While some of these images may be unpleasnt or even grotesque to some, I think they shine an important light on the beauty practices women endure daily in order to fit into society's construct of beauty.
"The Monstrous Feminine critically examines the value society places on vanity, consumerism and the pursuit of perfection and eternal youth. This work holds a mirror to the rituals and processes women engage in response to these paradigms."-Jessica Ledwich
See more of Jessica's work, here.