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November 15, 2010

it gets better

by sven at 7:00 am

Here's a painting I just did for my niece's birthday, titled "it gets better."

The title was inspired by the It Gets Better Project. The project was founded by Dan Savage in September 2010, in response to a spate of teens being bullied to death (suicide) because they were perceived to be gay. As the site says:

Many LGBT youth can't picture what their lives might be like as openly gay adults. They can't imagine a future for themselves. So let's show them what our lives are like, let's show them what the future may hold in store for them.

Good stuff. Even President Obama has contributed a video in support of the effort.

Anyway, the painting itself isn't intended to be political. I just thought that "it gets better" is a good thing to remember in all our times of darkness. Something worth hanging on the wall.

posted by sven | November 15, 2010 7:00 AM | categories: painting