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Chloe Higginbotham

media maker_educator_critic

I AM FOCUSED IN MEDIA CRITICISM, ANALYSIS AND LITERACY. I SEEK TO SPARK CONVERSATION AND DEVELOP NEW PERSPECTIVES THROUGH  INSTALLATION AND EXPLANATION. 

ACTIVE MEDIA SKEPTIC.

CONSTANT CRITIC.

QUICK TO QUESTION.

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AMERICAN BEAUTY

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.
You are 
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,

Northampton, MA

Featured in Cluster Mag's Issue 3: Not-Men, May, 2013.

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