A LOCKDOWN project has called for women to send images of themselves to encourage honest discussions about body positivity.

Coflaid Cofid, or Covid Embrace, called on women to send two images of themselves: one when you're feeling at your most beautiful, and another when you're feeling weak and at your most vulnerable, as a way to encourage an honest and open discussion about the lives of women.

The creative project by Iola Ynyr, reacting to the support she received from other women during lockdown, funded by the Arts Council of Wales' Stabilisation Fund for Individuals and in partnership with Pontio and Gwynedd Council.

The aim of the project is to assess how women share their experiences of bravery and fragility honestly and to support each other through artistic expressiveness. It aims to encourage women to reveal their hardest truths, the truths that are the opposite of what is ‘acceptable’ to share, but to do so in a safe and respected environment.

Osian Gwynn, Director, Pontio Arts said, “It’s a pleasure to support research by a local artist, that addresses the affects of lockdown on life, and specifically on women’s lives. This a daring, raw and honest project.”

Send your images to coflaidcofid@mail.com to be curated into a short film that will be released online before Christmas.