Hello my darlings,
There are so many people to thank this month. It wasn’t that long ago that I teamed up with Giant Ant Studios in Vancouver to bring forth a project for Pink Shirt Day. Today we share it with you.
This animated piece is the result of a group of individuals coming together and binding their talents in an expression of solidarity and compassion. I am humbled by the extraordinary efforts of those who selflessly gave their time and committed themselves to bring out this message in such a beautiful way. A slow but deliberately building applause should go out to:
The animators whose beautiful work I can’t even begin to distill into words:
Diego De la Rocha
Hyun Min Bae
Waref Abu Quba
Deo Mareza and Clara
Teresa del Pozo
Eric Paoli Infanzón
Julio C. Kurokodile
Daniel Moreno Cordero
Aparajita R (This is correct, does not want last name)
Alessandro & Manfredi (Last names to come)
Giant Ant Studios
Jorge R. Canedo Estrada
for having the bravery to helm such a monumental project.
for their generosity of spirit and tireless support.
for creating such a beautiful piece of music and having the patience to explore this art form with me.
for keeping me organized and making me appear to look like I know what I’m doing.
Loretta Mozart AKA my Grandmother
for never saying “You can’t do that.” For always saying “OK… how can I help?”
A special thanks to all of the teachers, students and parents who took the time to ask if I had anything to say about bullying. You reminded me that we gather strength through sharing and that our experiences can help others navigate the rough seas around us long enough to find land.
My deepest apologies to anyone I have ever hurt with my thoughtlessness. It was never my intention to cast shadows around your light. I wish you all an unrelenting happiness and a clear path toward your pursuits. The cherished lesson that I’ve learned throughout all of this is that honour is easier to maintain than it is to restore… that , of course, doesn’t mean we shouldn’t try.