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Make Muse

For the young womxn who wants to make a change.

Capturing Natural Beauty on a $3 Canon SureShot 38mm Film Camera

Capturing Natural Beauty on a $3 Canon SureShot 38mm Film Camera

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From November 2018 to January 2019, I brainstormed, created, and published a photo series titled "We Are Art". It originated as a school project and morphed into a very personal, passionate venture. For school, I researched and wrote a paper about how social media beauty standards is affecting mental health. I learned about terms like "upward social comparison" and the origin of "The Thin Ideal", both terms that have led to damaging beauty standards. After writing my research essay, I created a social media campaign with hashtag #WeAreArt. The campaign had the purpose of starting a conversation about unrealistic beauty standards established my image-based social media platforms like Instagram and VSCO, as well to celebrate our own unique individual beauty. I also held a physical photo gallery in my hometown, Portland, ME, where I sold my photographs, and donated all $500 of the proceeds to a local Portland organization, the Yellow Tulip Project, which raises awareness about mental illness. Check out the campaign at my Instagram (@emmaivy1) and join the movement by following the project on Instagram @emmaivy1.

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By Emma Ivy

Connecting With Real Beauty and the Female Spirit

Connecting With Real Beauty and the Female Spirit

Body Positive Models with Stretch Marks and Curves

Body Positive Models with Stretch Marks and Curves

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