Guelph photographer Julia Busato says that her “Mannequin Series” is intended to “show the world that no matter what size, colour, status or struggle, we are all women and are all strong enough to get through these [stigmas].” She also wanted to let women know they do not need to be the same size as a mannequin in order to be beautiful.
But Facebook banned her pictures after many users left negative remarks about the photos in the comment sections. Some even reported her to Facebook, which has since disabled Busato from using her account for one month.
The photographer says she will not stop here. She aims to continue using her work to fight against modern beauty standards and to spread her message about self-empowerment.
To see the photo series, please click the following link: https://www.facebook.com/pg/Julia-Busato-Photography-322944134387498/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1241056919242877