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The #GenKqueer project involved multigenerational workshops promoting acts of kindness for Queer Victorians doing it tough around Christmas. The first act of kindness involved debunking harmful ageist myths, then participants produced messages of hope to share with community. The messages were provided to artists @kentoonist1 and @cintsartspace, who produced illustrations for hope cards.
You can view the project at the link here.
In the section below you can read the individual and group hope cards and listen to workshop participants reflections on hope, ageism and the importance of community.
This project is a collaboration with Celebrate Ageing Ltd and the Victorian Government Department of Families, Fairness and Housing - Equality Unit.
GROUP HOPE CARDS
Thankyou to the GenKqueer participants for the following messages of hope. Thanks also to artists @kentoonist1 and @cintsartspace for illustrating the cards and Chris Franklin from Franklin Image for graphic design.
Anastasia - "Stay assertive"
Brenda - "Be brave"
Gwen - "I am not weak"
Jayde - "It's OK"
Max - "I found my power"
Mama Mish - "My body"
Melissa - "Storms"
Peggy - "I care"
KL - "Lean into your 'you-ness' "
Mama Mish - "Stand tall"
Millaa - "The inner beauty"
Max - "Be kind"
In these two films (audio and photo), workshop participants reflect on hope, ageism and the importance of community. Click the links below to watch the film or listen to the audio.
Event & ticketing details
Dates & Times
|21 Jan-11 Feb | 24hrs
|Available online via the Midsumma website
|Free event, no booking required
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