Karen Lee


Bachelor of Design
Visual Communication

As a woman who was born and raised in New Zealand and has parents from different countries around the world, I noticed a difference in how I’m represented and treated in society. Growing up with that shift has changed how I view myself as an individual and caused issues with my self-esteem. I strongly believe that you’re still you and you still belong in New Zealand, no matter your race, gender, or background.  

I created this project to shine a light on the discrimination New Zealanders of different cultures receive, and to shift how they’re viewed. One of my aims was to encourage others to be more respectful and know their reasons for moving to New Zealand whether in good or bad circumstances. How would you like it if you were told to leave your home?

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