RECOIL: A GRAPHIC NOVEL ABOUT SEXUALITY, RAPE CULTURE, AND VOICE

An ambitious project, this thesis touches on different aspects of sexuality through its use of LGBT characters, issues of sexual assault and an introduction to the world that is college. But the larger theme tackles not only discovering your voice, but also knowing how to use it. As Billy puts it, “there’s a lot going on.”

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COMEBACK KIDS: A COLLABORATION WITH FIRST TWELVE

Being an artist and prospective art student in college, I realized that part of my job was to communicate this untapped part of myself in my future endeavors and projects. I didn't know what the outcome or response would be, but I didn't care if it didn't quite make sense to people right away. Then came my college experience in Suite 112 and the people I met during that time, both of which guided me to the basis of First Twelve and a dire need to communicate this idea through fashion design.

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