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July 11, 2018

DIANE D'COSTA

she, her, hers

College of Arts & Sciences

Class of 2018, Leadership and Public Policy, Youth, and Social Innovation

Diane D’Costa uses her work to explore concepts of masculinity. Juxtaposing muscular men with intimate poses intends to have viewers question t...

July 11, 2018

DIANE D'COSTA

she, her, hers

College of Arts & Sciences

Class of 2018, Leadership and Public Policy, Youth, and Social Innovation

Diane D’Costa uses her work to explore concepts of masculinity. Juxtaposing muscular men with intimate poses intends to have viewers question t...

July 11, 2018

Diane D'Costa uses her work to explore concepts of masculinity. Juxtaposing muscular men with intimate poses intends to have viewers question their understanding of masculine vulnerability and dismantle assumptions of how men are portrayed in art.

June 24, 2017

I’ve got a closet I can’t escape, bruises and scrapes from doing what I love, but when push comes to shove I’m gonna be strong because who I love won’t be wrong. He stares.

June 24, 2017

I find myself in this predicament often /Surrounded by young men /And I whispered, /“Oh gosh, this is my life.”

June 24, 2017

Deep in the dark I hide, That’s where my true self resides.

June 24, 2017

“Pretty Boy” represents how easily gender and gendered language can be reversed into a symbol of pride. It’s reclaiming the term and turning it into a declaration of pride.

June 24, 2017

Melek Taus rebelled against God, but instead of being demonized for it— as he was according to Islam, Christianity, and other faiths—he was deified.

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