THE FRONTLASH - MY OH MYLA
MY OH MYLA!
May, 2018 | thefrontlash.com
Model, artist, and writer Myla Dalbesio talks feminism, style and Portlandia.
Myla Dalbesio was a feminist and body inclusivity activist before Trump became President, and #metoo and #bodypositive became trending hashtags. She is an artist by training working in mediums from performance art to sculpture to photography, and a visionary curator. As a model, she has been the subject (or perhaps, object?) of scrutiny for a Calvin Klein ad, where people debated whether she was a “plus-size model.” Well-aware of the various gazes at women’s bodies, Myla uses her experiences in modeling and her art practice to take up these contentious conversations — even in the most unexpected places like Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition.