I really like these before and after portraits of burlesque performers by Sean Scheidt (link NSFW). They’re a compelling reminder that people are more complex than our initial impression based on their appearance might be, and encourage me as a writer to give my characters many, and sometimes surprising, facets.
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Eileen Maksym studied philosophy at Yale and theology at Boston College, and now uses both to write science fiction. Currently she is an academic nomad, following her astrophysicist husband around the world, two kids in tow. When not writing or kid wrangling, Eileen is a hopeless fangirl. She can be found on Twitter (@eileenmaksym) squeeing over her favorite shows, most of which involve famous detectives, dashing time travelers, and creatures that are never, ever referred to as zombies. View all posts by eileenmaksym