Work / Life Pumps

Issue: the unachievable balance of work and family

“You can have it all, just not all at the same time.”

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There is a constant demand for women to do it all — to be the best mother while also constantly climbing the corporate ladder. And when the unachievable balance between work and family isn’t met, there is often a feeling of guilt and despair.

These standard, office-appropriate pumps — much like the spoon — were not created as a wearable product. They were created to stimulate a conversation around the struggles women feel everyday. Most importantly, however, they are not asking the question: “Can women have it all?” But rather stating: “No, balance is almost impossible to achieve, and this needs to be addressed.”

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These project is part of a larger project: Engaging the Unspoken.