Ask Kelly Rae: Tilted Heads

Jan 28, 2013 | Entrepreneurship, Life in Progress


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Q: Kelly Rae, why the tilted heads??? Is there a significant meaning or difference between the girls with the tilted heads and the girls with the non-tilted, more straightforward heads?

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I get asked this question all the time! The titled heads is a classic pose that is found in figurative art everywhere, of all time periods. Ever notice that when you’re really listening and involved in a conversation that your head is slightly tilted? To me, the slight tilt of the head represents a listening posture, a posture that says I hear you. It feels conversational and engaging. 

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The tilted heads combined with a longer neck, for me, represents a vulnerable pose – not to be confused with weak – but rather, open, accessible, available while also listening and engaging. 

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On the other hand, the girls with more of a straightforward posture, for me, feel a bit more grounded in their power, a bit more resolute in their offering – all in the best of ways. 
Thanks for the great question! Keep em’ coming,

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  1. Siggadisart

    Hi Kelly, I was watching your beautyful video New around here and want to ask, who was the singer…. Loved his music?
    Sigga Dis


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