Welcome to The Handbag Project’s online concept journal. This space is dedicated to  the progressive research and concept development for a new online documentary.

The Handbag Project poses the question:

How do women’s handbags contain differing version of feminine gender identity? 

 The handbag is a symbol of the the female gender, yet the contents is often invisible to the outside world. The majority of women seem to carry a handbag and most own at least one. Those who choose to forgo the purse often do because it feels like baggage, another interesting observation attached to the way women must perform femininity.
By unpacking women’s handbags, this documentary hopes to unpack the multifaceted spectrum of female gender identity.


Explore the Blog entries to see the work behind the project, or else skip ahead to the project proposal. Everything you need is in the navigation bar at the top of your screen.