Who is Your Shero?
As a little girl I grew up learning a set of rules: I should aspire for marriage, but be independent. I should be emotional, but not crazy. I should speak my mind, but not make anyone uncomfortable. I should be sexy, but modest. As a young woman, I'm trying to unlearn everything. Being a woman is a battlefield of ambiguities and contradictions. For Women's History Month, I collected stories from people who were inspired by a woman. The women honored ranged from their moms to Michelle Obama. Every day in March I illustrated and shared a story answering "Who is Your Shero?" This was a celebration of strong women and an oral history of what it means to be a woman.
This work is featured as part of the 2017 Alumni Exhibition: “Ambiguities/Innuendoes? Go Fish.”, on view at the Stamps Gallery in Ann Arbor. Check the exhibition page for dates, times, and hours.