maui, and the under appreciated and mysterious cuttlefish. If all goes well, Nicole plans to be an actress and adopt many kittens.

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