For my class, Image, Culture & Society, I found myself contemplating the idea of doing a project based on gender roles. Thinking on the idea that people are always so concerned about what boys and girls should and should not do based on their gender. However, I quickly realized how uninspired I was finding myself in that thought process. Thus I took a dive into the pop culture swimming pool and came out with inspiration of gold and so much more motivation!
Beginning with the idea of beggars on the streets with their cardboard signs, I began to think of what popular characters in pop culture may have written on their signs if they were panhandling. From there, I began to think of US based statistics that would connect with the character holding the sign and bring forth issues that most of us don't often think about on a day to day basis when we are channel surfing on the couch. By combining the attention grabbing character with a serious statistic, I hoped to shed some light on some disturbing numbers coming out of our country.