In an effort to sort through my own high school experience as a cheerleader - I returned to my hometown, and created The Spirit Squad with the current high school cheer team. With The Spirit Squad, I offer a different perspective of what it looks like to be a high school cheerleader among a sea of sexualized movies and images of high school girls. I want to celebrate that young women don’t have to subscribe to whatever box they feel they’ve been placed in. Clothing takes center stage, as it was an outlet for me to express exactly who I was without having to answer to any boxes. I had each girl tell me a secret no one else on the squad knew about, which are the quoted passages that accompany many images (secrets don't coincide to the girl pictured). I wanted to assert the right for young girls to be complex.