For this sticker I tackled gender inequality, and how we all need to work together to fight for equality. Men and Women should be treated equally and the only to way to begin the fight for equality is to start with yourself. The side with the woman is colored blue, while the side the side with the man is colored pink (along with other gender equality symbols) are used to represent the breaking of gender stereotypes.
Police brutality is a current issue which can be seen throughout the news. I wanted to emphasize the corruption in the world of law enforcement using the officers standing in line above a group of scared teens, along with one officer with a banner reading "do you feel safe?" to represent the inability to stand up to these uniformed villains. The phrase "who can protect us now?" represents how corruption in our very justice system means that we are truly left vulnerable.
Illegal Immigration and immigration policies are very important subjects in our current society. Illegal Immigrants are treated like criminals and many politicians work very hard to throw out people merely chasing the american dream which is the very basis of our country. The combination of the U.S'. and Mexican flag represent the families who feel ties to both nations yet are chained by their lack of a passport and social security card (mere pieces of paper that negate them any rights), "my dreams are not illegal" is the cry for our government to realize that these people are simply looking for a better life and thus should not be treated like prisoners.
Substance and Alcohol abuse is something I have seen throughout my life. The clouds represent the negativity which leads to the abuse, but the rays of light overpower these cloud, "there is hope" means that there is always a hope for life to get better. I wanted people to know that they should never give up, and should never resort to substance abuse, because there is always hope.
Religious conflicts can be seen all over the world and still affect our world today. The mixture of colors and religious symbols over one face represents how religion should bring us together instead of breaking us apart. Each person has their part to play and as long as everyone tries to get along then religion can be a beautiful thing.