Many of these opinions surfaced in coming-of-age epiphanies. When you transition to adulthood you start to become able to look at your adolescence differently and understand why it turned you into the person you are today. Drugs, beauty, body image, family politics, what your school told you to cover up, what bad relationships you entered unknowingly, what you wore, and what you were insecure about. All of these factors, struggles and beliefs that were formed have translated to feeling empowered enough to critique the cultural present and realize the systemic flaws that are so normalized.
Film photos come from a photoshoot I directed for this collection, shot by Andres O'Beirne. Other photos come from vintage playboy and cosmopolitan magazines.