Inclusion: F, A, M
Concept & Research
Our goal is to teach inclusivity to young people to promote kindness and foster an accepting environment. We visited the Strong Museum and were inspired by the colorful and educational interactive experiences. We learned about the importance of play in a child’s learning development.
A is for Accessibility
For this spread I drew on the playful energy of Keith Haring’s art to show that although people that have special needs may require an extra bit of help, it’s because they want the opportunity to enjoy the moment just like everyone else.
F is for Feminism
Feminism means the equality of all genders. That is not the case everywhere in our current society, so feminists advocate for women’s rights to get equal opportunities. Modern Feminism is intersectional - meaning they examine how women’s overlapping identities — including race, class, ethnicity, religion and sexual orientation — impact the way they experience oppression and discrimination. I showcased this by illustrating a diverse group of women standing togther in solidarity.
M is for Microaggression
Kids and even adults aren’t always aware that they can be offensive to other people even when they don’t mean to. I chose to represent microaggressions as mosquitos to highlight how harmful they can be to people, specially to minorities who are statistically more likely to be on the recieving end of microaggressions.
In creating pages for the book “Inclusion: as simple as ABC’s”, I learned how setting too high expectations from myself in the beginning of a project limits my creativity and inhibits me from pivoting to better ideas.
I learned to allow myself to show my mistakes to my team so that they can help me come up with a better solution. I learned to include other people in my design process to overcome personal hurdles and continue doing what I love to do, which is developing visual design.
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