The opportunity for me to come study in Spain came from a scholarship contest with the theme: Design for a Better World. After ruling out themes I could not relate to, I was inspired by a group of street workers in Panama while they shouted obscenities at me. Inspired by conversations with friends who have experienced a similar forms of harassment and the unbearable discomfort it produces inside us all, I went ahead and created a few #GRLPWR 🚺 designs and turned it all in.

It’s all thanks to a good friend, Michelle Khafif, who advised me to further the project, that 3 designs wasn’t enough. She helped me realize my full potential and for that I am eternally grateful. I’ve taken the concept, redesigned the ideas, and this is one of the first finished ones!