In her post, Beall said, "I refuse to accept the wide spread (mostly Western) human belief system in regards to what is beautiful, especially when it comes to the sacred vessel we call our body... Why cannot we embrace a million-billion definitions of beautiful?"
The Facebook post has over 34,000 likes and over 2,000 comments. Commenter Magnolia Morrigan said, "They look so happy. Even if you didn't find those bodies beautiful (and they are!) how can you not be moved to tears seeing the love that flows between them?!?"
Beall also helped launch A Beautiful Body Project, which is "a multi-media platform where women can heal, find others who have journeyed through similar challenges, realize they aren't alone, and show future generations of boys and girls a source of media that isn't controlled by corporate interests, using digital body alterations to change how women look, and actually build healthy self-esteem in future generations of women," according to their website.
As for Gerry and Darwin, the couple is very pleased with attention their photos have received. Said Gerry, " I love my body. I use a cane, I am having vision problems and my breasts reach to my waist, but you know what? I like me!"