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cracked beauty

cracked beauty
Photo Description:
A self portrait of a young girl attempting to make herself beautiful to society by not being her true self. The puzzle pieces symbolize all of the different things she attempted to try to make herself beautiful. However, some pieces don't fit. The roses are symbolic of beauty, but some are draining out their color as if it were blood because even though they are an example of what society feels is beauty, she doesn't feel like they're beautiful and she feels she's done everything in her power to be beautiful to society. In the general sense, this piece tells of how society makes young girls feel ugly inside while expecting too much of females.
Amber H , 17 yrs
AB Miller High School