“You think I’m just a doll. A doll that’s pink and light. A doll you can arrange any way you like. You’re wrong. Very wrong. What you think of me is only a ghost of time. I am dangerous. And I will show you just how dark I can be.”– Harley Quinn
“You really put the ‘fun’ in funeral”– Harley Quinn
Harley Quinn, often just dismissed as the Joker’s girlfriend, is quite a deep character. She goes from being a psychologist in training to being a dangerous villain. She is more than just a destructive pretty face though, I have always felt that she is a sort of antihero. Harley Quinn is tragic in all its beauty. She is mad, she is intelligent, she is happy and free, and she is broken. I can relate to the antihero tendencies because I often feel like I am the antihero in my own story.
I picked a Harley Quinn theme for my picture this week not only because I can relate to the antihero theme. The erratic behaviour, the forced on smile, the fun yet deep character, all that is me. A lot times, my pictures are described as bold, sassy, strong, powerful. I can seem that way, yes. But there is also a tenderness, a gentleness in me. I think I have been able to capture that there is more than what first meets the eye in every person in these pictures. My take on Harley Quinn is both a statement, a contribution to Sinful Sunday’s H prompt, and a hommage to all the misunderstood women out there.