On Sunday just past, I had the honour of hosting a WEave Jam with awesome friends and special guest Maryann Talia Pau.
What is a WEave Jam I hear you ask? It is a few hours allocated to learning and making woven ribbon stars to contribute to the One Million Stars Against Violence.
I have been talking about this event a lot lately not only because I think it is a stunning art project in itself, but as project founder Maryann Tali Pau explained, it is an opportunity to talk about and spread awareness about violence in our lives and communities. Whether you are/know a victim, perpetrator or even a bystander, we are all humans on this planet and in some way, violence affects us all.
Taking part in this project for me personally was about actively engaging in something that although I, very gratefully am not a victim of violence, can feel like a small part of a solution.
If you want to help with this art project, either check out the website for all the upcoming information - star weaving, stringing and installation day help - volunteers required!! Alternatively, if you are in Brisbane, My Aunty Anna hosts a local knitting group on Thursday mornings (9:30 - 11:00) where we will be putting down our hooks and needles and picking up the ribbon to complete the original goal of 500 stars.
Peeps, get your WEave on!
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