Meet Ronni Levine
Meet Ronni Levine. An incredibly insightful, raw and honest woman who is not afraid to call out injustices or celebrate beauty in EVERY form. Through her use of blunt, honest humor, she makes it easier for people to sit with and engage topics that they might normally stray away from. She is an inspiration to all those around her and I cannot wait for what else is in store for the project now that she has joined with us!
Where did your creative journey start?
At birth? I’ve always enjoyed various forms of creative expression, starting with drawing and painting, and moving into sewing, costume design, and writing.
How did you get into this work?
I used to contribute to a blog for work, and I loved the casual writing style blogging let me utilize. I decided to start my own when I had too many things to say and needed an outlet (that let me swear.) The haiku portion comes from a lifelong affinity for them, and from my previous endeavor of documenting terrible dates in the form of haiku. I express myself best through verbose blog posts or seventeen short syllables. No in-between.
What made you want to be a part of the #ReclaimBeauty project?
Everything. Body image and body positivity have long been something that I have felt passionately about, and I want to be a part of helping to spread the idea that you are already great and beautiful just as you are. #ReclaimBeauty represents everything that I believe in in my guts, and presents it in a beautiful way. Sign me up.
How has being a part of the project impacted the way you see yourself or the beauty in the world around you?
I have loved finding more people who care so much about this idea. There are so many beautiful brave people who contribute their voices, images, and art. I’m in love with the black and white photo shoots, and I can’t wait to participate in one myself. How can I be taken seriously as a body positivity blogger if my own cellulite isn’t photographed?
What makes you different/unique?
My tail. Just kidding.
What empowered you to share such a raw and honest perspective in your work?
Honestly, through certain political events that occurred towards the end of 2016. The way women, people of color, and anyone slightly off center on the gender and/or sexuality spectrum were being publicly treated, I just could not stay silent. I felt like I needed to step onto the battlefield.
How can people learn more about your work or get connected with you?