Parsons School of Design
BFA Communication Design
Thesis 2013 was created to showcase women’s issues and experiences. My only goal is to start a conversation. Equality is not a partisan issue and should be addressed in an apolitical way, which is why I chose to focus on facts. The fact is women are poorer than men and are promoted less, despite their qualifications. Women currently hold 3.8 percent of Fortune 500 CEO positions, even though they’ve graduated from college at a higher rate than men since the early 1980s, currently earning 58.7 percent of all college degrees, including the majority of all bachelors, doctorates and masters degrees. Women are underrepresented both in politics and the media, making up only 17 percent of congress and only holding sixteen percent of influential Hollywood jobs, including cinematography, writing, directing and editing. This disproportion is not due to a lack of women workers, as forty-seven percent of the United States work force is female, seventy-three percent of those women working full-time jobs. Roles that are considered feminine such as housework and motherhood are automatically considered ‘less than.’ Women are frequently abused and mistreated and as a result, it’s hard for us to feel safe. On average someone is sexually assaulted in the U.S every two minutes, the vast majority of these cases being women. And while these statistics vary from country to country, the inequality is universal. Women are responsible for two-thirds of the work worldwide, yet make ten percent of the income and own one percent of the property. I want to do my best to change this and to make sure both daughters and sons have an equal chance at life.

Jonathan Abbo

Nick Abreu

Silao AJ Afano

Amel Afzal

Jeongkyun Ahn

Frederico Afrange de Andrade

Cynthia Bacall

Piper Black

Shravika Bothra

Zipporah Burman

John Bussiere

Noelle Campbell

Susana Castro

Nate Cepis

Yi-Shan Chang

Lisa Seoyeon Cho

Paul Jay Choe

Sara Chou

Saiq'a S. Chowdhury

Iee Deun Eden Chung

Caitlin Clingman

Evon Coleman

Rachel Cutler

James Czyz

Mae Decena

Stephanie De Jesús

Jonathan De La Rosa

Carlos De León

Kristie DeLouise

Dawa Dolma

Erica Efstratoudakis

Alexis Dawn Ely

Beril Esin

Sofia Falcon

Francisco Flores

Erik Freer

Ying Joyce Fu

Carina Giacomelli

Ermioni Giakou

Isabel Castillo Guijarro

Alex Hack

Shaobo Han

Paulina Ho

Lauren Hodges

Jenny Holt

Vicky Huang

Jess Hutchison

Joanna Izzo

Hasita Kamlesh

Elizabeth Kenney

SoJung Kim

Jihae Kim

Michelle H. Kim

MJ Minjung Kwon

Alleson Lai

Alfred Lam

Yejin Lee

Michael Leng

Christina Lu

Chris Lunney

Maketa Mabane

Amanda Maduri

Sara Maier

Tara Mann

Jenn Martins

Caroline Mathews

Andrew McCausland

Anna McKendrick

Bryan Meador

Melanie Mencarelli

Julio Montás

Jenni Mällinen

Burak Nehbit

My Nguyen

Jacqueline Oh

Melisa Ozkan

Boram Park

Caroline Partridge

Xing Hai Piao

Brenna Pladsen

Stephanie Porzio

Rocco Rada

Jay Ramirez

Joelle Riffle

Elizabeth Rodriguez

Yvonne Romano

Juan Carlos Santos Andrade

Ariel Scala-Perykasz

Shelly Seroussi

Betty Shang

Leslie Shapiro

Jennifer Haesoo Shim

Jeemin Shim

Amos Shin

Ben Shotwell

Robyn Silev

Nika Simovich

Axel Hammarskiöld Spendrup

Lesley Sakinah Steele

Naomi Sundberg

Britt Tapsall

Sabina Telagis

Daniel Bogre Udell

Azalea Vaseghi

Will Warner

Courtney Wells

Belinda Whiteman

Bryce Williams

Anita Wong

Chu-yi Wu

Giselle Nari Wynn

Katherine Yaksich

Kyungwon Yang

Emily Zhong

Michael Zoppo