Annual Benefit Fashion Show

Hannah Ahn and Yuchae Lee

Sophomore Graphic Design Major / Sophomore Film and Video Major

Beautiful Struggle

Hannah Ahn is a sophomore Graphic Design major who comes from an international background - moving back and forth between Korea and America. Yuchae Lee is a sophomore Film and Video artist born in Gwacheon, Korea and raised in Melbourne, Australia.

Coming from similar experiences of bilingualism, Hannah and Yuchae strongly feel the necessity to not only encourage language diversity but also to make more visible how it carries one's culture and therefore, identity. Beautiful Struggle raises awareness of what language can encapsulate and reminds the audience to appreciate their connections to language. It challenges viewers to re-examine what is inscribed in their language and how personality and expression can be radically transformed when translated into another language.