Photography and recorded reflections
This work captures the positive experiences of young LGBTQIA+ people and explores their ideas for the future they would like to see.
Mannequin, papier-mâché, wool, framed artwork
LGBTQIA+ young people deserve the freedom to walk down the street holding hands with the person they love without fearing for their safety. This artwork captures the homophobia experienced by LGBTQIA+ young people in Ireland by inscribing statistics on a body that reaches out to share personal stories. The work confronts the reality that despite progress marked by, for example, Marriage Equality and the Gender Recognition Act, many LGBTQIA+ young people still worry about offending people, are scared of rejection from friends and family, and fear violence against them.