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Zine On Beauty

Zine On Beauty is an exploration of the ways in which beauty is used as tool of oppression through the lens of intersectional feminism. Presented in zine or magazine form, this project addresses how beauty has been used by the patriarchy to fuel multi-billion dollar industries and stunt the growth of womens’ social prominence. Highlighted topics include the history of the beauty myth and prescriptive beauty norm, beauty privilege, cosmetic surgery, white feminism, mental and physical health, social media, and healing. Each article is presented with an in depth interview featuring a peer of the artist who has offered to share their stories about beauty, from body dysmorphia and social media expectations to intersectional experiences with beauty standards. After reading, viewers should have a greater understanding of the pressure placed on women and femme presenting individuals to pursue beauty and how it negatively impacts their lives.

Zine On Beauty

Esha Chekuri
Spring 2022
Zine

Zine On Beauty is an exploration of the ways in which beauty is used as tool of oppression through the lens of intersectional feminism. Presented in zine or magazine form, this project addresses how beauty has been used by the patriarchy to fuel multi-billion dollar industries and stunt the growth of womens’ social prominence. Highlighted topics include the history of the beauty myth and prescriptive beauty norm, beauty privilege, cosmetic surgery, white feminism, mental and physical health, social media, and healing. Each article is presented with an in depth interview featuring a peer of the artist who has offered to share their stories about beauty, from body dysmorphia and social media expectations to intersectional experiences with beauty standards. After reading, viewers should have a greater understanding of the pressure placed on women and femme presenting individuals to pursue beauty and how it negatively impacts their lives.