“Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” Theodore Roosevelt (1858 - 1919)
About the original art: the original is a collage - text from newspaper articles about LGBTQ youth who have been beaten, bullied, murdered - combined with map imagery, because hate crimes know no zip code. This is a call to action: speaking up, speaking out- use your voice and what resources you have for the forces of good. I grew up a queer kid in a small town. I know what it is like to be bullied, to hide, to live in the margins. I hear from people all the time who don’t know what they can do to make a difference in this world - and my answer is also my mantra: “Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” It matters. It all matters. Some kid out there is depending on you.
12 x 24 inch poster.