WOMAN — A feminist zine
WOMAN is a feminist zine idealized as the second project of Editorial Design, a subject of my Communication Design course in college.
It came about due to my enthusiasm and interest for feminism and the social implications of being a woman in the current world.
The first intent of this fanzine was to expose my view on feminism, based in all the collected contents: a universe of pictures, a collection of quotes and some graphic compositions that somehow explain the philosophy behind some of women’s struggles and realities.
It seems that the word feminism, and the feminist movement are in vogue these days. Why is that? Are women more vulnerable now than they were in the past few decades? Or are women simply more aware that in a changing world, with the possibility of pursuing never ending rights, they should fight for their ultimate right of equality?
I think women have noticed long ago how unequally they have been treated since the beggining of time, that’s not the point anymore. The point is that the number of strong female figures, celebrities, and personalities in the media is growing. And so is their exposure. They’ve become role models for the younger generation, and that is a major shift in society.
So, is it fair to say that we might be going through a new age of emancipation like we did in the 20s? A new chance for total equality? A new chance for total justice? A new chance for total freedom?
WOMAN is composed by two main categories: woman and issues, each category divided in four and seven chapters, accordingly. In the end, there is a playlist of videos and music that I felt would complement this zine. You’re probably wondering why the usage of html elements in typography. I somehow found in these elements the idea of several parts, and codes that give shape to a whole. the same way a woman is the construction of all different sides.
I hope that no matter your gender, age, race, or social status, you can understand and recognize how valid and meaningful this quest for equality is for women.
Beatriz Fialho © 2020