Art by Regan Kelly

I used the medium of a magazine, because while they claim to promote women, they also feature a lot of unattainables — perfect skin, twenty-inch waists, anything touched with photoshop.  With “Chocolate” and “Deceiving Appearances,” I aimed to address the lack of diversity in popular media. “Different Shouldn’t Hurt” was inspired by personal experiences in high school along with the pitting of women against one another in popular culture. This collection aims to promote the acceptance of all visible and invisible differences between women. — Regan Kelly, Contributor