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Les Corps Incorruptibles by Emilie Hallard

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It’s 2019 and our bodies are still political. The 21st century still drags on with the beauty standards of the last century. Those of a young, white, thin, ethereal and heterosexual woman. Beauty,  a woman’s first financial asset; is a passport to happy marriage, professional success and social recognition. Both women and men are bombarded with an infinite amount of photoshopped images, which  are alienating them and are also driving them to search for ideal beauty. This claustrophobic and impossible standard has only lead us to eternal comparison, frustration and levels of self-hatred. A blinded population starved by its regimes, that became terribly docile and obedient. To refuse the norm is to choose, to be incorruptible, faithful to oneself, honest, punk in front of a capitalist system that fathers monstrous children of uniformity and consumerism, all made from the same postcolonial and patriarchal mould. The artist refused the norm. She cherished and desired bodies of all ages, sizes, genders and colours, intending to deconstruct the beauty standards, beginning a quest for honesty, empowerment, acceptance and self-confidence, it is gathering the words...

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