Transgender people are at an extremely high risk of death just because of their gender identity. Between assault, murders, and improper healthcare, trans people fight for their lives every day. In this infographic, I tried to highlight some jarring statistics that will inform the public about the crimes trans people face along with charts to help visualize the information. I included the TrevorLifeline as a resource to LGBT people, specifically trans, who may read this and realize they need resources, information, or a listening ear. I intend to bring public awareness to the struggle of transgender people so that cisgender individuals (identify as birth sex) can take steps to speak up and fight for trans people’s right to live.
Sidney Namey is a current sophomore at Pratt Institute’s upstate campus, Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute, where she studies Communications Design with a focus in Illustration. She intends to move to Pratt’s Brooklyn campus for her junior and senior years and graduate with a BFA in Illustration in 2020. When she is not in school, she resides in a rural town just outside Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
My infographic is entitled “Transgender Mortality Rates.” It shows statistics related to murders, assault, and healthcare in the transgender community. I am passionate about this topic because my brother is trans, so I often worry about his well-being. Transgender people have very low life expectancies. I used the colors of the transgender flag for my infographic because I thought it would be recognizable to people who know the flag, and the bright colors will catch the eyes of those who don’t. The colors are also pink and blue, the stereotypical boy and girl colors.
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My dollar sign design was inspired by initials written in old scripts for seal stamps. Giddyup was my inspiration for the handling of the line through the middle. My first sketch is on the right, and my final design is in the center.
I finished my process book! I printed, cut, and spiral bound it. I’m super happy with the results and can’t wait until winter break because I’m going to make many more illustrations of Piper’s stories for her to color.
I had my mother print out and give my coloring pages to Piper. At first she thought they were mean because I love to tease her, but she really likes attention so she came around. She asked why I only gave her a few pages and not a whole book. I’m definitely going to continue my project and keep drawing Piper’s stories.
I did some research this week about Piper’s birth and found some more images for my process book. I also came to the conclusion that I want my book to be interactive, so I’m making my line art into a coloring book for Piper.