I Love, I Hate My Body

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    I created these ephemeral bodysuits of love and hate during Nikki Juen's Design course, second semester RISD. We were challenged to make two pieces using the sentence "I love ______. I hate _______." Both blanks had to be filled with the same word.
     
    Clean eating gives me a false sense of security around the body, producing positive feelings like accomplishment and beauty. A diet of traditionally unhealthy foods like McDonalds left me feeling shameful, indulgent, and exposed.
     
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    Swiss chard, loofas, McDonalds, string, medical gauze, carrots
     
    Thank you to Philip Lau and Angela Kwon for helping me extensively with photography: photo creds!