Fairy tales and nursery rhymes have always interested me for what they tell us about gender roles. Historically the female protagonist was shown as a passive participant in her own story, yet these traditional fairy tales remain popular amongst young girls growing up against a backdrop of feminist movements. In this series, I aim to overlay these feminist messages against old fashioned rhymes and story-telling, using both text and imagery to highlight the often complex and contradictory lessons we teach our children. It's time to rewrite the narrative.

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Leah Marie Mariani

ABN 60 749 478 239

Surrey Hills, Australia 3127 


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