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Am I Perfect Yet?

by: Carolyn S., 11th Grade, North Port High School - North Port, Florida
Teacher: Marilyn Caruso

Getting by . . . blending in . . . hiding my identity… will there bea time when I can walkthis world without fearof hate or violence toward who I am and what I was MEANT TO BE?

quote by: Barbara Stern, Sarasota, Florida

Artist Statement

My submission shows viewers how teenage girls feel about themselves physically. Society has taught girls that no matter what your body looks like, you are never pretty enough. The Barbie faces and body markings are to show that to be “perfect” you have to have a pretty face and be skinny, just like a Barbie doll.


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