THE MISSION

Goodstrangevibes' mission involves using art to make a difference in relation to body image, mental health, gender, sexuality and sex.

  • Body Positivity:

    • Promote that one’s worth is not determined by appearance.

    • Challenge societal beauty standards.

    • Share educational information on body image and positive body image drawing on academic research.

 

  • Mental Health:

    • Share about my own mental health to break down the stigma.

    • Share things that have helped my mental health (e.g. self-care activities, mantras and resources).

    • Encourage people to be compassionate and kind to themselves and others.

    • Encourage empathy.

 

  • Gender, Sexuality and Sex:

    • Challenge the gender binary and gender roles e.g.

      • Toxic masculinity (men don’t cry, men are strong etc.)

      • Women valued based on their appearance

      • Gendered sexual stereotypes: men high uncontrollable sex drive, women passive and exist for male pleasure.

      • Challenge the idea that there are only two genders.

    • Advocate for the rights of marginalised genders.

    • Highlight that appearance and biology do not define gender.

    • Raise awareness of a diversity of sexual experiences.

    • Promote pleasure and destigmatize masturbation for non-men.

    • Validate and normalise questioning in sexuality and gender identity journeys.

 

 

  1. Hug: comforts them

    • Example:  When Noah sees GSV art ‘you have got this’, they feel comforted.

  2. Power: influences someone’s assumptions/thoughts/knowledge on a topic leading to them utilising that new power e.g. by changing their self-talk or changing other’s perceptions. 

  3. Power hug: comforts them and influences their assumptions/thoughts/knowledge on a topic leading to them utilising that new power e.g. by changing their self-talk or changing other’s perceptions. 

    • Example: When Tuli sees GSV art ‘your worth is not determined by your appearance’, she feels comforted and begins to question what she has internalised about her worth and her body. She then talks about it to her friends in class and shares the power hug.

  4. Shareable: represents the viewer’s opinion, they share it so more people see and can have a potential hug, power or power hug.

    • Example: When Alfie sees GSV art ‘trans rights are human rights’, he shares it on his Facebook and his trans friend sees it and feels comforted that his friend supports his existence.

  1.  A Hug,

  2. Power,

  3. A Power Hug, or

  4. A Shareable. 

When I share my art I aim to give viewers either:​

 © 2021 by Lou Brown

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