Isabella Perez

Isabella Perez, Mundelin, IL, Pivot Point Academy

While her mom, aunt and uncle owned a salon, it was the theatre production of “War Paint” that inspired Isabella to consider whether make-up helps free women or enslaves them to maintain an image. In her video, Isabella notes social media is helping to liberate women from conventional notes of beauty. “Beauty is expressive, unique, courageous, and freeing,” says Isabella.