Staring at Darling

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Staring At Darling by Emma MeyersI made this piece with a photograph of my own eye and lots of editing. By the time I had finished trying to achieve an aesthetic, it ended up being about me. It ended up being about how even when I don’t feel beautiful, I can create something beautiful of my body. Not in the sense that I need Photoshop, but in the sense that all bodies are art, which is an affirmation I wanted to share.

Emma Meyers is a member of the class of 2027 at Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania. She writes and makes many types of art, but her love for all of it stems from her love of filmmaking. She was a member of Generation Next with the Santa Fe New Mexican, and has written several pieces for the National Women’s History Museum in Washington, D.C. Her writing has also been featured in Heroica, The Ibis, The Decameron Project, The Spectre Review, and more. Her films have screened in New York and New Mexico, with one showing in a 2022 festival in Portugal. One of her most recent short films won the Sci-fi/Fantasy category in the Film Prize Jr New Mexico contest. Her writing now also features in Bryn Mawr’s Spoon Fed Sketch Comedy’s sketches. She recently realized that a lot of her work has subconsciously been about recovery, queerness, and being a bad driver.