- Me: Why are they talking about chicken? It's making me hungry.
- Boyfriend: Baby, waking up makes you hungry.
It’s been a long journey for me, but I’m working at it. I’m so glad that I could inspire you. I’m just trying to use my past to help people, and it’s so nice to hear that it is working. :)
I don’t insist on photographers not touching models because I was sexually assaulted.
I don’t even know that was assumed, but my past trauma has absolutely nothing to do with the fact that I think that it is professional for a photographer to not unnecessarily touch their models.
Would you go up to a coworker and touch them randomly? I don’t think so. That’s just weird.
Notice I said “unnecessarily” above. I have had photoshoots where the photographer has fixed my hair or wardrobe or helped me with a pose, but it was necessary and I always knew what they were doing before hand. There is also a bit of incidental touching with rigging.
But seriously, someone assumed I didn’t think models should be touched by photographers because I had been abused. By this thinking, a model that hadn’t been abused would have no problem with being touched by a photographer at a shoot. /sigh. They are going to have a seriously hard time finding a model out there that has no problem with a photographer unnecessarily touching them at a shoot.