How to Be a Teenage Girl
It's not really surprising that I have absolutely no idea what it's like to be a teenage girl. First, you have blood leaking from places that were obviously not made for it. Then suddenly your breasts grows cancerous, for years, at different rates. If that isn't some kind of pure nightmare I really don't know what is.
And then you also sprout hair. On your legs, under your armpits, in your underpants. It's absolutely everywhere. Okay, boys have that problem too, but they don't feel subjected to a modern beauty ideal of constantly clean-shaven skin. And then the constant fear of pregnancy, menopause, sagging breasts.
Nope, that wouldn't be a life for me. Claire Gordon, who likes drugstores and the people who work there, at least gives us a brief glimpse into the lives of young women. Through photos. Sympathetic, intimate, up close. I love it. So that it's briefly sad not to have been born with the opposite sex.
Monday, January 23, 2023Share your thoughts