What You Are Is OK
My Final Project
The Department Of Visual Communication, Bezalel Academy 2020
What You Are Is OK is my final project at Bezalel Academy, guided by Ayal Zakin.
Summary of my book:
I was struggling with trauma from an experience I went through during my studies at Bezalel - my boyfriend at the time went to prison.
Finally, my main thought about that period in my life was that the most difficult part of what I went through was the lack of knowledge I had about being in this position, not knowing how people normally cope with this situation, what is supposed to happen, what's normal and what's not.
So, I wanted to give women who go through something like this exactly that.
I interviewed 12 prisoners' wives, including myself, and reorganized the stories by subjects.
This was one of the hardest things I ever did.
After graduation I promoted my book on traditional and social media and published it with crowdfunding.
I hope it helped even one woman who is going through this difficult experience.
Every woman of the 12 I interviewed has her own color, and our stories are told like a sort of conversation, although most of us have never met.
The book is divided to five parts, separated by black paper.
Chapter 1: The Beginning
Chapter 2: Personal Coping
Chapter 3: Relationship and Family
Chapter 4: The Prison
Chapter 5: The emancipation
There are 416 pages in total. Here are some samples: