Women's Reproductive Rights Pin Series
Software Used: Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop
To raise awareness of women’s reproductive rights, I wanted to showcase the beauty of the uterus, female power, and the undeniable power women hold.
Brainstorming & Sketches
To raise awareness based on a global issue, I wanted to design something small, but also stood out and had an important message behind it. I decided to brainstorm different issues in today's society. I created a chart and let my mind write down a list of issues I’m both familiar with and unfamiliar with. I came up with my top 3 ideas but ultimately ended up working with women’s reproductive issues since it’s constantly an issue that flies under the radar.
I came up with a few ideas on different issues surrounding women’s reproductive rights such as; birth control, menstrual, and women empowerment. Because this is a series of pins, I wanted to have sketches representing those different issues.
"Queen Uterus" is about showcasing the power that the uterus holds. Because of the rising issue of reproductive rights, sexual assault, and more, it's known that these are commonly controlled by men. A women's rights should not be under the control of a man.
Women are incredibly strong, and I wanted to showcase that in this first design. Placing the uterus on a roman-like pedestal shows power, strength, and courage.
"It's Natural & Beautiful"
"It's Natural & Beautiful" showcases the beauty of menstruation. To many, it seems disturbing and gross, but it's very natural for women.
Menstruation is one of the worst times for women; bloating, cramping, blood, mood swings, and more. Every month, for an entire week, women deal with this for years and years. It's incredible how strong women are in not showing the pain and pushing through their days.
"Power & Strength"
"Power & Strength" showcases that women are vigilant, strong, and courageous.
It's not just based on women's reproductive rights, but also basic rights. Women struggle still today with equal rights, whether it be in the workforce or citizenship, it is still a common issue us women are still fighting for.
With how much women deal with on a daily (misogyny, sexualized, talked down to, etc), I wanted to emphasize women standing up for themselves, showcasing not only their strength but also their endurance.