Everyday Oil
Nadia Khairat

BARE: a visual essay. Directed by Irene Baque with color by Nadia Khairat

The film is an intimate portrait of womxn and non-binary people’s skin, celebrating the inherent beauty and emotional complexity of the outermost layer of our bodies.

Throughout a series of candid conversations in collaboration with Everyday Oil, this short film explores the lifelong journey of accepting what has been subjected as flawed or imperfect by bystanders, while debunking the impossible beauty standards that set us up for failure.

In the bravest and most vulnerable act of shedding their clothes, a group of womxn cast aside trauma, shame and fear by shining a light into the power of self-love, compassion and strength when it comes to their own skin.