Photo of the day: Cecilia’s Pointe Shoes


This week’s photo series is “CELEBRATE WOMEN” — directed by Nicole Chan, with support from other talented photographers. Women respond to the question “What empowers you?” in these raw, minimalist portraits.

“My dance shoes empower me because they support me when I dance, extending my strength and giving me the confidence to present myself before others. They also enable me to communicate with others in another way, expressing my emotions through dance movements. They encourage me to explore my potential, and give me power.”

Cecilia Cai, photographed by Daisy Qianyi Chen, Shanghai, China, 2018

Follow the series on Instagram @celebratewomenseries

Nicole Chan
    Nicole is a Shanghai-based mixed medium artist. She draws inspiration from Japanese animation, fantasy novels, and pop surrealism, and often incorporates self-made costumes and props. Chan believes in the power of visual arts as a mechanism for storytelling and social change. Her work has been recognized by educational and non-governmental institutions, and she is currently working as Associate Creative Director at LearningLeaders. For more visit nicolechan.org

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