From Chelsea McCallum Donaldson:
“Leonard Nimoy embraced the female form, regardless of shape or size. He set out to photograph women that many people would see as unappealing or ugly because of their size or weight. He (and the models) referred to this as “fat liberation” — simply because the outside world sees you as ugly does not mean that you are. The Full Body Project is an example of body positivity, of supporting women, of loving women, and raising them up when society quite often just wants to tear them down.
When Leonard photographed these women, he did not ask them to pose in a sexy manner or ask them to hide their rolls and imperfections. Instead, he said something that’s a lot more important, a lot more poignant. “I asked them to be proud.”
I am so, so, so devastated that this creative mind is gone, not only for the sake of all of the times I sat through the original Star Trek series or for the fact that he portrayed one of my favorite television characters of all time, but because Leonard Nimoy was a feminist. You don’t often see too many men in powerful positions attach their names to such a word, or to such a project like Star Trek that pushed the concept of feminism forward, but Leonard Nimoy did, and I’m so upset that he’s no longer here.
You lived long and you prospered, Mr. Nimoy. I hope the rest of us can do the same thing.”