Myeoneuragi is the virtual diary of Min Sarin, a newlywed South Korean woman. We follow her journey as she faces the hardships of Korean family life. She catches herself doing things she doesn’t usually do – for herself, for her mother, for her family. But she’s somehow started doing them for her husband and his in-laws. Without questioning why.
The project illustrates the embedded nature of patriarchal/sexist practices in South Korean society, problematising social structures and the implicitness of it all.
Myeoneuragi has been the recipient of numerous prizes, among others:
- 2018: 24 Best Books of the Year by YES24, one of South Korea’s biggest booksellers
- 2018: Second place, Contents of the Year by Korea Creative Content Agency & Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism (03 Dec 2018, Yonhap News)
- 2018: Gender Equality Award of the Year – Cheonggang Prize (12 Oct 2018, Yonhap News, 02 Nov 2018, NextDaily)
- 2017: Our Manhwa of Today by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism & The Korea Manhwa Contents Agency
- Let’s keep talking about feminism: Webcomic artist spotlights women in family (16 Jan 2019, Korea Times)
- Interview, Around Magazine (January 2019, Korean)
- Interview, 지금만화 (January 2019, Korean)
- 며느라기를 위한 호칭은 없다 There’s No Name for Myeoneuragi (22 Sept 2018, The Hankyoreh, Korean)
- Littor, an independent culture magazine published by Mineumsa (Sept 2018, Korean)