Constructing the Dress

My idea for this dress was to make an outfit that expressed a message about mental health (figure 1). In part, I wanted to use the outfit as a means to make the inside match the outside. It is not necessarily meant to symbolize one specific mental illness; however, it draws upon commonalities shared by…

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“Duck Taped Bodies”

This is for the days when you’re not ready to face the world When your bed is safe and warm and comforting and the outside world is cruel and harsh and angry It will judge you and curse you and scream in your face These days, you Just can’t Do It It’s a matter of…

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Scarry Response: Perceived Beauty As A Reflection of Self

In her essay “On Beauty and Being Just,” Elaine Scarry describes two different types of mistakes about beauty. The first “is the recognition that something formerly held to be beautiful no longer deserves to be so regarded. The second is the sudden recognition that something from which the attribution of beauty had been withheld deserved…

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Nostalgia and Beauty

Elaine Scarry opens up her essay “On Beauty and Being Just” by making the claim that beauty is always replication. Scarry writes that beauty is replication in many ways whether it is taking photographs, recapturing it in other forms of art, remaking a work of art or even just prolonged staring beauty is always rooted…

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Whisspering in Weldon

Stop. Pause. Listen. Let’s face it: by the time March rolls around, most students are so busy with assignments, studying for exams, and just trying to stay afloat that they have probably forgotten what it is that brought them here in the first place. It’s the fault of our system, our society, that puts so…

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