Chung Man Yi, Jody 鍾敏怡
Skin, the soft outer tissue covering of vertebrates, has three main functions: protection, regulation, and sensation. I think skin is our second life and a healthy skin can make people look younger and prettier. Skin, therefore, is important to humankind, to women especially. There is a Chinese saying, “A girl will doll herself up for him who loves her”.
Under our fragile skin, we cover up our conflicted sensations. For example, it is uncommon for women to speak out about their obsessions and lust. Perhaps this is because of moral rules or other traditional ideologies. I think, however, there is no reason to reject the inner-self. I instead, we should proudly tell others who we really are.