A collage colaboratively produced by participants in the Consortium on Practices of Well-being and Resilience in Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Families and Communities (Co-POWeR).
The idea for the collaborative collage was to highlight eclipsed activities and thoughts in BAME youth lives. The young person represents a surface image that might not always reveal internal struggles.
The illustrations in the light express critical observations and tensions between image, preconceived perceptions and being misunderstood in society. But the light also acts as a spotlight - not to expose them or put them on the spot - but to accentuate that here too there are issues that need equal attention and just action.
Capturing the struggles in shadows further emphasises the need to reach out beyond the facade, because not everything is as it seems.