Trisha Ibarra

In Pursuit of Safe Teenage Self Expression

My poster for the “In Pursuit of” Project addresses the safety of self-expression in teenagers. I chose a photograph that features a younger woman, wearing attire unsuited for most dress codes. The darkened room and her position suggests the moment is a private one. The phrase chosen to accompany the piece, “Safe Expression for Teenagers,” has the word “safe” crossed out followed by a question mark. With my work, I encourage the teenage search for self expression but question the safety and boundaries that society sets. I am in pursuit of a safe environment for teenagers to express themselves. My inspiration came from my own life where I must guide my siblings in their search for identity
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