Teen's Photos of Girls 'Suffering' Is a Wake-Up Call for Parents

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Think about everything you've ever read or heard about the impossible beauty standards women and girls are held to, and then check out this photo essay, "And Everything Nice," by 19-year-old photographer Hannah Altman. In her imagined world, tears and blood are replaced with colorful glitter. 

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What those glitter tears are saying is, isn't it absurd that even girls are expected to look pretty even when their hearts are breaking, or when they've hit pavement and are bleeding? Altman is wise to notice this impossible pressure and to call it out on its ridiculousness. See her evocative images and her thoughts about the project.

Would you show these to your teen?

 

Image via Hannah Altman Photo

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