Anyone who knows me will probably not be surprised that when growing up I had some very unique views on the world in which we live. I have never claimed to be creative and/or artistic and this was apparent in the first ever art project I completed… screen printing. With my perfectly clean white art apron under the screen I gently smeared the green ink over the carefully cut stencil to reveal the words, above and below the head of a locust, “Insects will rule”. At the age of fourteen this appeared to me as a scientific fact, although many of my peers saw it as more of some crackpot making a statement of weirdness.
Wearing a rainbow
Working at York St John University, I have always been confident to be proud about my uniqueness. I hope that anyone continuing their learning at this institution, no matter what stage they are at, will also have the confidence to be themselves and to feel happy and have pride in the diversity that makes us who we are. Although I will not be attempting to screen print this across an apron, I will be continuing to wear the rainbow lanyard so that everyone knows that it is absolutely fine to be yourself.