In 2011, I was completing my Master's of Art Education at Boston University. My thesis concentrated on using art education to support LGBTQ Youth with a focus on the rise in LGBTQ Bullycides. This coincided with the landmark Rutgers student Tyler Clementi's Bullycide.
I wanted to push the concept of a safe space further and painted 18 students ages 11-18 who were victims of LGBTQ Bullycides and Hate Crimes. I felt as an educator, it was imperative to create this space where all students could thrive as their authentic self. Every student has a biography written in their desk. Please take some time to know these wonderful young people.