In a tell-all society where outgoing individuals appear to be socially preferred, shy individuals are expected to build up their confidence and to ‘get out of their shell’. However, the difficulties that they face are more than just being tongue-tied but a series continuous struggle of self-evaluation, self-criticism and self-consciousness. The lack of empathy for shy individuals often results in the misunderstanding and lack of emotional support for them, leaving to fend for themselves in a world where outgoing characteristics are socially preferred. It does not help that shy individuals experience constant self-doubt and back away from what they fear.
Through the use of storytelling and illustrations, this project allows the viewer to take a peek into the world of a shy individual through her struggles as well as her ability to handle shyness in a series 3 illustrated books.
This is a Final Year Project and was exhibited for 2 weeks at Nanyang Technological University, School of Art, Design & Media.