These are only my top two ideas so far, I’VE GOT TOO MANY THOUGHTS.
It’d be so brilliant if I could get paid to do good work while raising awareness and funds for mental health services and people that need help, I mean come on, that’s basically my fucking dream. I just have to organize my thoughts and put together a presentation with an argument worthy enough of being selected.
What do you think? I’ve actually planned an event once in the past - made a LOT of mistakes I’ll be happy to have learned from, but it was still super fun (and stressful) and worth it.
I think it stands a better chance against the app idea but I still want to do that too! :3
After seeing these on the web for so long, it’s nice to see them printed out and looking pretty! Although I wish I’d had more time and money to invest in better matting/framing.
On my way to drop them off - they’ll be displayed at the Stereotype event in Detroit this Thursday that focuses on raising eating disorder awareness.
Note how I changed the verbage on the “FAT” poster to include nouns…hehe.
I submitted some of my work to this event and it was accepted! Now comes the mad dash to get everything printed and mounted before Thursday, because I somehow missed the first acceptance e-mail and didn’t even realize I was able to be a part of this.
If you are in the Detroit area and have a little money to spend on a fun night with a good cause, please consider checking it out!
Some general info from their website:
Join us at the Detroit Opera House on June 14th, 2012 from 6:30pm – 11:00 pm for an evening of art, entertainment, and education to raise awareness about eating disorders in everyday life. Enjoy strolling appetizers and cocktails to the live music of esteemed jazz musician, Marcus Belgrave, while exploring the gallery of specially curated local submissions to be sold in silent auction. Desert and dancing conclude the evening.
Eating disorders are more common than they appear. By learning about them and the stories of those who struggle, others may learn that they in fact present signs of “disordered eating.” Hopefully by breaking the barrier that separates those with eating disorders, the real issues of food and body image that plague the masses will be able to be discussed freely and therefore, slowly healed.
June 14th, 2012, 6:30 pm – 11:00 pm at the Detroit Opera House.
Money raised from the event will be used:
▪ To provide a far-reaching educational network for those who struggle with Eating Disorders along with their friends and family.
▪ To assist with current national political advocacy efforts to include the diagnosis of eating disorders, across the spectrum, in all mental health parity legislation, and to increase advocacy efforts for mental health parity legislation specifically in Michigan.
▪ To provide a clinic to assist those who are denied insurance benefits when it is medically necessary that they receive treatment.
To raise the awareness of eating disorders and create increased awareness and recognition for eating disorders by having an art based event which also highlights the thriving art scene in Detroit.