Emerging from the Façade

by Lexi Croft / Garnet & Black

Society influences people to live their lives a certain way, pressuring them to fill a mold that is uncomfortable to most, but convenient for some. The rise of social media trends plays a role in the increase of pressure felt by those who express themselves in “out-of-the-box” ways. The harsh reality is that expressing yourself in inventive ways is complex and dangerous for some. More and more people feel tied down by societal constraints, leading them to put on a façade that does not represent their identity. The visuals represent the suffocation felt by so many as a result. The plastic and fabric represent restriction, preventing people from living authentically. Thus, this story challenges those to reject social convention and emerge from the charade that was forced upon them. Express yourself at your own convenience.