“My sister can’t do a ponytail on her own.”,
a friend said to me during a conversation about my degree project. I have given a lot of thought to ideals of beauty and they do to women in today’s society. There is so much with our bodies we should change to be accepted and perceived attractive. I am tired of the ideal and have oftentimes thought that I will not subscribe to these pretend rules – that I will not be part of that trash.
But after the conversation with my friend about what her little sister, with impairments of the hands, was not able to do herself, the thought occurred to me.
That I am in a privileged position to be able to choose what I want to do with my appearance.
In my degree project, I have focused on gender from a different viewpoint. I have tried to solve problems with beauty products/steps that are difficult or impossible to use if you have impaired function in your hands. Just so everyone can have the opportunity to choose for themselves.