September 1, 2021

What Is Intelligent and What Is Not?

Leah Phillips

A Disappointing Attempt at Approval, 2021

This piece describes the feeling of not being good enough and no matter how hard you try and how far you push yourself sometimes people are still disappointed. It is about the journey to self acceptance and realising you’re opinions, values or choices aren’t about pleasing other people. It explores the idea of what society believes is intellectual and what it doesn’t.