Dear Body

Packaging/ Branding/ Interactive Card Game, 2021

In creating Dear Body, I wanted to explore a way to promote body positivity, connection and understanding surrounding our perceptions of the physical self. As a woman of color growing up in a predominantly white and conservative suburb, I struggled with the mere idea of loving myself and my body because of how different I looked from others. There was a huge lack of understanding and representation of people that looked like me, which made me feel less connected to my peers as well as myself. Dear Body is an interactive, conversational card game filled with questions that are meant to address these topics of body image and conversations that can be difficult to start, let alone navigate and amplify. I believe that vulnerability and willingness to learn can lead to community and within community lies love and acceptance. Dear Body is for any person that wants to explore these tough topics and open up a conversation with others or within themselves to heal and nourish a love for their beautiful bodies.