Free Your Flaws

Lexi Williams, Reporter

Earlier this month, February 1-5, Chelsea High female students participated in the #freeyourflaws movement.
Zoë Gage, Chelsea High senior, proposed the idea of free your flaws to some of her friends.
Kirby Grace, Becca Jones, Ashton Crihfield, Ally Pulmano, Sabrina White, and Paige Marovich were some of the eight models featured on Zoë’s Instagram. Gage has a photography account where she posted the photos. The girls held signs that had one of their insecurities on it and went without makeup or editing.
Ninth grader Allison Bishop gave her opinion on the movement. “I think it is a great way to be an activist for flawed beauty. In society, you get told you’re not beautiful if you do not have pretty under eye circles. So you buy expensive concealer all because you are told its not beautiful if you have them. Women and men should accept their own flaws.”
All in all, society tells women that they are not beautiful unless they fit a certain mold. Makeup, editing, and other ‘fixer-uppers’ help women and girls fit that mold. This movement can help girls reach a certain level of self-acceptance.