The Story Behind Margaret Making

Girls are raised to be perfect.

Reshma Saujani’s Ted Talk about teaching girls bravery resonated with me. During my educational and professional career, there have been several instances where I chose to show nothing at all instead of showing progress.

Margaret Making is a video series that attempts to defy the socialization of perfection. It consists of mini projects that respects the process as much as the final product. I play around with new programs (Fusion 360) and have fun with old ones (Adobe Photoshop).

Showing imperfections in my work has proven to be a vulnerable process for me. But it’s allowed me the space to make mistakes, learn from them, and more importantly - have fun again with creating.

Here is a snippet of the series:

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