Origami paper, wool, paint marker, glue
This installation represents the idea that being LGBTQIA+ is not a choice: it is who you are. Individual strands of rainbow wool represent the DNA double helix, in which heart-shaped pride flags are suspended, symbolising a living body. Positive and negative phrases associated with the community are written inside each heart. They show that people's words are carried in and affect queer minds, bodies and souls. The work demands that anti-LGBTQIA+ rhetoric be challenged and queer young people be heard and supported, now more than ever.