This project looks at the growing popularity of genderless fashion. From childhood to adulthood, fashion is used to express personal style and preferences, removing binary gender categorization from apparel allows for greater freedom and ease of expression for people of all genders.
This project focuses on "the second shift" which refers to the double work load mothers take on in their full-time careers outside of the home, as well as in the home (domestic labor). Although there is an increasing number of mothers entering the workforce, there is still a disparity between men and women, in regards to domestic labor.
The notions of gender transgression and gender policing served as the basis for this presentation. Looking at the historical representations in media, major stories in the social awareness of transgender people, and transfeminist politics of the modern era allowed a freedom to look at the roots of trans-misogyny from multiple lenses. I wanted to humanize transgender people and simultaneously address a major question of the day. Namely do trans people have the right to exist in public spaces? This led to several related questions to help frame the issue on a historical and sociological basis and allow a synthesis of the two. I’m also asking why is femininity not more warmly embraced as part of the social justice struggle for gender equality? Why is it seen as inferior to masculinity? Why is gender socialization framed mostly in binary terms instead of acknowledging the variety of gender expression that actually exists? Why is gender fluidity not brought up when discussing gender discrimination? In choosing quotations I wanted to include the best of the writers and theorists from the recent wave of trans activism that has taken place since the 1990s. Additionally, by focusing an entire page on Christine Jorgensen, she is placed at the center of the modern transgender experience where her story belongs. As the first American to receive gender reassignment surgery her impact upon popular culture and trans awareness is staggering, like an atom bomb going off in the middle of the staid cultural landscape of 1950s America.
This zine exposes the unfair treatment of women in Hollywood. It’s an open dialogue of how Hollywood needs to do a better job of providing equal and fair treatment to women, to provide safe work environments, and to offer equal pay.
This project considers recent trends in hip hop music and how feminist influences are shaping the future of music.
At the intersection of feminism and positivity, this zine considers intersectionality in pop culture and entertainment.
A humorous take on some of the issues facing women in the workforce to showcase the ways that the glass ceiling still exists in today’s workforce.
Examines the violence perpetrated against native women through a mixed media presentation of evidence, art, and storytelling.
This considers the media's role in current social issues from a feminist perspective, including representations of femininity, masculinity, dieting, body image and contemporary topics.