Y()U is a team project (Brooke Thyng, Rachel Minier, Chris Fodge and I) in collaboration with John Hopkins University.
While binge-watching ‘Orange is the New Black’ turned out to be time well spent when we saw the episode where everyone was provided with mirror and told to look at their body parts. This we thought could be a good entry point into the project.
We conducted a workshop with girls from around schools in Baltimore. The purpose of the workshop was to understand the materials on puberty that are already available to them.
As a powerful way to distribute information about changing and growing bodies, a simple mirror supplements the classic diagram used to teach girls about their vulvas.