Forever 14

Forever 14 is a collaboration between five Metro Detroit millennial females seeking to revisit their teen-girlhood through the lens of adulthood. The exhibition utilizes personal mementos, photographs and web-based videos of each girls' lives during the years of 2008-2011. The women involved in this project, now ranging in the ages of 21-23, all experience a form of disconnect from their former, ideal forms, of which they identify as their teenage selves. These disconnects have arisen during the physical changes that accompany womanhood, as well as the stresses involved in reaching adulthood, such as financial independence and matriarchal expectations. This collaborative and ‘ideal’ teenage bedroom is an effort to preserve the physical and digital elements of importance by displaying them in the public sphere to be collectively revisited and documented.