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Parsons School of Design MFA Design and Technology program theses2020 ➔ Under the Skin


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Akira Yi-Ting Lee (designer)
Jess Irish (thesis advisor)
Danielle A. Jackson (thesis advisor)


May 3 2020


Under the skin is a series of animations about an inner world of transgender, non-binary and genderqueer people. It is intended to inspire the public to reflect on feelings of this population through their distribution on social media, in order to raise queer pride, solidarity, and compassion for young genderqueer individuals as well as help cisgender friends and family members to understand their struggle and soul. The project started with interviews with 10 genderqueer people with the purpose of understanding the exploration of their identities. After sharing the stories we have been through, we affirmed one another and felt stronger than before. The animations are created to broadcast our emotional narratives by visualizing symbols, which are associated with our experience. I believe sharing the inner powers we have can make the world better.

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