"It Is What It Is"

In response to the recent overturn of Roe v. Wade, DC Animation Studio, Duke & Duck, organized an animated rally, featuring local artists, to create a space to educate & advocate for expanded access to reproductive rights. Selected as a finalist, I created a collage-style animation called “It Is What It Is” The piece is inspired by HAIM’s song, “Man From the Magazine,” written as an expression of the band’s frustration with the misogyny that overwhelms not only the music industry, but so many other areas of our world as well. This piece serves to empower others to take a stand in the face of precedent, rather than succumb to the complacent mindset of “it is what it is.”

Clara Ganz, COL '23