I created this look to embody the experience of being on the antidepressant Prozac. It is composed of a body suit which is hand stitched with Prozac's side effects, a vest made of giant stuffed pills, and smiley face stickers.
The piece can be interpreted as negative or positive, based on the viewer's relationship with medication. It makes you happier, but is it worth the side effects? Does it matter that the happiness is artificial?
By creating this apparel, I've turned a personal experience into one that is public and visible. Mental illness isn't a fashion statement, but it may be part of our identity which is worn and carried with us.