After having some positive feedback from my tutor, I was happy that the path I was taking for my project was considered positively. As I wrote previously in another post, I strongly believe in the education coming and starting from schools. Schools should enforce the understanding of equality between men and women, boy and girl. I believe that as our education comes also from our parents ideology, that could sometimes be incorrect or totally wrong, schools should prevent that and give a full education on why girls and boys need to be equal in today’s world. With this idea, I was happy to create a non violent or invasive visual language, proper for kids that could be supported by schools and their institutions. A plaque, a pamphlet and a banner that would encourage today’ kids having an open mind and hopefully getting intrigued by the visual language I used.
“children’s books also have a serious cultural responsibility — they capture young minds and plant in them the seeds that blossom into beliefs about what is socially acceptable, what is right and wrong, and what is possible. This weight of possibility is both a blessing and a burden, given the terrible track record children’s books have of celebrating diversity — both ethnically and in terms of gender norms. Only 31 percent of children’s books feature female heroines, and even those consistently purvey limiting gender expectations; of the 3,200 children’s books published in 2013, a mere 93 were about black people. The ones that fully embrace cultural diversity or empower girls are few and far between, to say nothing of those rare specimens that get girls excited about science”…
…”Four years after the historic moon landing, as the world was falling in love with space exploration, the education arm of the Xerox Corporation published Blast Off(public library) — an extraordinarily imaginative little book by two women writers, Linda C. Cain and Susan Rosenbaum, illustrated by the legendary duo Leo and Diane Dillon, best-known for illustrating the most popular edition of Madeleine L’Engle’s A Wrinkle in Time.
I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark
Written by Debbie Levy | Illustrated by Elizabeth Baddeley
…”Ruth Bader grew up during the 1940s in Brooklyn, New York’s multicultural neighborhood. It was a time when boys were educated for jobs and bright futures while girls were expected to marry and raise children. Ruth’s mother, Celia Amster Bader, however, “thought girls should also have the chance to make their mark on the world.” She introduced Ruth to books in which she discovered women who used their strength, courage, and intelligence to do big things”…
And the last example of many would be of course the extraordinary book” Good Night stories for rebels girls” which of course I have bought 🙂 https://youtu.be/b2BhCPTp7Oo