Speak For Yourself

Else, Age 14

  • Photograph
  • Photograph and mixed media
  • 390(w) 275(h) 0(d) mm

I made this piece because I wanted to make an impact on other people. I thought about how I wanted to use my voice, to express, create, and participate. But I realised that I usually hesitated to use my voice. There were things that held me back, fear, self doubt...I thought of these things as a piece of tape over my mouth, stopping me from using the most powerful tool I had, my voice. I think that we need to ignore these things, put them aside, rip off the tape covering our mouths. We need to use our voices we need to speak for ourselves.