Emily Bray

Impasta Italiano

by Emily Bray

Do you ever find yourself thinking, “I’m a fake,” “I don’t deserve to be here,” or “I’m not smart enough to be here?” If so, you’re not alone. These persistent thoughts are often described as Impostor Syndrome. When someone has Impostor Syndrome, they experience repeated feelings or thoughts that they are incompetent or not good enough, despite evidence to the contrary. “Impasta Italiano” invites viewers to dine on the strategies to navigate the challenges that come with impostor syndrome and embrace their authentic capabilities.

Printed “Take Out Menus” that attendees can take home with them to have on hand when they feel like impostors.


Through a creative and pun-filled approach, exhibition viewers will learn how to reframe their negative thinking by normalizing failure and challenging negative thoughts by objectively evaluating accomplishments and skills, rather than relying solely on feelings of inadequacy. They will also learn to investigate what they can find out to be true about themselves and their capabilities: and through that, the transformative mechanisms of personal growth that can arise as a result of cultivating resilience against negative and false impostor feelings.



 Meet Your Designer

Emily Bray is a graphic designer, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Graphic Design, and a Bachelor of Journalism degree in Advertising and Public Relations from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

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