“Tuzinia” was partially inspired from my daily life with my three pet rabbits. Before adopting and living with them, I had never realized just how pervasive stereotypes can be, even when they appear harmless. For example, people often think that rabbits are only white, or that they only eat carrots. However, stereotypes and common tropes as simple as these influence our thinking and our ability to conceive of the multiplicity and diversity that actually exists in real life. In “Tuzinia”, I set out to depict a multicultural land of rabbits, modeled on real-life geopolitics, group differences, and standards of physical beauty, and thus also functioning as commentary.
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