Photo Series Explores The Intense Relationship Between Little Girls And The Color Pink

February 20, 2015 11:06 PM

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Photo Series Explores The Intense Relationship Between Little Girls And The Color Pink

To all the grown women reading this right now, take a moment to travel back in time, back to the days of time-outs, playgrounds and nap times. Was your time as a growing girl sprinkled with an inordinate amount of the color pink? For many young women, pink was a contentious topic in the early years of life, at least as far as colors go. Whether you loved the unabashed hue with a burning passion or loathed it to your core, odds are your miniature self had some very strong opinions on rose, salmon, coral and all other related shades.

In her photography series "My Favorite Color Was Yellow," photographer Kirsty Mackay explores what she calls the "pinkification" that so many young girls face. Although pink itself is seemingly innocuous, the inundation of the ultra-feminized color supplants a child's agency and personal choice at s...

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