A PERFORMANCE OF THE AMERICAN BEAUTY STANDARD
"For I conclude that the enemy is not lipstick, but guilt itself; that we deserve lipstick, if we want it, AND free speech; we deserve to be sexual AND serious--or whatever we please; we are entitled to wear cowboy boots to our own revolution."
― Naomi Wolf, author of The Beauty Myth
A tribute to all of the women who have to use their femme identities to be taken seriously.
To those who deserve to be heard with or without paint,
who make a choice that leaves a mark.
To the people who take the extra moment to put on lipstick-
I salute your part in the beauty effort.
America, the beautiful.
Performed by Chloe Higginbotham
Music- Eli Green's Cakewalk written by Sadie Koninsky, 1898- One of the few female Ragtime composers.
Played by Vess Ossman on the banjo, Cylinder Recording, 1904.
Filmed by Rachael Katz at Headquarters,
Featured in Cluster Mag's Issue 3: Not-Men, May, 2013.