Bare Reality is an art and social project exploring how women feel about their breasts.

Breasts mean different things to different people. Their primary biological purpose is to feed our babies. At the same time, in Western culture they are considered a woman’s single most significant sexual attribute, our sexual calling cards. To some they are a symbol of motherhood and womanhood. They can be erogenous zones. Yet to others they bring disappointment, and inconvenience or even health problems.

Bare Reality is conducting a survey to explore how women feel about their breasts. A book and an exhibition of real women, their breasts and their stories will follow.

A wide variety of women are taking part: women of all ages, women with healthy breasts, cancer survivors, different ethnicities, women from all walks of life, all shapes and sizes, and all sexual orientations.

I can’t wait to share the stories and photographs with you; they are courageous, moving, funny, intimate and revelatory.

Laura Dodsworth, creator of Bare Reality