In the 1950s, many American women faced significant mental health challenges as they navigated the pressures of conforming to the idealized role of the perfect housewife. After World War II, societal and cultural norms dictated that women should focus on domestic responsibilities, leading to feelings of confinement and unfulfillment for many. This period saw a rise in diagnoses of conditions like hysteria, neurosis, and depression among women. The term "housewife syndrome" emerged to describe the mental distress linked to their restricted roles. Women experienced isolation, boredom, and a lack of purpose, often resulting in anxiety and a deep sense of dissatisfaction. This mental health crisis highlighted the growing need for greater opportunities and recognition of women's contributions beyond the domestic sphere.

In light of this, "Forget Me Not," is a personal project which explored the mental state of women in southern California, during the 1950's after WWII. Often times, people put on a mask of looking good while their internal state is actually suffering from anxiety, lonelineness, or depression.