Bare Reality - Women Bare their breasts and tell their stories

I have an interview coming up with photographer and teller of women's tales, Laura Dodsworth, to coincide with the launch of her book. Meanwhile, read on for a sneak preview. I've spent many a happy half hour trying to match my chest to one here!

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Amazingly, some people will be shocked to see the above picture of perfectly ordinary bosoms, yet not bat an eyelid when glamorous young women are featured daily with airbrushed, impossibly perky breasts (see previous blog post). It’s a funny old world, isn’t it?

Laura Dodsworth has a wonderful project underway with a book launching in May. She’s interviewed 100 women about their breasts and their lives, and each agreed to having a photo taken, not photo-shopped, uplifted, shaded or plasticised in any way. Simply as nature intended.

Well done to them, and well done to Laura. You can find out more about her project on her website, and I’ll be interviewing Laura nearer to the launch date. I was very happy to contribute to the kick-starter fund to get this project off the ground and can’t wait to see the finished article in May. You can pre-order the book via her website.

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Jane C Woods

Women's Personal Development Specialist - Changing People, -

Hi, I’m Jane C Woods and I have an absolute passion for helping women achieve success in their lives. Be it the glass ceiling, the crystal maze, or very personal issues, I’m all about helping women achieve to their full potential and live the way they want to without being carbon copies of men. But I’m not about putting men down in order for women to get ahead, there’s plenty of room; I just want the guys to shifty up a bit… If my face looks familiar it's because I love Psychologies magazine (I've been buying it since the very first issue, such a good resource) and it's the only place I choose to advertise my courses. I write on women’s issues on my blog,, and am regularly featured in magazines, and on radio, but I’m probably best known for RenewYou. RenewYou is my one day personal development course for women. We have an international network of experienced, specialist women licensed to deliver it and empower women across the globe. Our goal is to reach one million women. It’s a big goal but… In 2013 we started with a single RenewYou specialist, me. Now you can find a RenewYou Courses across the UK, in the USA, Canada, Greece, Bangkok, Pakistan, South Africa, Belgium, with new countries being added all the time. My dream was to create a thriving and caring business on ethical, and dare I say, feminine terms, with a real community spirit of help and encouragement. And it’s actually happening with the support, expertise, and enthusiasm of my wonderful trainers. I think, (apart from my two lovely kids, a daughter and a son) that it’s probably my proudest achievement to date. Wonderful Changing People Women: One of the joys and privileges of my work is that I’ve connected with some really inspirational and wonderful women – from politics to entertainment to academia. They include: TV presenter, house fixer and matchmaker Sarah Beeny Amazing entrepreneur Sam Roddick of Coco de Mer Outspoken and entertaining academic Mary Beard Politicians like Siobhan Benita and Natalie Bennett Ex BBC broadcaster Miriam O’Reilly who bravely took on the might of the BBC- and triumphed A very rare interview with Sarah Montague, of the influential BBC Radio 4 Today programme I hope you like the posts and I hope they are helpful. Live life to the max and never hide your light under any bushels!


Go to the profile of Susannah Hebden
over 6 years ago
Ha! just come across your blog and what a coincidence - I took part in this and very proud that I did too. Laura is very inspirational!
Go to the profile of Jane C Woods
over 6 years ago
That's amazing, Suzannah, well done you. Brilliant idea