In a society where we are consuming large amounts of media, young girls are being bombarded with images of an “ideal” body. They are being taught that their self worth is tied directly to their appearance. Nearly half of all three- to six-year-old girls worry about being fat.
These are pictures from my graphic design senior capstone project at MTSU. As a graphic design student, we are required to showcase a campaign addressing a social issue of our choice in the school’s gallery. I knew I wanted to talk about how women are represented in media and the negative consequences on young girls. I chose to do that through an educational children’s show called Zoey and Friends. Through posters, a pop-up book, an interactive website, and a 30 second animation, I hoped to help young girls understand that we all come in different shapes, sizes, and colors.