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Find your voice
Two weeks ago I had the pleasure of working with Holly Painter, the two-time Grand Slam Champion of the London Poetry Slam. Her latest piece, Weapon of Choice is a powerful video touching on the consequences of bullying. Holly wanted to share her love of spoken word through collaborating with me on a one inch button design for mindyourmind. I made 200 buttons with the message "Find Your Voice" printed across the front."I think that message can tie into a lot of different things," Holly explained, "Including speaking out about mental health issues, standing up to bullying, comforting a friend, and of course, the tie to spoken word poetry or other art as your voice."The buttons turned out great and were super fun to make. As a long-time admirer of spoken word poetry, I was super excited to meet and collaborate with Holly on this project. Be sure to check out her website and watch her genius YouTube video. How does it speak to you? How can you use your voice to create change and hope in your social circles?
Erin Schulthies is the writer of Daisies and Bruises, a blog about "finding her way one step and one word at a time". After losing most of her youth to severe depression, she decided that since death was no longer an option, she had to find a way to live. This is it.
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