Bianca Sturchio

Lensed by Jocelyn Lee

“I am a 28-year-old disabled artist and student living in Portland, Maine in the US. I have disabilities, which I never refer to as “problems.” I was born with a congenital disorder called cerebral palsy (CP), which, for those who are unaware, is a condition that occurs from extensive trauma to the brain, and is believed to most frequently occur during or shortly after childbirth. I try my best to maintain a deep understanding and appreciation for my body despite my physical and mental experiences, and I think the journey between my internal and external self is going to be something I continue to confront for a long while. I live in a social climate that continually reinforces the idea that my body is “wrong” or “undesirable” or a “problem to be fixed.I represent my femininity by engaging in activities that make me feel proud, smart, kind, confident and resilient. My femininity is observable in the way I stand up for what I believe in, and how I genuinely care for others.”

FANTAGIRL I AM THE WOMAN I AM is a project by Fantabody in collaboration with Vogue Italia.

The photographic project made in collaboration with Giustina Guerrieri, a young communication specialist who had always an interest in voicing real stories whilst exploring the boundaries of femininity.

An ode to the female body, regardless of its shape and skin colour. A research that promotes diversity as a starting point for addressing topics such as disability or immigration, which are approached with an inclusive, curious and prejudice-free attitude. Portrayed in her seductive uniqueness, every photographed subject has the opportunity to tell her story and reveal her nature with pride. An all-female collaboration where the protagonists are shot by selected female photographers and interviewed in the form of an intimate exchange of anecdotes and experiences.

The project is published monthly on vogue.it.

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