Sidra completes the four-member group of individuals with whom I had not previously worked prior to shooting this project. As with the others, I contacted Sidra via Instagram and introduced the concept. She expressed excitement towards being involved, and we proceeded to make arrangements to meet in order to discuss the subject of insecurities.
Our meeting initially began at a Starbucks in St. Catherines, but I felt it far too quiet to comfortably discuss such a personal topic so we relocated to her car for more privacy.
In addition to her wishing for a larger bust and working towards more definition from her abdominal muscles, the physical feature causing Sidra to be most insecure are her teeth. The ones appearing along her lower jaw are not as straight as the teeth appearing along the upper jaw, and she finds this creates a less attractive smile. I can attest to the fact she’s very smiley in person, but there are still moments when she will raise her hand to cover her mouth in instances of extreme laughter. She admits she’s also conscious of her smile in the presence of a camera. When taking photos, for example, an explicit effort is sometimes made to keep a closed-mouth smile if smiling at all.