Womankind with Ana Prundaru.
Society has its own construction of how women should behave and what kinds of goals they should strive to achieve. These outside reflections on the female gender are in my view limiting the potential of women, by setting up restrictions of what women can achieve on one hand, and insisting on certain conditions women must fulfill to be regarded as real women, on the other.
As a result, women suffer from being unable to meet often-unrealistic expectations of their family, spouses, colleagues and friends, more often than not struggling to familiarize themselves with and make peace with who they truly are.
My collage work attempts to visualize women of all backgrounds, who are trying to find their place in society, as well as break the boundaries created by social construction of gender, so that future generations of women can live a more free and accepted life.
Ana Prundaru, 2017
Ana Prundaru is from Bucharest, Romania. She is an animal rights volunteer and enjoys reading historical and environmental nonfiction. Her visual and literary work can be found in Gargoyle, Journal of Compressed Creative Arts and Calyx, among others.
Discover more of Ana's work on her website.