Speaking Light Size 46.8" by 33.1"
Poster Mounted on 1" Card
Delivery Time: 1 week within Alberta; Up to 6 weeks outside Alberta
Name: Speaking Light
Rationale: My poster was inspired by a quote from a woman living with HIV - “Speaking to people is my light”. This quote can be interpreted many different ways. It could mean that speaking to people that she knows, like friends and family is her light. I interpreted it as speaking to people about her struggles and experience with HIV and sharing her story with people like us is her light. The theme for this years poster series was “#sexolution” and by her sharing her story with people she is helping to fight the stigma against HIV.
The Ribbon Rouge Arts Illustration Mentorship program was powered by the Graphic Designers of Canada and sponsored by ATB Financial.
These illustrations show case art created by students from art programs at the University of Alberta, Macewan University, ECAD and Pixel Blue. These students compiled ethnographic information from former female sex trade workers and intravenous users living with HIV in Edmonton as well as from the point of view of a female transgender contributor in Edmonton. This collection shares their stories through visual arts.
2016 Theme - #sexolution
The Evolution of Sex
An exploration of how our notions of sexuality have evolved from heterosexuality and rare often derogatory mentions about homosexuality & bisexuality, to a broader understanding and knowledge about LGBTQQIP2SAA. It also tackles themes about one of the most pressing human rights issues facing Canadians today - the high rate of sexual violence against women. It is an exploration of the need for an evolution in our hearts to move away from harmful rape culture, social norms and, in some cases, criminal laws, in order to reduce the transmission of HIV.
Every human being is entitled to the highest attainable standard of health, privacy, liberty and security, freedom of expression and assembly, gender equality, freedom from violence and arbitrary arrest, free choice of employment and just and favourable conditions of work, non-discrimination, and the prohibition of forced labour, child labour and trafficking.
Irrespective of choice of employment, sexuality & gender
Funds generated by art sales will fund our initiatives towards social change for zero HIV