The Sapphic Project allows for a more comfortable environment for those coming of age or in their early adult years to form an accepting relationship within themselves and their sexuality; to understand that the influences formed by the skewed representation of sapphics.
Artist/Thesis Statement
As a queer girl newly discovering her sexuality, one deterrent in my journey to self-acceptance was the lack of positive media about sapphic individuals. Sapphic is an umbrella term for women who love other women, such as lesbians, bisexual women, pansexual women, as well as feminine aligning non-binary person. Our representation in widespread consumed forms of media is overly sexualized and made to be viewed through a male lens. More often than not, this representation contains infidelity, highly sexual and predatory themes. As someone coming to terms with the idea of loving differently, it was hard to believe that my existence was not predatory or overtly sexual. More often than not, when you are coming of age, one of the most important feelings is the feeling of belonging somewhere. The Sapphic Project creates a safer environment for those coming of age or in their early adult years to form an accepting relationship within themselves and their sexuality. It encourages them to understand that the influences formed by the skewed representation of sapphics do not necessarily mean that they should fall into the same category. It is a community space for sapphic individuals to control how the world sees them. Designs ranging from subtle to obvious, running the gamut from boldly saying "I'm gay!" to subtly having hints of sapphic love in them that only other sapphics would notice. The Sapphic Project provides a virtual haven for sapphics to have ways to show their uniqueness to those who will accept them while maintaining their safety and comfort.
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