The Power of Gaze and Body
Acrylic full set and pedicure by M&M Nail Bar Spa
My nails have become a source of confidence for me since the first time I got them done during the summer before freshman year. I have found it interesting how people’s first impressions of me change based on whether or not I have my nails done. The above picture are my nails for college – red for Davidson of course. However, I do know that the implications of me, a white woman, with acrylics and of a Black woman with acrylics are different. Thus, for my non-text piece I wanted to showcase my own nails to acknowledge the power of gaze and body, specifically the power of gaze to change based on the body it looks at.