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“Expectations” is a 2 part documentary, focusing on colorism, texturism, and the many other pressures of western beauty ideals. It documents a group of young women of color answering vulnerable questions as we tackle current and past issues of visibility, reflecting on how the media's lack of representation during our childhood left a lasting impact on our perception of self-worth and beauty today. By combining the powerful conversation with dramatic elements of light and distortion, I hope to mesh the two worlds of visual art and activism, ultimately encouraging the viewer to consider their own perception of beauty as well.

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