Everywhere you turn, society can be seen pressuring girls to conform to media types. Billboards and commercials for a variety of weightloss centers and more tanning booths than one would ever need. Girls get it in their heads that they must be a certain way in order to be accepted in this world.
As part of a end-of-year assignment, I photographed different young women from my sorority, each holding a sign she made stating the "flaw" she is insecure about. I then photographed each as a beautiful, proud woman, comfortable in her own skin. You can see other photos from my project here.
I'm particularly proud of the last photo in this series, "Barbie," because the subject's inner beauty shines through in a classic way, despite her self-perceived flaws.
Above the Knee