Size Doesn’t Matter

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Julie Klaper, a Charleston artist, will showcase her dress designs in a show called Size Is Just A Number on March 19 at MUSC. Each of her 11 dresses vary in size, are embroidered and appliqued with information concerning how women perceive their bodies, and help express those perceptions. Klaper’s designs will be on display from March 1-31 and will be modeled by MUSC students during a lecture on March 19. According to the press release, “Eating disorders have a high fatality rate than any other psychological disorder. Over 40 percent of first- through third-grade girls want to be thinner.” Klaper, like so many other people in America, is trying to teach girls and women that being a size zero doesn’t mean you’re any prettier than being a size 14. —Emma Hart

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