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This is a self-portrait of @TEDFellow and artist Uldus Bakhtiozina. In it, she embodies the Triskele, a Celtic symbol representing a triple spiral with various meanings. Uldus’s work is often inspired by classic fairy tales, and her self portraits are no different. She creates them to explore alternative identities and comment on the cliches of modern womanhood. “I love to become a different person in front of the camera,” she says. “My self-portraits are a mirror which shows me another version of myself, existing somewhere else, having another life.” To learn more about @uldusss’s work and the art of self-portraiture, visit go.ted.com/selfportrait

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2017.11.30. 05:03
No awareness pics of the slave trade?


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2017.11.30. 08:12
@charleemoseley @youreawizardimawhat I thought you might dig


2017.11.30. 09:49
That's a bit creepy. ☺


2017.11.30. 10:55
Inspiration from Celtic myths and fairy-tales - really cool! Will remember the artist, thank you!


2017.11.30. 12:31
I like it ! 🙂


2017.11.30. 12:54
We whites weren’t celts or Viking Or any


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2017.11.30. 14:06
Ah yes. I remember something similar in Total Recall.


2017.11.30. 14:43
@kalanipickhart oooooooooh yes


2017.11.30. 17:00
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2017.11.30. 17:00
YAS @emilygibs


2017.11.30. 18:35
That pic is a trip. Pretty cool 😎 👏🏻


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2017.11.30. 22:04
Love itt 👌


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2017.12.01. 17:18
Spider lady


2017.12.01. 18:01
Only one who thinks Squidward.


2017.12.02. 04:47
🚨🚨Stay safe this weekend! Lots of DUI Checkpoints, know where thanks to @mrcheckpoint_ 👮🚔


2017.12.02. 04:51
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2017.12.02. 07:10
The only person that actually really has 2 left feet 😂😂😭😭😭 @saaranishat


2017.12.02. 11:44
Fascinating one 😀


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2017.12.03. 00:10
Which leg is fake


2017.12.03. 06:55
Inspiring lady


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2017.12.03. 09:50
@alyssaaphillips thx for being my third leg


2017.12.03. 10:00
@ethanjay13 do u know what I mean by a third leg...


2017.12.03. 12:44
@alyssaaphillips yeh ik... still trying to work out why u wanted to


2017.12.03. 18:14
Tim Allen is all dogs.


2017.12.04. 21:51
@lisaastein 😂😂😂😂😂😂


2017.12.05. 03:47
This is such a beautiful picture and love her talk!


2017.12.05. 20:16
Call home please.


2017.12.05. 21:27
Weird but cool


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2017.12.12. 18:13
Brilliant concept and beautiful tones!



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