Give me dragons, spaceships, strange worlds, wonderful heroics, lionhearted men and women, blinking sunlight, fluttering hearts, green women, elves with silver hair, tree branches stretching skyward, smooth pebbles, the heady smell of a rose, swimming in the sea, underground caves, the magic of fingertips touching for the first time, tree houses, cats whiskers, dashing chivalry, wild adventure, duels, devotion, and a proper tea time.
Project for my Social Psych class last semester. This poster series was created to 1) challenge these internalized stereotypes by bringing them to the viewer’s attention and 2) expand the range of role models by including a diverse group of women. Each poster follows the same basic pattern: a woman who has demonstrated her competency in a particular area refutes the stereotype that appears above her in the form of “Girls can’t …”. While the posters target girls ranging from children to young adults, I expect the message would also cause people outside that demographic to question their own beliefs about women and power. I designed each aspect of the posters with several principles of social psychology in mind: