This Teen's Photo Series Offers New Perspective On Trump's Comments About Women
One teen used a photography class to make a point about president-elect Donald Trump's comments about women.
The body-shaming backlash making waves throughout social media is far from new; but in light of Donald Trump's presidential campaign and victory, some women are choosing to use his comments as inspiration for tackling the topic. ICYMI (which, how could you?) Trump has been accused of sexual harassment by several women, was caught on an "Access Hollywood" tape making vulgar comments about women, and accused of body-shaming a former Miss Universe. (Obviously, this streak hasn't gone unnoticed. Just before the election, the Hillary Clinton campaign team released this powerful ad using similar comments from Trump in conjunction with images of young girls.)
But just because the election is over doesn't mean people are done making a point about Trump's comments about women; that's why Aria Watson, an 18-year-old student at Clatsop Community College in Oregon, created the #SignedByTrump series as a project for her Intro to Photography class, according to Buzzfeed News.
She posted the series on Tumblr on December 8 (after it was apparently deleted off Facebook and Instagram), with this caption: "#SignedByTrump. Only a few of the quotes that the President Elect, Donald Trump, has said about women." After just a few days, the photos started circling the internet-and Watson couldn't be happier.
"Thank you everyone who have been sharing my project, #SignedByTrump. I am at a loss of words," she wrote in an Instagram post. "It makes me so incredibly happy that my voice, and the voice of millions of others, is getting out there. However, I am also sad that I even had to make this photo series. But this is a sad reality, and we must come together during this time and speak up."
Check out some selections from her project below. (Then head to our #LoveMyShape page to cue even more #bodylove feels.)