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THE FE­MALE FORM by Am­ber Vit­to­ria­bervit­to­

A con­tin­u­ous personal pro­ject, The Fe­male Form ad­dresses ideas of fem­i­nin­ity and aims to break the no­tion of an ‘ideal phys­i­cal fe­male.’ Il­lus­tra­tor Am­ber Vit­to­ria was in­spired to cre­ate the se­ries af­ter watch­ing her teenage cousin send self­ies on Snapchat as she si­mul­ta­ne­ously stated how ugly she felt she looked. “She wanted thin­ner eye­brows, straighter hair, shaved legs and more makeup,” says Vit­to­ria, adding that the pro­ject aims to “ac­cen­tu­ate the beauty in va­ri­ety and in­di­vid­u­al­ity to com­bat this neg­a­tive self re­flec­tion.” Al­though Vit­to­ria says the most chal­leng­ing as­pect of the work has been to fo­cus on just one as­pect of wom­an­hood in each piece, she is amazed at how her work has been re­ceived, say­ing: “It has res­onated with and im­pacted peo­ple I may never get to meet in per­son, and that has been the most won­der­ful out­put.”

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