You Were So Much Hotter Before You Opened Your Mouth
This piece examines the intersection of "Pretty Girl Privilege" as experienced by myself and the objectification of young women by older men.
The title comes from something that was said to me, at age 17 by a male coworker who went by the name "Pain" who was in his twenties. It has been a source of pride and disgust ever since.
These words can be found in the lace-like fabric of the long, horizontal piece at the top. The smaller piece at the bottom is printed with text that discusses the ways that I have found it easier and often times physically safer to meet people's expectations of my ignorance, and how their assistance of me reinforces their feelings of superiority. These feelings existed before Pain's aptly worded statement, but were reinforced and magnified after his utterance.
Photo credit: Drew Stauss