Don't Be A Whore Like Your Mother

       “Don’t Be A Whore Like Your Mother,” is based from a phrase I first heard as a little girl. Growing up in such a rigid and hateful environment, impacted the way I viewed myself, my mother, and women in general. It drastically distorted how I viewed my own femininity. As a child, I never felt like I was girly, or pretty, and I never connected with the feminine part of myself. Anytime that I did feel or attempted to be "girly," brought on such conflicting emotions and self-hatred, that impacted the type of girl  and woman that I grew to be. In this body of work, I wanted to explore a childhood dream/wish of mine to be “girly” and pretty, and it contrasts that with the reality of harsh mental and emotional pain surrounding my identity.

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