Equally Different

By: Lydia S.

9th Grade, Alexandroupolis, Greece,

Artist Statement

There is a Greek saying, “don’t judge so that you won’t be judged.” People go on criticizing each other all the time, but what we really should be doing is opening our minds. Diversity isn’t something that breaks a society apart. It keeps it together. There is no shame in being yourself. We are beautiful. We are different. We are unique. But most importantly, we are all equals. With this art piece I try to highlight this message and show that all people, regardless of their origin, gender, color, or characteristics must have equal opportunities and rights. If this is implemented, we will be able to cooperate and, through the different ideas and views, grow as a society. It starts with a step forward. Let’s take it.