WHY THIS SUBJECT? This topic is extremely important right now considering the extremely probable overturn of Roe V. Wade in the Supreme Court.
WHAT SHOULD WE KNOW? It became increasingly important to me to make this poster as the semester went on and as the national situation got progressively worse for women. I was inspired by the AfriCOBRA movement to use traditionally feminine colors for this poster as a way to “take them back” as they did with Kool-Aid colors. This is why the dominant colors are pink and purple, and the same concept goes behind the inclusion of flowers, to make the poster “pretty” and “girly”. The background consists of photographs from the speeches and marches for legal and safe abortion from the Roe v Wade era. These were powerful to me because they send recognition back to the women who got it legalized in the first place and show the long struggle for this right to their own bodies. In the overlapping photographs the words on some of the signs were emboldened to reinforce the central message of the poster. From viewing the other posters in class, I knew that making the central message bold and easily visible was important if the goal was to grab attention, so mine is easily legible and bold. The outline of the woman crossing her arms over her womb on the poster is to remind the viewer of the sacred and natural right that a woman has over her own body and what she does with it.
WHAT WAS YOUR TECHNIQUE/PROCESS? Photoshop
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"Save Legal Abortion", ""abortion is a woman's right!", "never again", coat hanger, rallies, protests, women, woman, flowers, pro-choice