The little book label was refined, and printed double sided so our flip up tab could work. Our T-shirt designs were chosen but only one was submitted, so we ended up having a large 20x24 poster and small 8x8 poster. This was funny putting them next to each other for feedback, but at least they were in color! Some feedback we got at exhibition helped us figure out what we really needed to put on our shirt. We found out that we can only use 1 screen to print, so one design that needed to have 2 versions was eliminated from our options. The other design had an arrow to the crotch, and people said they wouldn’t wear it because they don’t want people looking there. Visitors also said they didn’t want the brain on the shirt because it’s kind of alone and not very well incorporated.
When my friend Marissa came to our booth, she pointed out that in our little book label stated that gender is dealing with the heart and mind, which gave me an idea on how to reinvent our design. On the front would be a pocket sized print of the transgender symbol, except the center would be a brain. On the back would be a heart symbol plus a brain image equals gender. <3+brain=Gender (Picture above). We can’t think of a symbol for gender besides the transgender symbol, but it is still in the works. We also want a burgundy long sleeve now because the color is more in style.
Lastly, we had our true and false game flash cards. When writing them, I found a site that gave a list of transgender suicide rates. “Suicide attempts among trans men (46%) and trans women (42%) were slightly higher than the full sample (41%).” We used this data to make into a flashcard so that when visitors play the game, they also get factual information. Some audience members responded to this true or false with “Wow, that’s a large percent, but probably true.” This is another reason why we want to spread awareness; to lower this percent.