I finished the first draft of the book inspired by the Short girl problems tweets. I enjoyed it so much that I want to continue working on it. I am very pleased with the outcome so far, however I want to add much more content to the book. I have illustrated the entire book and enjoyed it much more than I though I would. I am now looking for more inspiration and I guess that means more examples of difficulties that the “vertically challenged” experience. Originally the book was based on issues that I have personally had to deal with, but in order to make the book as interesting as I would like, I think that I am going to have to ask for help. If anyone has any ideas of “problems” that I can add, please leave it in the comments. Enjoy the pictures.
I have recently taken it upon myself to delve deeper into the world of social media and make an attempt to learn to use Twitter. While perusing the endless world of twitter, I stumbled upon tweets tagged #shortgirlproblems. Being vertically challenged myself this sparked my interest. The tweets were intriguing because they were hilarious to read but also because I could relate to them. I felt slightly empowered knowing that I was not the only person who found myself in these embarrassing predicaments. I became immediately inspired by this, I felt that if I could relate to these tweets, and if there were so many short girls out there posting them, then clearly this is a major issue that needs public recognition.
Lucky for me this inspiration coincided perfectly with a publication design project for our typography class. I have decided that this project presents me with the perfect platform to launch my public awareness campaign on behalf of short girls everywhere. This book will illustrate many issues that many women, myself included are presented with on a daily basis. I plan to use and acknowledge these tweets as my inspiration as well as depicting the problems in a style that mimics the tweets themselves. The book will be divided into several categories and will have simple and cute illustrations to accompany the “problems” which we are faced with.
Check back soon for updates on the progress of this book.