writer + performance artist.
fat babe from brooklyn.

Self Care Series, is my first collaboration with a male photographer. This series displays my regular self care practices in my private space paired with pieces of my writing. The intent through this series of photographs and poems is to share what it looks and feels like to take care of a fat body. My love and acceptance of my body, began in my bedroom. And though my bedroom and my body have changed and will continue to. This will always be sanctuary.  

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At home.

There is a woman at home. There is a woman who couldn’t give a fuck about a flattering pose. There is a woman without frills. There is a woman without fear. There is a woman at home.

Poet and Performance Artist Maya Moon Osborne Photography series #SelfCare Series with Justin Thorpe

round.

round and round, I go. I roll. when alone. I take up space easy, like summer. I spin. I sail. my body moves free of expectation. free of shame, my body moves. my body moves. my body moves. 

Poet and Performance Artist Maya Moon Osborne Photography series #SelfCare Series with Justin Thorpe

The Love Poem

I’m afraid to do a love poem. 

I’m afraid to do a love poem for fear of memorializing 

any of the boys who have moaned my name 

with their hands in their pockets. 


Built me into monument, 

and then never visited. 

I’m afraid the loneliness might break free. Again. 

As you can see, it has already eaten me alive. 

How I have eaten and eaten... 

I’ve got this magic trick I do where I double in size... 

just to fill the empty space in my bed. 


& im afraid. I’m hiding. I mean- I’m afraid 

I might be hiding from love. Or- I’m afraid of love, 

so I’m hiding. Im afraid love won’t want me 

once they find me here. In the flesh. 


Here hiding in all this flesh. 

I’m afraid to do a love poem, 

for fear of being faced with 


just how little 

I actually have... to fill it with.