Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Self Portrait Challenge- "Black & White"


Dove rolled out a campaign using models of all shapes and sizes in their underwear. This year they rolled out a campaign showing the beauty of more mature women in tastefully done nude ads. I love that they are celebrating the beauty and sexiness of real women. In my SPC I thought I'd join in by showing that a 45 year old disabled woman can be beautiful and sexy too ;)

This is me with my hubby's workshirt and boots on. I hate the perception that walking badly or being in a wheelchair takes the focus away from being sexy. I may use a walker and talk like a drunk but I'll always remain sexy to Dave because I'm a woman first.

32 comments:

Jone said...

You can submit it for their contest. I thought it was cool that they are featuring the vintage women.
BTW..Rod Stewart!! Gotta love him.

Jolene said...

That is absolutely awesome, you have sexier legs than me lady and I'm 24. Love it!!

Great Photo, really :)

Hugs,
Jolene

turquoise cro said...

Your comment today really touched me Tammy! I'm so sorry! People don't have any sense! It reminded me of how my mom used to embarrass me when I was a teen-ager but now I think she had guts! When we would go out and eat, if someone stared at us, she would stare right back at them! It makes me chuckle now to think back on it because it did happen more than once! NOW! LOOK at those sweet legs and awesome boots and on a walker and, AND SEXY!!!! You are our teacher, our inspiration, my Super Hero, Tammy! Sweet Dreams! little darling! xo(((((((Tammy))))))with much admiration!

gracie said...

There's walkers a plenty at the nursing home where I work, but no legs like that!!!
Totally hot, Tammy.

btw, have you seen the movie "Calendar Girls"? It was brilliant, set in England and involved older women doing a calendar to raise money for a good cause.

Kim Carney said...

Hurray for Dove! Hurray for you, sexy leggy lady....

Waspgoddess said...

Thanks for making me stop and think with your very though-proving post. You are so right! And thanks for pointing out the Dove ads.

Great self portrait!

Deb R said...

That photo is HOT! You did a great job with this, Tammy.

Endment said...

Cheers for you and for Dave :)

Tammy said...

Tammy! You look phenomenal in this one!

And please pass along this to Dave - he is a wonderful guy! He's changing my opinion of guys named Dave! (long story...) :)

Tammy said...

Tammy! I got your comment at my blog - thank you!! But, I can't find your email! Drop me a line at tdmimms @ yahoo.com (no spaces!)

:)

Kathleen said...

you.
have.
some.
seriously sexy legs, girlie!

gorgeous photo.
inspirational words.

paris parfait said...

Tammy, what a gorgeous, sexy photo! You're an inspiration!

angela said...

your legs are so great!
and those boots...whoa momma!!!!
great photo and words Tammy :)

Star said...

Woohoo! Sexy, sexy, sexy...love it!

Anonymous said...

I agree with others. This would be another great genre for their ads. Sexy disabled women--you should submit it--seriously. You are really amazing! Of course we all know what the sexiest part of us is...

signed Tabor

pepektheassassin said...

;) (What else is there to say...?)

LeS said...

You go girl!!!

Nicole said...

you should be their spokesperson! without question!

miriam said...

Bravo!

Becca said...

Whoa! You GO, girl! That is seriously sexy (gotta get some boots like that!)

Vedrana M. said...

wonderful, they should have you for their campaign :)
xoxo

Steve said...

Wonderful attitude! I'm sure it's contributed to your longevity! BTW, what walker!
;-)

Steve
NC Sandhills
PALS (Patient w/ALS)
Dx'd July 2002@39
Rt hand onset
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Anonymous said...

Tammy, You are the sexiest woman I know walker or no walker.I really do think you should be the spokes person for disabled people since you and I both no that sexiness is whats inside a person and not how well they walk or talk...LOve Dave

Terri /Tinker said...

Oh, my gosh - is that YOUR Dave? How cool is that!?! What a guy! (I would be so stoked if my DH left a comment like that, but he's the strong silent type, lol - I love him though). I think Dave's right, too - if anyone should be a spokesperson, yep, it's you!

Woo hoo! Check out those gams! Lady, you've got IT - and yes, you should flaunt it - just because a woman's over forty doesn't mean she should be overlooked. Thanks for such an empowering post!
xox

chiefbiscuit said...

Wow, sexy or what!!!!

pepektheassassin said...

BTW, does a whip come with that outfit? ...just wondering....

emmapeelDallas said...

Sexy pic! You go, girlfriend!

;p

J

Rethabile said...

My wife was sexier when she was in a wheelchair. Sexy still when she used a walker. I guess because what was left at that time was HER: she was just bare woman. The "thing" I'd fallen in love with. No makeup, no cover. Jusr her.

acumamakiki said...

I tell my daughter this everyday ~ that what makes you BEAUTIFUL is what's inside your heart, being kind and gentle makes for pretty.
You've got it ALL Tammy ~ brains beauty and a kindness that permeates the cyberworld and makes us all better because of it.
Thank you for this message beautiful one. xo

Jimmy said...

Knowing my particular fondness for boots you know that my comment is sincere when I say that you are a woman, first, and a beautiful one at that.

Jimmy


PS Thanks for the heads up :)

daisies said...

wonderful!! not only are you beautiful but woo hoo sexy :)

Jodi said...

Good for you, sexy Tammy! Great photo and post. It reminds me I should stop by more often than just to read you one deep breath haiku posts!