Dolls with Secrets

I have been working on this art project for a while and it's finally done!

I made these dolls to represent different kinds of young women. Each one "speaks" when you squeeze her middle. They say pretty intense, painful things we don't often acknowledge that young women carry around inside their often-carefully-crafted exteriors. I got the text from a real live young woman who had written a list of about 50 secrets and other painful things in her LiveJournal. I've digitized the voices for now, although I'd ultimately like to have real women speak the words. 

Here are some shots of the bodies in progress.

Here are the finished dolls. Click to see their names and what they say.