"Just a Woman"
Date created: 2022
My role: Graphic designer
Design tools: Adobe Illustrator
About the project: "Just a Woman" is a passion project that addresses the gender discrimination and sexism in Central Asia. The ability to refuse is a sign of power, and for many women in my home, we have had this power stripped away from us. Culture and history have created such a constricted role for us that they no longer have the power to refuse the fate others have written for us. This woman, in traditional Uzbek clothes, stares defiantly through the hastily scribbled blindfold and refuses to listen, to conform. By refusing, she takes her power and agency back, and can move through life freely.