I took this last year, but in retrospect, I think it’s my strongest piece from high school.
Working on this project really made me examine my own opinions, preconceptions and prejudices about “slutty” women and women who choose to cover all of their skin alike. I used to assume that all women who wore Hijabs were being oppressed, slut-shame, and look down on and judge any woman who didn’t express her sexuality in a way that I found appropriate.
I’d like to think I’m more open now.
"Tina: I’m ugly and nobody likes me…I’m not pretty in the least. You know I’m not.
Charlotte: Well, whoever wants that kind of prettiness, Tina? There’s something else you can have if you earn it. A kind of beauty.
Tina: What kind?
Charlotte: Something that has nothing to do with your face. A light shines from inside you because you’re a nice person. You think about it. Someday, you’ll know I’m right."
When I say I’m ugly, I’m dead serious. I’m not fishing for anyone’s compliments. That’s just how I really feel about myself. I think I’m “okay” looking though. But overall, I think I’m unattractive. There’s much more prettier and beautiful girls out there, that there’s too much that I can’t even count. Everything they do is better and cuter than what I do, even when they make silly faces or act stupid. I wish I was more attractive. I honestly wish I was one of those girls.
I’m listening. Virtual hug across the universe, wherever you are.
(Source: allison-janebaldos, via the-eleventh-blog)
Rapunzel is Snow White’s mother. Because [loosely based on the Disney film Tangled] who else would SO specifically wish that their daughter’s hair would be black (disclaimer: I have nothing against black hair, I am more weirded out with mothers wishing their unborn children to have specific physical traits). Rapunzel doesn’t want Snow White to born with the same magical hair/problems that she has, see?
But the Mother Gothel-esque character (I imagine it’s Cora) would have been waiting for this new generation of healer hair, and would instead kidnap Rapunzel, make her forget her whole life, like the fact that she is a queen, with a baby daughter; possibly make her a baby again, therefore “raising” Rapunzel as her own daughter (and doing another bang up job, aka Regina=fail).
And Rapunzel’s magical hair would be the thing to restore all of the Enchanted Forest. So many generations of heroes in that family.
But that’s just me geeking out over Once Upon a Time. ;D
Once upon a time