Qianyue Chen
Graphic Designer

Publication Design

Pregnant Vase
Traditional Chinese society believes that women must achieve their self-value through childbirth, but at the same time, society also has strict requirements on women's appearance and body. In social ideals, women's bodies should be as slim as a vase, with smooth and flawless skin. But I found through research that most women perceived the pregnant body to be out of their control and as transgressing the socially constructed ideal, against which they tried to protect their body image satisfaction.

This book is an excerpt from my interviews with women who have experienced pregnancy. I hope the audience can understand the harm of pregnancy to women through the book and jointly explore the relationship and conflict between these harms and social demands.

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