A Free Way of Protesting

My professor once said, “Love should be at the root of this transition that we hope society will make. It’s a desire to love one another and to build each other”. There are many issues being brought to light in the world and they can be difficult to watch and understand. According to my professor, we pay attention to these issues because we care, and it hurts because it comes from a place of love. Even though they are coming from a good place and we want to fix these issues, it can be exhausting.

A lot of people make social media posts when they want to bring awareness to issues that are important to them, but that can get tiring to do. My professor also said that the best way to protest is to create something that’s going to last a long time. This can be a drawing that’s inspired by an issue or a video that has discussions about the issue.

So if you’re younger and want to help protest, I encourage you to start by creating something that’s meaningful to you. You don’t have to have a lot of money or start a big movement with a hundred people. Whatever you create, as long as it’s meaningful to you, is protest enough because it will impact people as long as the creation exists. The best protest is one that will last a lifetime.

Peace Poster by Shepard Fairey (2018)

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