We are beautiful, no matter what they say…

Hanging out this weekend with my friend Rose.  Both of us have some pretty solid physical insecurities.  Hell, I think everybody does (and you guys know all about mine).  As an attempted antidote to this, we took a few hours today and did a total amateur photo session.  We promised ourselves at the outset that we would each post four photos to this blog.

Hopefully forcing ourselves to be viewed will help.  At least, that’s the idea.

Rules for this post: your comment must contain a specific thing about a pose or the model that you find beautiful.  If this works out well, I may do this in the future for other people with body issues.

About JT Eberhard

When not defending the planet from inevitable apocalypse at the rotting hands of the undead, JT is a writer and public speaker about atheism, gay rights, and more. He spent two and a half years with the Secular Student Alliance as their first high school organizer. During that time he built the SSA’s high school program and oversaw the development of groups nationwide. JT is also the co-founder of the popular Skepticon conference and served as the events lead organizer during its first three years.

  • http://www.blaghag.com Jen

    You both are beautiful. Just just for your bodies (though those are nice too) – my favorite photos are the ones where you’re both smiling or showing your personalities.

    PS: Love the shirt, Rose!

  • http://www.skeptict.org Sean Gillespie

    2358: Rawr lioness! ;)
    2315: JT rocking the buccaneer look!

  • Nikki Gillespie

    As always, I have nothing but good things to say. You both look fantastic. JT, your last one looks like you are just chilling before ripping off the head of some moronic argument. Completely bad ass! Rose you look yummy especially in the last one. The necklace is a definite must use accessory for you!

  • http://politicsandpucks.blogspot.com Mike Brownstein

    You both look amazing! I’ll pick something beautiful for both of you:

    JT- I like the pic of you flexing your arm with your shirt in the other. Just as if you just elbow-dropped a theist.

    Rose- You have awesome eyes! Your picture with the lion is my favorite, and I think you look amazing.

  • Hemant

    You both look fantastic. And you both make me want to work out that much more.

    Rose, your smile in the first image is lovely. JT, one day I will outbuff you… but I have a long ways to go.

  • http://www.facebook.com/sid.fish Sid

    Oh, wow. JT. Bare chest. . .

    Ooookay. So, after picking my self off the floor from the epic swoon, I have to come up with some specific things. I’ll start with Rose. I absolutely love that look you have in 2353, and that shirt really makes your cuves look sexy. That is a very good color on you. Also, whoever has that print of Starry Night has excellent taste in art.

    Oh, JT. Where to start. Besides the obvious. . . well, first, your belly button is really cute. And you have nice skin. I think my favorite part is the smile, though.In the very short time that I’ve known you, you’ve come a long way. I am really, really proud of you.

  • OrbBoX

    JT– you look amazing. Going into any further is sure to create some kind of conflict of interest with …other folks. But seriously. Damn. I am beyond envious of your arms, lats. There. That is specific.

    Rose, you have a lovely, lovely smile, and really beautiful curves. If I liked girls, I would soooo be all about that. :)

  • http://eternalbookshelf.wordpress.com Ani Sharmin

    You both look great!

    Rose, I love the pictures of you with the stuffed animal #2288 and #2358, because you look just so sweet and serene and look like you’re having lots of fun, which I think is the most important part of beauty. In picture #2364, you look like a model with a gorgeous smile and figure. In #2353, you look like you’re thinking about something interesting. And I like your hair, too.

    JT, I love #2305, because you look like you are confident and ready to take on the world. Also, after reading your blog for a while (with all of the well-written arguments), the pictures of you flexing your muscles just make me smile, because they remind me that you’re strong both on the outside and inside.

  • Tara

    Rose: Gorgeous smile and lots of character. You seem very quirky and your personality shines through in the pictures. As a photographer, I can definitely say this is a plus!

    JT: You seem to have a bit of natural posing and modeling experience. It especially shows in the last picture. I can just imagine being outside leaning against a tree or building with that thoughtful going off into the distance.

    As everyone else has both said, you both look great! Sure you are not willing to do a professional photo shoot yet?

  • http://andythenerd.tumblr.com The Nerd

    I can’t believe they let you past security with those guns.

  • Your Mom

    SO FUCKING GAY! I wonder if you could crawl any more up your own ass.

  • http://teafueledmadness.blogspot.com/ Assam

    Dear Rosie and JT

    Here is a quote from Richard Dawkins from his book Unweaving the rainbow:

    “The potential people who could have been here in my place but who will in fact never see the light of day outnumber the sand grains of Arabia. Certainly those unborn ghosts include greater poets than Keats, scientists greater than Newton. We know this because the set of possible people allowed by our DNA so massively exceeds the set of actual people. In the teeth of these stupefying odds it is you and I, in our ordinariness, that are here”

    You are the most pulchritudinous versions of Rosie and JT that could possibly have occured and I am proud of you both for being so! :D

  • Gordon


    well Rose has an incredible cheeky face that is just instantly endearing! And that last image of JT has this wonderful air of wistfulness.

  • http://www.facebook.com/sid.fish Sid

    Your Mom is a total bitch.

  • http://feminatheistmumbojumbo.blogspot.com/ Alicia Kopp

    First thing, unrelated to the beautifulness… Who’s lion? :) We gave that lion to my niece for her birthday last year and I had the most difficult time parting with it because it is SOO cute! :) Yay! Happy Sunflower Lion!!!

    Ok. What I like best about the 3rd picture of Rose and the 2nd picture of JT is the body shape. Both of your shapes are gorgeous!

    Rose, you have wonderful curves! The curve that starts at the peak of the shoulder and gently glides down your sides to the swell of the thigh is something that isn’t seen anywhere other than in the female form, and it is my favorite part. Very pretty, thank you for sharing.

    J.T., what which makes Rose female makes you incredibly male. That unique line starting at your shoulder and angling down your back to your waist is gorgeous. Honestly, J.T….. you are very beautiful and thank you this morning!

    Male curves are so different than female curves and I really love them both. A woman’s curves make me wanna sing Mamma Mia by Abba. A man’s curves make me wanna sing Gimme Gimme Gimme by Abba. I’m a 2.5-3.0 on the Kinsley Scale if that helps explain my answer.

  • Carol Eberhard

    Very nice, both of you.

    Clair, your smile and eyes just sparkle. And cute little curves!

    J.T., you have your father’s eyes (and that’s no small deal!)…and your charisma always shines through.

    You both look fantastic, warm and real. Hugs to you both.

  • http://www.facebook.com/sid.fisher Sid

    This is really embarrassing. The link for my previous two posts on this blog do not link to my facebook page.

  • Carol Eberhard

    I meant Rose, not Clair…:)

  • http://en.allexperts.com/q/Atheism-2724/indexExp_111189.htm Jeffrey Eldred

    I need not be said, but you both look great.

    PS: Rose hanging with JT? My worlds are colliding!

  • Whitney

    You two are so stinkin’ cute! You both have adorable smiles. :)

    Rose: I just love pic #4. You look adorably mischevious, and you have gorgeous eyes!

    JT: My favorite pic of yours is #1. Like I said, you have the best smile–it makes me feel welcome and at ease, and it’s just so cute. Not to mention those arms! I’m a lesbian, but geez… :)

  • Lyra

    Oh. Oh my. I, um. JT, you’re amazing in all of these, but especially 2320 (#2). You have spectacular arms and that cocky grin is…um. Don’t know how I missed these, but I’m very glad I did a little archive digging. Whoo.

  • JT Eberhard

    Thank you, Lyra!

    My arms are a point of insecurity for me, so that’s wonderful to hear. *hug*


  • LadyBlack

    Favoutire pictures are the first one of Rose and the last one of yourself. Rose, you are as beautiful as your name suggests. You look fantastic.

    JT : You look very buff. I only hesitate to say more because I think I’m old enough to be your mum, so it seems a bit….odd. As a human being, you are a magnificent example of a man (without me being too leery!). You look better than David Boreanz did in “Angel”.