Woman: A Feminist Zine

Woman is a 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 zine was to expose my view on feminism, based in all the collected contents: a universe of pictures, a collection of quotes and graphic compositions that 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 they simply more aware that, in a changing world, with the possibility of pursuing all human rights, they can fight for and achieve equality?

Of course we've noticed long ago how unequally we've been treated since the beggining of time, that’s not the point. 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 younger generations, 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? Another chance for equality? A new chance for justice? A new chance for total freedom?

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Woman is composed by two main categories: woman and issues, each category divided in four and seven chapters, accordingly. In the end, there's a playlist of videos and music 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 in construction in all her different sides.

I hope that no matter your gender, age, race, or social status, you can understand and recognize how valid and meaningful freedom is for us.

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