EmMa – FOR SHE IS SEEN
Which student are you?
Name of School
Grade / Year in School
Location (City, State/Province, Country)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
If you identify with an ethnicity or culture(s), which one or ones do you identify with?
Dutch Indonesian Canadian
What is the name of your legal guardian/parent (if under 18)?
Please provide contact information for your legal guardian/parent (if under 18)
What are your social media accounts (TikTok, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, Facebook)?
Instagram: @emmaeatingsoup Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/user150150543
Please select type of project you are entering
What is the title of your project?
FOR SHE IS SEEN
Please tell us about your submission (maximum 600 words)
'For She is Seen' is heavily inspired by the ‘The Feminist Art movement'. It takes inspiration from the driving forces of iconic female artists and their bold and brave approach to changing the male-dominated art public spheres and making a new narrative for women artists. This short film aims to contribute to the breaking of the many taboos within female sexuality and advocates for individual self-expression and the female collective as a supportive community. Liberation is the key to de-stigmatizing taboo words, topics, and bodies. The intention is to empathize and connect women through their shared experiences with their bodies and sexualities.
What is something you learned about patriarchy and what is something you would like to change about what you learned?
I learned that the patriarchy is a systemic and cultural issue that is engrained in our societies. Although we have come along way in the progression to creating community that is more equitable and equal for women, there is still deep rooted patriarchal discourse seen in the workplace, family, and in society. I believe that the unconscious and conscious acts of allowing the patriarchy to build a hierarchy in society is a habit that bleeds into generations of people. I also believe that it is a habit people can unlearn. I feel like it will always be an uphill battle, but as long as we keep the conversations open, continue to educate and inspire, hopefully each generation will become less influenced by the patriarchy and stigmas about women will decrease.
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