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Just Because You DON’T Wear Makeup, That Doesn’t Mean You Don’t Like Yourself

This post comes as an immediate response to my previous post “Just Because I Wear Makeup, That Doesn’t Mean I Don’t Like Myself”. I received a response to that post that made me realize that some clarification was needed, and though I realize that there was no real harm in this person’s response, I still …

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Confidence vs. Pride

I was recently asked by Arielle Lee Bair to write a guest post for her blog on Confidence. Here it is: “Self-love lies as the ground of love; but the paradoxical passion of self-love when at its highest pitch wills precisely its own downfall.” -Søren Kierkegaard Pride: “A high or inordinate opinion of one’s own …

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The ‘Ethics’ of Photoshop

Here’s a paper I wrote in February 2012 for my Computing for Communications class on Photoshop and ethical boundaries. The use of Photoshop to edit and ‘enhance’ images is controversial to say the least. As activists hold a magnifying glass (sometimes literally) against these images in order to investigate how and to what extent reality …

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