Retail Therapy

I am exploring the relationship between personal trauma, consumerism, and environmental trauma. During my early undergraduate years, I would go shopping almost everyday after classes. The act of purchasing clothing gave me a sense of control of my life and that led to an accumulation of clothing in my closet. I would donate perfectly fine articles of clothing to create more space in my home. This cycle of purchasing and donating is how my personal traumas is transferred to the environment. Since not every clothing get to the hands of those in need, it ended up creating pollution.




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