No Rules No Shame

May 14, 2009

Not a girl, not yet a woman

Filed under: Photography, The Uncanny — corona @ 17:05

Charlie White’s latest body of work, The Girl Studies, really hits home. Mostly, because I used to be a girl. Now, I suppose, I’m a woman. At least that’s what my boobs tell me. Trying to understand what womanhood means and developing my own ideal of femininity is something I’m still working out. It’s like, I know what most heterosexual men consider to be feminine and sexy, and yet I’m left to wonder if that’s really what they think or is it just this representation from the media that has everything skewed? Not that I should be caring what heterosexual men think in the first place. These are the things that keep me up at night….that and how they manage to fit all of that real cheese flavor into Cheez-Its.

I find the Teen and Transgender Comparative Study series to be a pretty sweet representation of the attempt to own one’s femininity, and the potential failure of trying to live up to someone else’s standards.

Charlie White’s website: http://www.charliewhite.info/

His other projects are definitely worth looking at. Most definitely.

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1 Comment »

  1. love these!!!!!!!!!!

    Comment by selene — May 22, 2009 @ 21:10


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