Modern Feminist Experience
The “modern woman” needs to balance all which life throws at her while following her desire to be an individual. With society’s continuously contradicting messages on what a woman is meant to be, each woman is forced into the balancing act of her work, her family, her desires and her personal identity. By exploring the stresses faced by women daily, I intend to establish connections between gender, mental health and the concept of self as defined by the philosopher Plato. With this information in mind, my senior thesis is an experience installation based on the discomfort of daily stressors and how this impacts the development of female identity.