I stumbled upon this after reading on something that’s worlds away. I guess that’s how it is when you’re on the net sometimes. Something catches your eye, click click click, and you’ve read ten articles about five completely different things. And that’s also how time flies and you end up not doing the things you’re supposed to do.
Anyway, I had jumped from something and landed on this site called SEA Youth Say So to read their article on the Rakhine-Rohingya conflict in Myanmar. When I finished that, this written by Kirsten Han caught my eye. Quote:
Running from 24 August to 7 September, Our Very Own Stories is a photo exhibition held in conjunction with month-long gay pride festival IndigNation. A collaboration between five photographers, the exhibition highlights members of Singapore’s LGBT community, sharing their experiences of coming out, battling discrimination and bullying.
Inspired by the It Gets Better campaign in the United States, Our Very Own Stories aims to break the silence around LGBT issues and personal struggles, and show that there is indeed a light at the end of the tunnel for those who are still struggling for acceptance and self-acceptance.
The 7th, that would be this Friday. I hope I can make it to have a look-see before then.
Related stuff: fridae.asia interviewed the curator Nicholas Deroose, and featured three of the photographs and stories from the exhibition.
Facebook page is here.
And below is a video of the launch, uploaded by Indignation Sg.
Part of the video’s description at YouTube states that:
Our Very Own Stories showcases Singaporean LGBT stories and photographs of struggles and triumph against the challenges of self-worth, self-image, discrimination and bullying. A collaboration between community photographers the exhibition seeks to inspire hope in youths to show them a future beyond the adversities that they face today.
Our Very Own Stories is part of IndigNation 2012. IndigNation is an annual showcase of Singapore LGBT community’s multi-facetedness, now into its 8th edition in 2012!