A lot of people I asked prefaced with messages like “ok I’m really embarrassed”, “don’t judge me but”, and it reminded me of all the conversations with moms that we had where they prefaced things with “oh wow, this is TMI” or “sorry to get into this but”.


Guilty Pleasures

Sourcing friends to see how guilt manifests in a different medium

Perhaps a bit more removed from motherhood than previous projects, I asked various friends and their networks to submit one “guilty pleasure” song. I was interested in this colloquial, normalized manifestation of guilt, how people determine what is a guilty pleasure and the weird hidden (whether conscious or unconscious) “shame” that comes with the term.

Designer(s): Serina