Fatherless is a book composed of 17 anonymous submissions from adult fatherless individuals who share their experiences with fatherlessness and how it has affected them psychologically. Although the U.S. Census Bureau states that more than 1 in 4 are affected by this rising social problem, it is not necessarily a topic that everyone feels comfortable openly discussing with others. Knowing how this feels based on my own experience, I wanted to give an opportunity to those who are affected by fatherlessness to share their stories… even if it was anonymous.
This project started with a question, it being “what are the psychological effects of fatherlessness?”. After conducting thorough research, my question kind of answered but not to the extent that I was expecting. I noticed that studies focusing on fatherlessness was very broad in terms of defining the term, therefore leading to very broad results. In the end, the research sparked more questions that needed answering and I believed that the only way I could get these answers was by asking other fatherless individuals myself. When publishing the Call for Submissions, I asked participants to answer and elaborate on the following questions: “what are the circumstances in which you became fatherless?” and “how has being fatherless affected you psychologically?”.
period. is a period preparation kit for prepubescent girls which includes the essentials to maneuver their first period: daytime and nighttime pads, painkillers and a heating pad. Although periods are natural, there is still a stigma that surrounds them even today. period. aims to break this stigma, which is what influences the direct name and choice of colour palette: something which is usually avoided in the design of period products.