The Domiciles Project



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Based on the society we live in now, girls and guys feel like they must fit into societies standards of "perfect". The Barbie side of the door represents a girls childhood and playing with her barbies. During your childhood, girls and guys that have played with barbies start to realize the difference between their bodies and the Barbie's bodies and growing up as Barbie being the idea of "perfect", which makes children judge their bodies at such a young age. As a child grows and develop into a teenager, their minds began to change and the idea of a perfect body is still Barbie. Certain teens will start the beginning of a long eating disorder or depression to try and make themselves perfect, just like Barbie. The girl throwing up on the other side of the door shows a teenager trying to fit into the standards of "perfect" and look like Barbie. The girls shows an eating disorder, such as anorexia or bulimia. This disorder can follow a teenager through life and hurt them physically and mentally. The door shows a deeper meaning if you think about it. Society has changed the way teens look at their bodies and has started to make a major impact on the world today. The door shows the girls childhood going down the drain, from playing with barbies to making yourself throw up or starving yourself to look like her.

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