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Do you think I’m pretty? (S2 Ep. 6)
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Do you think I’m pretty? (S2 Ep. 6)

How are the people online so perfect? Will the boys at school like me? How do I prevent wrinkles? Growing up means change. And the change you go through on the outside can be just as dramatic and as perspective-altering as the change you go through on the inside.

In this episode, Victoria talks to Sara Amar, a junior in college who exudes self-assurance, to discover her secret to seemingly unwavering confidence and Rebecca Boylan, an English professor who incidentally assigned The Picture of Dorian Gray, sparking the inspiration for this episode. If you're not familiar, the novel by Oscar Wilde is about a young man who switches places with a portrait of himself, allowing his physical being to remain young while the painting grows old. Would you wish to stay forever young? Are beauty and youth inherently intertwined? In this episode, Victoria poses these questions, and both Sara and Professor Boylan take their shots at answering. Listen as both guests discuss their relationships with their physical appearances, the role of beauty standards in their lives, and their thoughts on aging. 

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Growing Up is Timeless - Despite changing times, we are all bound together by our never-ending journeys of growth as we encounter love, identity, tragedy and other markers of a life fully lived. Each StarkMarkings episode features two interviews, one coming of age story from the past and one from the present. By placing these narratives in conversation, our mission is to reach across cultural and generational divides and bring people together. Subscribe to our newsletter: https://starkmarkings.substack.com/ Intro/Outro Music Credits: Andres Alfonso