The distortion of the female body in the media

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These prints were made as part of my research for my current project, which deals with the way the female body is represented in the media. I am interested in themes such as periods, hair, shaving, fat and body odours. The media tries to distort the way we view our bodies so that we are always trying to modify it and make it more ‘attractive’. All images in the media tell us that things that are naturally part of our bodies (hair, blood, sweat, the occasional roll of fat) are disgusting and should be eliminated. My role is to challenge that stereotype and show how ridiculous all of it truly is.


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