Anchor of Hope
Design Inspiration: A friend reached out to see if Wander Wear would be interested in a sponsorship for AFSP's annual Out of the Darkness Walk. She's currently a Board Chair with the Nebraska Chapter and was personally and deeply affected by suicide. She's become a strong advocate and voice for suicide prevention and I was honored when she asked me to design a shirt for her chapter’s walk.
An anchor is a symbol of hope in how, when lifted up from the water, it represents a new adventure, a new voyage. For many, this metaphor is symbolic of our feelings when they leave a dormant part of their life and set sail on a new journey. We feel alive, excited and hopeful for what is to come. It is an encouragement for us to carry on with our plans and to stay steadfast with our vision of the new dreams we have ahead of us.
The semicolon represents mental health struggles and the importance of suicide prevention. It was born from a Social Media Movement in 2013. They describe themselves as a "movement dedicated to presenting hope and love to those who are struggling with depression, suicide, addiction, and self-injury. Project Semicolon exists to encourage, love, and inspire."
BUT WHY A SEMICOLON? "A semicolon is used when an author could've chosen to end their sentence, but chose not to. The author is you and the sentence is your life."
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