“I am not a boy that can ever be defined , I am not Fly , I am Levitation, I represent an entire generation” - Onika Tanya Maraj
As children we are divided into 2 genders, and from that we are assigned a color. Boys are Blue and girls are pink, but why ? Why do we associate these colors to define our kids “gender” ? as a result this causes our children to grow up being identified as something that goes against your freedom of choice and along with that they have to abide a social construct i remember growing up and being attracted to pink colored toys, dolls and etc but i felt restricted to even play with them due to society standards and the how strict the Hispanic community can be. The pink ranger was the only pink toy i felt allowed to have and i cherished that toy forever ! In this series i wanted to give myself the freedom to color all the toys i wished to have as the kid the opposite color . The blue sweater depicts the “Gender Normative “ i was suppose to follow but decided to enjoy being me as colorful as i can be And i feel great ! Be you , and forget what society wants us to be! Because at the end our happiness is worth more than anything else !