When was the last time you tried to reconnect with people, spark engagement, or try to do something for people out of pure bliss? I went on a mission today because I thought that if I juice out my creativity, I will feel exhausted enough to stop myself from thinking about my underlying conditions.
Who would’ve thought that this defense mechanism, would lead me not only to work for a social cause but also to find the happiness brought by helping others? I’ve decided to make free lock screens for the people I usually talk to in our community. I wanted to see if my interpretation of their vision is -if not precisely, is as close as to how they envision things.
Since we all belong to the PLHIV community, I figured that there might be some similarities in our struggles and the battles we fight. Their feedback on my work did not only encouraged me to keep on fighting, but it also motivated me to do the same for others. In kindness, no effort gets unappreciated.
I guess that’s how the PLHIV community was able to grow progressively. Instead of looking at other people’s weaknesses, they amplify what can be improved and uplift each other in battling out their fights. While the lock screens I made vary in design, scheme, and even thematic approach, they all have a single element in common – they all yearn for optimism and social belongingness.
That has always been the mission of various local groups who kept on fighting for equality, for freedom, for liberation, or anything else humane. No matter what battles you are you have right now, you can expect a blood brother always rooting for you in spirit.
Below are the lock screens I made for them: