Jiya Sultania


Class of: 2025

Major: Interior Design BFA

Medium: Video

Faculty: Joey Christiano Diaz

Prompt: Open Works: From Silence to Expression

This project is about my struggles with body issues. This is something I’ve faced my entire life and the aim of the video is to let people know how these comments can actually affect the mental health of a person. I created the short film on adobe premiere pro. I used a Canon 6D camera and a Photo Tripod to shoot the videos. I had never shot a film before and it was something new for me and the camera movement required some practice as well. This was a very important project for me because it’s something I never spoke about and I want people to be more careful with what they say and how they think. It was definitely a very difficult process for me because I had to be vulnerable since it was such a personal topic. I was very inspired by Jameela Jamil’s interview with ‘People’ where she talks about her struggles with body image and body dysmorphia which she has been experiencing since the age of 14.