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A Creative Pool project by Flora Bai (United States)

1|1 is a visual essay about a girl who has a mirror on her face. She has failed to get back to who she really is because of social recognitions and self-expectations that were put upon her. The character is a reflection of myself, an extreme people-pleaser. One day I realized that I was not only wearing masks to increase chances of making people like me, but also losing my identity in the process. I kept torturing myself by saying that I was not good enough, but nothing is ever enough.