They are the main characters of part 2 in my graphic novel about well-being. They represent the id (Isobel, or Is, the owl) and the ego (Desmond, or Des, the rat). Through the development of their relationship, they will explore the ideas of Freud as well as Ekhart Tolle's famous book: The Power of Now.
I'm excited to start working on my project but I still have to hold off on anything decisive since I have 2 interviews left to go through in order to be accepted into the Jeunes Volontaires program. The next one will be next week, on Wednesday. I've been keeping myself busy since then, developing the characters and the story a bit more in order to gain more depth and perception about the messages I want to deliver through this graphic novel.
However, I'm having a bit of a hard time with the 3rd part of the project: I want to create a story around the physical well-being of someone by addressing society's expectations about gender without categorizing the main character specifically (either as a woman, or a man, or a trans, etc.). Not sure how to go about that, and especially not sure what kind of context to put it in. Someone suggested I introduce the character into into different settings and situations that show how illogical ideas about gender roles can be. Any ideas?