Being : in badges
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As a woman in contemporary society, I am often at odds with my physical appearance and comparing it to how I “should” look. Through Being: In Badges I use the format of the brooch to make visible my daily battle to love and accept my physical body. Using colored glass as a marker of emotion and silver as a marker of time, I depict an abstract record of my relationship with my physical appearance on a daily, or even hourly basis. I do this as a means to be honest about my experience as a woman who wants to love the body she’s in. Cognizant of societal pressures to exert women to hate how they ...