I am Here


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Creation Date

Fall 2021


WHY THIS SUBJECT? I am bisexual and never felt I could tell anyone because my parents told me I shouldn’t say this until I was older and fully realized my sexuality. It was so hard to hear as a 15-year-old who was so sure about this one thing that seemed to be going right in my life. "I am Here" is a piece for the kids who are denied the right to come out as they grow up and find out who they are.

WHAT SHOULD WE KNOW? As a repeating pattern, the characters of the background represent the young kids and young adults who were told the exact same thing that I was told when I was younger. I wanted to acknowledge this stigma with a sarcastic approach by using a quote by Francis Maude that says “It is pointless to disapprove of homosexuality" and is followed by "Help the youth come out.” Colors like pink and red are used in the poster. In the LGBTQ+ community, red symbolizes life. Red is seen in the border of the triangle that will empower protesters to fight for their lives and rights to just being human. Pink is the symbol of a community, including those who are allies, showing that we can all support each other and the kids who are still figuring out who they are.

WHAT WAS YOUR TECHNIQUE/PROCESS? As an inspiration from children’s books, and mostly Dr. Seuss's books, I created a digital illustration of a poster featuring a manipulated rendition of the LGBTQ+ pink triangle. I wanted to show how these essential classic books that defined our childhood (especially 2000 babies and before), there wasn't much teaching about diversity and inclusion seen in what we read because no one truly acknowledged this was a problem at the time.

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"It's pointless to disapprove of homosexuality", "help the youth come out", triangle, children, sexuality, LGBTQ+