La Bella Figura 
The Beautiful Figure
“When most people discuss their experiences abroad they’re vaguely positive. However, when I recall my own experience, I recall feelings of insecurity and displacement. Nonetheless, they have been strangely encouraging. No two days have been alike. Every day presents a new trial or discovery. I’ve been exploring the concept of ownership over one’s physical appearance. The phrase “put on your best face” is incredibly relevant to this piece. Who exactly are we putting on our best face for? Is it for ourselves or is it for everyone else?”

1_white gaze
2 _pain
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