Gizem Öğüt is an artist and designer based in Istanbul, Turkey, whose work is focused on feminist topics. Her series of illustrations ‘HABITAT‘ tackles the pressure women are facing to conform to society’s beauty standards. Through an infinity of colors and patterns, Gizem allows her characters to liberate themselves from the imposed gender-discriminating norms. The facial expression of each woman she draws, reflects their dissatisfied, disgruntled and fearless attitudes towards these “norms”. They dress up freely, ignoring judgments from those who dictate and scrutinize how they should dress and behave.
It is time to break free from the imposed norms. Now is the time to be yourself!